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Richard Willis replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 210 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III . . . Answers!
"I just noticed that in my comment on the Scienceers I (in tribute to Stan Lee's Peter Palmer flub) said that the Amazing Stories editor was Raymond A. Parker. Should have been Palmer."
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Luke Blanchard replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 210 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III . . . Answers!
"It's from his second one."
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Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 210 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III . . . Answers!
"I certainly look forward to these every year. #3—I knew it wasn't likely to be Klar Ken but it never occurred to me the answer might be in his story. #4: While I did go to Mr. Delta/GEORGE I wasn't confused — I didn't…"
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doc photo replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 210 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III . . . Answers!
"Thanks for your efforts, Commander. Fortunately I logged on shortly after you posted the quiz and was able to answer a couple of questions before the real experts showed up."
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Richard Willis replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 210 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III . . . Answers!
"I’ve written it for over eleven years now, because it’s fun and because I like sharing my knowledge. But, of course, it’s nice to know that there are people who read it and enjoy it. I seldom participate because I lack the depth or…"
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Deck Log Entry # 210 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III . . . Answers!

And we’re back! I was pleased to see a great deal of participation this time around, and I was impressed at the fact that it appeared that all of you answered without consulting any answers posted earlier.  I don’t make that a rule because there’s no way to enforce it and, besides, reading what’s come before is only natural.  I…See More
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Lee Houston, Junior replied to Commander Benson's discussion Military Sitcoms
"The way I've heard it, Bob Crane loved sex and (for whatever reason) he loved recording himself having sex. Even if the ladies were unaware of the recordings (and Crane is reported to have never blackmailed or threaten anyone with his…"
Monday
Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 209 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III
"Not your imagination. His seat was personalized for water, the way the Atom's was personalized for height (ah, I loved that little flying chair)."
Monday
Richard Willis replied to Commander Benson's discussion Military Sitcoms
"You're right, of course. I think that when celebrities have "feet of clay" a lot of people hold it against them.  I don't think he ever hurt anybody and that's more significant to me."
Sep 16
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Commander Benson's discussion Military Sitcoms
"...Yes, Richard, but I think it would have taken some time for the NIW well-known specifics of Crane"s life just before his murder to be generally known then, and most dimply, I daresay Schulz and the syndicate simply sent out the strips with…"
Sep 16
Captain Comics replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 209 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III
"I seemed to remember some sort of shower thing once an hour, but I wasn't sure if I saw it, read it mentioned, or imagined it."
Sep 14
Randomnole replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 209 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III
"Number 6 - The red kryptonite pearl from Superboy 142? Number 10 - A shower stall that lowers over him, as seen in Justice League #1."
Sep 14
Richard Willis replied to Commander Benson's discussion Military Sitcoms
".. As for a Bob Crane - Or, I guess, HOGAN'S HEROES - reference in PEANUTS, there was a joke in at least one 70s Peanuts of Spike watching TV with a word balloon indicating that he was watching HH - that got relettered to be a STAR TREK wb in…"
Sep 13
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Commander Benson's discussion Military Sitcoms
".. As for a Bob Crane - It, I guess, HOGAN'S HEROES - reference in PEANUTS, there was a joke in at least one 70s Peanuts of Spike watching TV with a word balloon indicating he was watching HH - that got relettered to be a STAR TREK wb in an…"
Sep 13
Richard Willis replied to Commander Benson's discussion Military Sitcoms
"I made a point of rereading this entire thread. Woof! A few of the comments I was going to make are ones I already made, but here are some more if anyone wants to kick them around. I watched a number of first-run episodes of Sgt, Bilko as a kid.…"
Sep 12
Randomnole replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 209 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition III
"Number 2 - I had a sneaking suspicion that this would be found in Justice League. In JLA #15, the Flash sees an attack on Central City's biggest building, the Wilmoth Skyscraper!"
Sep 10

Commander Benson's News Posts

Deck Log Entry # 106 The Witch of Metropolis

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 7:44am 21 Comments

I’m not a big Lois Lane fan. I never was. Try for the life of me, I could never see what attracted Superman to her. Oh, sure, every once in a while would come a story in which she was a true and helpful friend to the Man of Steel. But far more often than not, she was a genuine pain.



She snooped. She pried. She violated others’ privacy. And I’m not talking about in her professional rôle as a reporter. These things she did to dig into the personal secrets of…

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Deck Log Entry # 160 A Forgotten Gem: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos # 7 (May, 1964) (Part One)

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 3:30am 37 Comments

“The Court-Martial of Sergeant Fury”

 

Editor and writer:  Stan Lee  Art:  Jack Kirby (pencils), George Roussos (inks)

 

 

It was January, 1963, and Marvel Comics was a title short.

 

Publisher Martin Goodman had ordered the…

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From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 40 "But I Always Thought . . . ." the Justice League of America

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:30am 50 Comments

Once again, gang, I’m going to blow away some of the commonly held misconceptions about the fictional details of the Silver Age heroes.  As I mentioned the last time I did this, an abundance of continuity errors made in the 1970’s became factoids when writers and fans who came in late accepted the mistakes as…

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Deck Log Entry # 159 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition . . . Answers!

