Don Mankowski
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Don Mankowski replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"U.S. pennies were actually bronze for most of their history, and have been copper-plated zinc for the past several decades."
Apr 20
Don Mankowski replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Tarzan Comic Books & Comic Strips
"I didn't pay attention to the dialogue when I grabbed those images. Sp, the 1948 Tarzan thinks that slavers are a "rascally" crew. Ouch!"
Mar 3
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"TELECHRONISCOPIC VISION -- Can see anything at all that happened in any bloomin' time and/or place.  Except where lead (or magic) is involved."
Mar 3
Don Mankowski replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Tarzan Comic Books & Comic Strips
"Marsh's Tarzan, 1948 Marsh's Tarzan, 1965"
Mar 2
Don Mankowski replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion Tarzan Comic Books & Comic Strips
"I'd read that Jesse Marsh suffered from eye problems when older. Burroughs expert Vern Coriell told us that the man was virtually blind near the end of his career. His drawings got rougher and more angular as a result. His later Tarzan took on…"
Mar 1
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"So, he can see through (almost) anything, however distant, however microscopic, memorize entire books at a glance AND recall the facts ... and burn or melt (almost) anything as well. I'm amused that the entire deal is to make the kids say…"
Mar 1
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"That makes esnse. As I said early on, om the early 1960s, people were being advised to ask their physicians for chest x-rays and their dentists for tooth x-rays. It wouldn't be too good for children (and some adults) to avoid x-rays for fear of…"
Feb 25
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"Y'r welcome!  I see the pic a bit clipped on the right, but if you double-click on it, it will appear in full (at least in FireFox). I'll bet that if one goes through subsequent "annuals," one will find places wherein the…"
Feb 24
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"Superman Giant Annual # 2, p52"
Feb 24
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
Feb 13
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"I remember that in the comics I read as a little kid (circa 1960), Superman used to use "the heat of my x-ray vision" to burn or to melt things all the time. Somewhere along the way the writers were somehow convinced that x-rays did no…"
Feb 13
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"As we get older, we lose some of the ability to focus our eyes far and near, because the little muscles that squeeze and re-shape the lens get weaker. Presumably, someone with "super strength" (and very resilient lenses) can do better, but…"
Feb 12
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"Once we've explained everything else, let's hear how SUPERMAN PROJECTS HIS TELESCOPIC VISION ACROSS THE TIME BARRIER ... [Superman #127, 1959] And, why he doesn't do that more often? It would seem more convenient that flying back…"
Feb 12
Don Mankowski replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Was there ever a plausible explanation for Superman's vision powers
"The densest elements (grams per cubic centimeter for solids): 22.6 -- Osmium 22.4 -- Iridium 21.45 -- Platinum 21.04 -- Rhenium 20.2 -- Neptunium 19.84 -- Americium 19.35 -- Tungsten 19.32 -- Gold 19 -- Uranium 16.65 -- Tantalum 15.4 -- Thorium 15.1…"
Feb 12
Don Mankowski replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion An announcement from George Pérez
"Classy and courageous."
Dec 7, 2021
Don Mankowski replied to Captain Comics's discussion Collections: How close are we to the end?
"Though I'd been collecting EC reprints since the 1970s, I hadn't even seen any of the Picto-Fiction numbers until just a few years ago. I found that I didn't like 'em as well as I did the conventionally formatted books. I…"
Nov 30, 2021
Don Mankowski replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Spectator interference, I'd say."
Aug 10, 2021
Don Mankowski replied to Captain Comics's discussion Every Frankenstein movie
"Then, there are the dramatizations of the weekend wherein Mary Wollstonecraft created Frankenstein and John Polidori created the Dracula-forbear Lord Ruthven while Byron and Percy Shelly hung around ... Gothic (1986) (Ken Russell)Haunted Summer…"
Jul 10, 2021
Don Mankowski replied to Captain Comics's discussion Every Frankenstein movie
"House of Dracula (1945) Glenn Strange as The (Guest) Monster ABC's Wide World of Entertainment: Frankenstein (1973) with Robert Foxworth and Bo Svenson Monster cameos: Helazpoppin' (1941) Casino Royale (1967) BTW: Frankenstein Meets the…"
Jul 10, 2021
Don Mankowski replied to Captain Comics's discussion Every Frankenstein movie
"Life Without Soul (1915), another silent adaptation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Without_Soul"
Jul 10, 2021

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