"I think that, until Batman #400, they'd been vague about the whole dead or dying thing. It seemed more like Ra's used the Pits when gravely wounded or seriously ailing, but it never seemed to make anyone younger, altho it seemed to…"
"I could have sworn that originally, there was only one Lazarus Pit, its location known only to Ra's, and he'd been using it repeatedly over the years/centuries, but not too often. Over time, additional Pits started popping up in various…"
"The Golden Age Daredevil (Bart Hill) had an unnamed brother who died filling in for him in Silver Streak #9. I can't see how this sibling would fit in with either version of Bart's origin, but for semi-obvious reasons, I'll…"
"I suppose a Silver Age DC Captain America would have a whole different set of editorial flaws--he still would have been light in the personality department, but he would have had a regular job of some kind, and at least a handful of recurring…"
"Van-Zee, the second Nightwing of Kandor, had a twin brother named Dik-Zee, and an older brother named Gem-Zee. Their mother, Kyla Var-El, was the sister of Jor-El's father. Jor-El also had a twin brother named Nim-El, who was the…"
"Barbara (Batgirl) Gordon had a brother named Tony, who had originally appeared in the early 1950's (long before Babs herself). I always felt he should have just been relegated to Earth-2 (he really should have been the Police Commissioner…"
"Back in the Golden Age, most of the super-heroes' alter-egos were near-ciphers: Mild mannered reporter, bored wealthy playboy, earnest young scientist, etc. By those standards, Steve Rogers was possibly above average for the time, with a clear…"
"If I recall correctly, while Doc certainly ran into a number of crooked women during the course of his adventures, he was blind-sided by most of them, not because he couldn't imagine a woman being a crook, but because of his professed utter…"
"On the flip side of the issue, tho, is that while the caucasian Iron Fist raises the issue of "cultural appropriation" and "a white guy naturally being better at everything than the non-whites who invented it", Shang-Chi, even…"
"At the time inn question, weren't all American comic books (except Charlton's, since they had their own printing press, which is why their stuff looked a bit different from everything else) printed at the same plant? I could swear that…"
"As a scientist, it's possible that Morbius, at that point in his existence, didn't believe in actual supernatural vampires & werewolves, and so focused on the one werewolf that he knew was "scientific" like himself. It also…"
"More than marketing, there's the matter of trademark protection--if Mar-Vell isn't selling enough to justify publishing him, toss him out and whip up another character to carry the "Captain Marvel' name and then it's just…"
"That story was when they fought the Demons Three (for the first time, I think), once they noticed that for whatever reasons, the Demons needed to specifically name whoever they were aiming their spells at, so if the Demons thought they were…"
"To me, there's a difference between mixing and matching various characters in a team's line-up in a relaunch or an adaptation to different media (some characters work better in live action than others, and certainly, SFX budget concerns…"