Posted on June 17, 2013 at 1:03pm 29 Comments

I have to say, I loved the response to this particular quiz!  The responses were everything I hope for when I gin up one of these brain-teasers:  a reasonable amount of participation, a bit of brilliance from everyone who posted, some correct answers which I hadn’t thought of, and one question which nobody got…

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Deck Log Entry # 158 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 9:30am 57 Comments

I try to accommodate my readers.  Sometimes, it’s a snap, especially when the reader himself provides the inspiration, such as when Commando Cody raised the question of why Lightning Lad wasn’t held to task for killing Zaryan the Conqueror.

 

Other times, the sailing's not so smooth.  Figserello has been…

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Comment Wall (9 comments)

At 8:30am on August 12, 2010, Mr. Silver Age said…
Thanks, Commander! Since my own playground was down for so long, I figured I'd spend a little time over here, and I decided I might as well sign up while I was at it.
At 3:12pm on May 17, 2011, Eric L. Sofer said…

Commander, I have always respected your style and manner, and have enjoyed disagreeing with you on any (infrequent) points of contention we have had - so you can certainly believe that I have immensely appreciated your Deck Logs.  If you are posting them elsewhere, I will continue to enjoy them.

 

But it's just time for me to be gone from the Captain Comics board.  I receive no replies or conversation from Cap anymore, and my unceremonious dumping as an administrator left a bad taste in my mouth... and the subsequent situation has done nothing to make me feel any better.

 

If I do not get the opportunity to communicate with you again, let me assure you that you have my greatest respect and admiration, and I wish you and yours the very best.

 

I remain,

  Sincerely,

Eric L. Sofer

The Silver Age Fogey

x<]:o){

At 10:24am on October 21, 2011, Sandi Charton said…

Hi - not sure if I'm posting this comment for Commander Benson in the write location, but - yes - if you could scan some pages, that would be phenomenal!!!  I am very grateful for the tenaciousness and loyalty of this group....

 

Fond regards, Sandi Charton

 

At 9:48pm on May 30, 2012, Philip Portelli said…

Commander,

Over at the "Alan Scott is DC's Gay Hero", there is some discussion on whether Pinky Pinkerton of the Howling Commandos was always meant to be gay, not merely picked by fans as was Element Lad. It seems like there is the assumption that Stan Lee did this deliberately. I am in disagreement of this. If you can, could you please comment on this? Your knowledge is appreciated. Also I mentioned that, in the Silver Age, most of the Justice Society were not established as being married.

These are minor points, to be sure but if you want to add anything, it would be most welcomed.

Respectfully,

Philip Portelli

At 8:45am on May 31, 2012, Philip Portelli said…

Thank you, Commander. I was thinking about Percy's "origin" story as proof but you're right about what people want to believe. If Marvel puts out a story that states Percy was gay, fine. My point was Stan's intent at the time.

Again informative and timely,

Much thanks,

Philip

At 9:06am on June 16, 2012, Philip Portelli said…

Commander,

Actually we should all be thanking you for the research, enjoyment and knowledge you provide!

"Happy I read your stuff", I've gone through your archives! The way you combine Silver Age comics with the events of the time plus your background creates a real learning experience!

Should you ever print your columns in book form, you have one guarantee sale!

Again with much thanks and respect!

Philip 

At 9:19am on June 29, 2012, Doctor Hmmm? said…

Commander:

Just bopping around the Board this morning, I ran across a comment you made to Philip Portelli earlier this month:

Sometimes I wonder if anybody ever reads my stuff, so it's always nice when I get a comment or a "like".

Made me feel a teensy bit guilty (not that you intended that).  I don't read every word on every thread, but I always read what you have to say in any thread I'm in, and I'm more likely to peek in on a new thread if I see you've posted there.  And I always read the Deck Log.

Your comments and articles are consistently well researched, well written, interesting and (when thats your goal) entertaining.  Since most of my available Board time is at the office (SHHH, don't tell anybody!) I don't often post unless I have something to say -- which, most of the time, means I have something silly to say -- but I am reading and enjoying.

Oh ... and "color" doesn't have a "u" in it. :)

Darin

At 5:42pm on May 23, 2013, Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said…

Commander, I'm not sure what's going on; I've approved your Archive Deck Log Entry #37 twice now, and it hasn't shown up on the front page either time. I'm going to discuss it with the other mods; I might be doing something wrong. But I'm not sure how, exactly, I can screw up hitting "Approve."

But if you don't see it, and put it up again, I'm going to let one of the other mods approve it, and see if I can learn what, if anything, I'm missing here. Sorry for the delay!

P.S. I'm going to send this on to you as an individual message, too, so you don't miss it, but I've got to "friend" you first.

At 11:05am on May 24, 2013, Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) said…

Ah, that makes sense. I've seen some unfinished blog entries from Figs that said in caps at the top, "JUST A DRAFT, MODS, DO NOT APPROVE" or something to that effect. It's an inelegant system, but as far as I can tell. it's the best anyone's come up with so far. 

Regardless, I'm glad it wasn't causing frustration or extra work on your end. 

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