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Rise of the Superhero

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve W Feb 19. 8 Replies

I couldn't find any discussion on this topic, which kind of boggles my mind since this is EXACTLY the place where this topic should be discussed. But I blame myself since I've had a copy of this…Continue

What's In a Name?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Palmer Dec 13, 2017. 13 Replies

It occurred to me randomly the other day that most of the all-time greatest comic book people (U.S.-based, anyway) have first names that start with the same letter. I started jotting down some names,…Continue

My Golden Anniversary with Batman

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emerkeith Davyjack May 6, 2016. 12 Replies

Fifty years ago I bought my very first comic book: Justice League of America # 45 (June 1966). I don’t know the exact date, but the on-sale date was April 26, 1966, so I must’ve bought it within a…Continue

Batman-Hogan's Heroes Connection?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Blanchard Jan 10, 2016. 4 Replies

I was watching a Season Two (1966-67) episode of "Batman" the other day, and as Batman and Robin are climbing up the Bat-rope to capture Shame, Col. Klink of "Hogan's Heroes" pops his head out of the…Continue

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Steve W replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"Auction won, cost of magazine GBP 3.00  (around $3.50). It's on its way to me!"
Feb 19
Steve W replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"It sounds like a very interesting piece of memorabilia.  Sadly the Amazon sale isn't available in the UK, but, luckily for me, there's a secondhand copy available for sale on ebay's UK site.  I should have a copy by Tuesday!"
Feb 15
Hoy Murphy replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"I was not able to find a copy at Kroger, Walgreens or Rite-Aid, but today I found a stack of them at Books-A-Million and grabbed one. I just glanced through it and found Craig's entries, and you bet I'll read those first. Thanks again for…"
Feb 10
Luke Blanchard replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"In the 1970s Superman still outsold Batman; at least, DC put out more comics with Superman/Superboy. But for the time being that seems to have reversed. Superman was the first great comic book superhero, but I think Nadir, Master of Magic from New…"
Feb 8
Fred W. Hill replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"Interesting that they don't include the very first comicbook superhero, Superman, on the cover.  And just a little over 10 years ago much of the non-comics buying public wouldn't have been familiar with either Iron Man or…"
Feb 8
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"I do remember seeing this at walgreens but I didn't look at it because the cover led me to believe it was about super-heroes on television and in the movies. Now that I know it's more comic book centric I'll keep an eye out for it."
Feb 7
Hoy Murphy replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"Thanks, Dave! As you surmised I had passed this over since the cover makes it appear to be specifically about TV and movie versions of the super-heroes (I still use the hyphen). Now that I know that it includes work by Mr. Silver Age, I'll be…"
Feb 7
Mr. Silver Age replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Rise of the Superhero
"Thanks for noting it, Dave! I'm guilty of not posting about it, but there was significant talk about it on Facebook, as CBG's Maggie Thompson and John Jackson Miller also contributed. Their concept was to show how popular culture was…"
Feb 6
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Rise of the Superhero

I couldn't find any discussion on this topic, which kind of boggles my mind since this is EXACTLY the place where this topic should be discussed. But I blame myself since I've had a copy of this way-cool one-shot magazine since Christmas. It's called RISE OF THE SUPERHERO, and it's published by a division of what we used to know as LIFE Magazine. It's one of those hard-bound magazines that you see near the checkout lines in grocery stores or in other fine stores wherever cool stuff is…See More
Feb 6
Dave Palmer replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion What's In a Name?
"Regarding pen names Jack Kirby (Jacob) and Stan Lee (Stanley) kept it easy for us.  "
Dec 13, 2017
Dave Blanchard replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion What's In a Name?
"I think you're right about the letter "R" if we include given names and not the names by which somebody was best known. What do we do about pen names, though? Would Gil Kane go under the G's or the E's (for Eli Katz)? So…"
Dec 13, 2017
Dave Palmer replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion What's In a Name?
"One complication is how to classify the Bills (William) and Bobs (Robert) and Dicks (Richard).  A lot of the Bs can fit elsewhere. Because I was curious I went to the Will Eisner Hall of Fame and started there.  It certainly is a comic…"
Dec 13, 2017
Dave Blanchard replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion What's In a Name?
"Ok, so with the B's, you'd start off with the obvious biggies like Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Bill Everett, Bob Kanigher, Bernie Krigstein, Bernie Wrightson, Bob Fujitani, Bill Sienkiewicz, and then some not-quite-all-time-greats like Bob…"
Dec 12, 2017
Luke Blanchard replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion What's In a Name?
"Other Js include Jack Oleck, Jay Gavin (Werner Roth), Jay Scott Pike, Jack Miller, John Warner, Jose Delbo, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, John Wagner, John Ridgway, John Bolton, June Brigman, Jose Ortiz, José Muñoz, Jordi Bernet…"
Dec 7, 2017
Dave Blanchard replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion What's In a Name?
"I had Joe Sinnott on my list, too, but forgot to type it in. But John Broome!!! Aaauuggghhhh! How could I have forgotten him? Oh man, for a Silver Ager like me to forget Broome! Thanks for the save, Dave! As for what letter would be in second…"
Dec 7, 2017
Dave Palmer replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion What's In a Name?
"A couple of others just off the top of my head.  Joe Sinnott.  John Broome.  And he deserves some recognition for the sheer number of stories:  Joe Gill. Not a huge body of comic book work per se but Jeffrey Catherine Jones (Jeff…"
Dec 7, 2017

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