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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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Dave Blanchard replied to Kirk G's discussion Silver, Bronze, Iron, Modern Ages: Start & End Dates
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Dave Blanchard replied to Kirk G's discussion Silver, Bronze, Iron, Modern Ages: Start & End Dates
">> I just as firmly believe that Ages are time periods, not styles or plotlines within each title. I don't know that anyone has ever argued that Michaelangelo left the Renaissance at a different time than Raphael or Donatello.…"
Wednesday
Dave Blanchard replied to Kirk G's discussion Silver, Bronze, Iron, Modern Ages: Start & End Dates
">> Ages are about excitement with superheroes, and  none of the 1,000 people who bought 7 million copies of Jim Lee's X-Men #1 were excited about the superhero adventure they were about to read. Just like the people who bought…"
Wednesday
Dave Blanchard replied to Kirk G's discussion Silver, Bronze, Iron, Modern Ages: Start & End Dates
"OK, that's what I thought you were thinking about (since I'm sure you've mentioned this a time or two before, though we sorta tabled this discussion for a few years), but I didn't want to assume. So now I'm going to flip…"
Wednesday
Dave Blanchard replied to Kirk G's discussion Silver, Bronze, Iron, Modern Ages: Start & End Dates
"So then, what was it exactly that you say ended the Bronze Age in November 1989?"
Tuesday
Dave Blanchard replied to Kirk G's discussion Silver, Bronze, Iron, Modern Ages: Start & End Dates
"The Bronze Age ending point has to be a moment that "ends" something, not that starts something. The end of the Golden Age brought on horror and funny animal comics. The end of the Silver Age brought on sword and sorcery and the…"
Tuesday
Dave Blanchard replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"Luke wrote: >>  I didn't know the DC line shrank in 1958 << If memory serves, a big part of that line-gutting was the cancellation of most of their funny animal titles. I think FOX & CROW was the only one to survive. Also,…"
Tuesday
Dave Blanchard replied to Kirk G's discussion Silver, Bronze, Iron, Modern Ages: Start & End Dates
"I would go along with Mr. Age on the Golden Age dates and the start of the Silver Age; I'd pull the end date of the Silver Age out to December 1970, which was the end of Mort Weisinger's long run on DC's Superman titles. I agree with…"
Tuesday
Dave Blanchard replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Happy birthday to our host, Mr. Silver Age, Craig Shutt
"Really? Mr. Age has tacked on yet another year to his awesomely thick resume of awesomeness? Well done, sir! In the glorious and time-honored tradition of this here message board (do we still call them message boards?), I'd like to celebrate…"
Tuesday
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

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