"Hi Commander! I’m giving this one a whack this year, and as usual, going mostly from memory. So I have no doubts that I’ll be a long shot from the rear. But dang, I do love my comic trivia, and you’re just so sharp at it!
"Oops... another wrong Batwoman! :)
You might have a hard time getting me to admit that Wonder Girl was that much less powerful than Supergirl. Of course, Supergirl had a monthly adventure anyhow, plus helping Superman as necessary... she was…"
"Mr. Fraser - I agree with your assessment. Wonder Woman told the JLA about Wonder Girl, who passed on the story to their sidekicks. It's a great set up. The problem is the timing. I don't recall - but I'm sure Commander Adam and a few…"
"An article of keen analysis and great insight, as always, Commander. I know your love of the silver age JLA - I feel that mine is surpassed only by passion for the Legion of Super-Heroes - so it's good to see you digging into the best book, in…"
"Commander, as always, a splendid examination through the past, and more than a little fun!
My addition isn't a criticism at all, but a consideration I had. It was certain that Superboy (and Supergirl) would survive their adolescences because…"
"ITEM: “…Brand insults the local lawman, Constable Ramsey, for trying to shut down the fortune teller’s act; fires Heldrich, the lion-tamer, for drinking on the job; and catches the barker, Leary, stealing from the box…"
"Merry Christmas to you, Commander, and the GMB. And of course, as you noted, to all of those who stand in harm's way... this year, as every year, I wish them no need to be at risk or danger very soon!
I hope the LSH had a great holiday, and…"
"Commander, I'm a cancer survivor as well, and I can think of little to be as grateful for as the fact that you and Cheryl are in good health, with good family and friends. I made a post on Facebook that I appreciate all my family and friends,…"
"Mark O., you make a good point about censorship, and I'll take it a step farther. There are times when censorship is necessary; I am thinking about information from the government or military, in such times when that information must be secret…"
"ITEM: Commander, I hope I’m not stepping on your toes here… but this cartoon is kinda out of the silver age, so I hope I’m supplementing and not usurping. When NBC decided to give Hanna-Barbera a slot on their Saturday mornings in…"
"ITEM: As for jumping off of a roof… anyone stupid enough to jump off a roof gets what they deserve. Eliminating Superman cartoons didn’t eliminate Superman comics… ah, but there we go back to Frederic Wertham again.
"ITEM: This is where a bad trend began (or perhaps came to the fore), which a lot of parents didn’t want to admit. Peggy Charren got on her damned bandwagon because she finally watched Saturday morning cartoons with her kids.
Let me repeat…"
"The topic I've been waiting for. I hope you won't mind, Commander, that I have a few replies to this...
ITEM: I have given a name to my pain and my rage… and it is Peggy Charren. (Well, Frederic Wertham too, but that’s a…"
"Commander B. - of course you're right about business being business, and while it IS a shame that females didn't make entry into cartoons, there is no question that they wouldn't have sold; no one would have watched. TV cartoons were…"
"...and Tara in the Herculoids and Princess Naida in the Arabian Knights. But I don't remember a lead woman in a cartoon until... gee, I have to think Spider-Woman in 1979.
H-B and others' humor cartoons didn't do much better. Petunia…"
"Heavens sakes. I remember all of these, but because I looked them up... not because I ever watched them. I suppose I might have once or twice, and then dropped 'em to see if the Herculoids was on...
And then, in the 70s and early 80s (if…"
All I can say is "Aw, damn!" For weeks now, I've been meaning to state in a comment to one of my Deck Log articles how much I appreciate your unflagging support and your incisive commentary on my column. I kept putting it off because I never found the right place, or was too busy to add a comment, or any of the hundred of things we put off doing stuff we should.
Of all the members of this board, you were my most loyal reader, and compliment or criticism or just plain commentary, I always looked forward to seeing you post a comment. You're one of the Silver-Age experts who kept me on my toes.
So I shall miss your presence here, probably more than most. But it's your decision, friend. I don't stand in your shoes. Each of us has to determine what is right for himself and then act accordingly. I'd prefer you stay, but if you feel you have to go, then go with my blessing. And my regrets.
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