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Does that one site with the Marvel and DC heroes interacting on covers still exist?

Ronald Morgan said:

Does that one site with the Marvel and DC heroes interacting on covers still exist?

Do you mean "Super-Team Family ... The Lost Issues!" (The Greatest Team-Ups That Never Happened ... But Should Have!)? If that's the one you mean, then yes!

That's it. Thanks!

Wow, those are great!

Luke Blanchard said:

The defeat of the of Mordru in Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes #245 depends on a weakness which had been previously established. In that case the writing artificially creates a situation where the solution is hard to apply when it's brought up - they can't imprison him underground because there's no ground in space, but they're only in space because they headed for space when the big fight started - and their victory seems earned because one of them comes up with a way of applying it.

The Legionnaires, in that story, wouldn't have had as tough a time defeating Mordru if writer Paul Levitz had actually done his homework and re-read the first Mordru story. There, he would have learnt that Mordru's weakness was not being buried underground.

To be fair to Levitz, Cary Bates made the same error six years earlier, in Superboy # 188.

It was that kind of sloppiness that knocked me out of most DC series during the 1970's.

I hold what was in #188 was in continuity for #245, even if a mistake. But in airless space, Mordru should be helpless! I never thought of that.

Even in the Silver Age the idea that Superman loses most of his powers but not his strength under a red sun gave way to the idea that he loses them all. The earlier idea made a surprising late appearance in Action Comics #545.

Marvel admits they made a mistake with exactly when the Spider-Man takes place and will probably make a do over scene in the future. Apparently they got mixed up exactly when the story takes place.

At a commercial original art site: Arturo del Castillo's The King's Musketeers. My recollection is I read instalments of The Kings Musketeers and The Man in the Iron Mask in Look and Learn, so they must have been reprinted there.

I've not read the books, but from what I've read about them the two serials certainly didn't follow them. I believe their storyline was heavily influenced by the movie The Man in the Iron Mask (1939). Adult content elsewhere at site.

Here's a nice article on the Ruritania romance.

In X-Men #204 the woman Nightcrawler rescues is revealed at the end to be "Judith Rassendyll, last of the Elfbergs... Queen of Ruritania". In The Prisoner of Zenda the ruling house of Ruritania is named Elphberg. The hero, Rudolf Rassendyll, is from an English aristocratic family illegitimately descended from an 18th century Elphberg, later the king.

I'd count the Tintin adventure King Ottokar's Sceptre as a Ruritanian story. They often involve political intrigue.

"Audaz", o demolidor. This was a Brazilian feature drawn by Messias de Mello. This page is from 1939. Search for "Audaz" using the search engine to see more.

I sometimes like to imagine a big collection of features like this called The Rivals of Flash Gordon.

This post displaced the thread News From Japan from the homepage.

I just noticed the Fleischer Superman cartoons were made like silent cartoons. They have stirring music, sound effects, and opening narration, but a number of them have little dialogue.

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