Eric L. Sofer
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  • Cleveland, OH
  • United States
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Swan Song for the Silver Age Fogey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Staeger (Grodd Mod) May 26, 2011. 141 Replies

"The high cost of being a comics fanboy"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Portelli Oct 30, 2010. 22 Replies

It's THAT time of year!

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Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 233 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition IIII
"Will annotate! Check that thread for my responses."
Nov 9, 2021
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 233 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition IIII
"I MISSED IT! Oh no... well, I'll play anyhow, before reading the answers. Commander, I KNOW this is gonna be a good time! 1. Earth-3 (alternate - Qward? Nah. They were dedicated to evil, but it was never outright stated the way it was for…"
Oct 18, 2021
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 232 A Forgotten Gem: Superman # 172 (October, 1964)---Part Two
"Fraser, You're right about asking for help, but in this story, both Green Lantern and the Legion are called upon for assistance, so it was a precedent in this story. I could go silly, of course... Superman could have whipped up a gigantic…"
Jun 2, 2021
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 232 A Forgotten Gem: Superman # 172 (October, 1964)---Part Two
"Commander, your assessment of Superman is excellent. Not anyone could be Superman; not even any Kandorian. Only Kal-El could be Superman, and your reasoning is flawless. As for Superman and his missing powers, I can't help but play "Why…"
May 23, 2021
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 227 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition II . . . Answers!
"Regarding Night Girl - as I recall from her origin, her father gave her a potion that granted her super strength (which turned out to only work in darkness.) That was it. But in other appearances, she appeared to become a pseudo-Kryptonian; flight,…"
Jul 15, 2020
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 227 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition II . . . Answers!
"What a good time! There are dents on my keyboard where I smacked myself in the forehead with it on the  obvious ones I missed. But a good time nonetheless. I will likely blow these quizzes because I never remember the Bits o' Legion…"
Jul 14, 2020
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 226 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition II
"Commander, with regards to Luis's observation - the time travel "duplicate" rule seems to be distinct to each universe, or Kal-El couldn't have met Kal-L. I believe the rule applies to the Phantom Zone. If one is in the Zone,…"
Jul 13, 2020
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 226 The Silver-Age Challenge---the Legion of Super-Heroes Edition II
"Am I too late? TELL ME I'M NOT TOO LATE!!! Honest, I'm not looking at anyone's answers - honest! I just desperately need a challenge to stir my ol' brain cells! Well, I don't care. I'd rather lose a toe than miss a…"
Jul 7, 2020
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 223 Passing the Bat-Torch---Part Two
"Hi Commander! Hope you and the GMB are doing well these days! Thought I'd chime in on these stories and give you some ideas. Batman II and Robin II suffered from one basic flaw; SOMEBODY had to be fooled and captured in every story so that the…"
Apr 9, 2020
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 218 The Silver-Age Challenge---Marvel Edition III . . . Answers!
"GREAT! I had such a good time participating, and even better one reading the answers!  I don't know if you noted relation, but question eight involves the size and color of Giant-Man and the Wasp's capsules. I know you have a bit of…"
Aug 21, 2019
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 217 The Silver-Age Challenge---Marvel Edition III
"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!   1)…"
Jul 12, 2019
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 216 A Forgotten Gem: Justice League of America # 27 (May, 1964)---Part Two
"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…"
Jul 7, 2019
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 216 A Forgotten Gem: Justice League of America # 27 (May, 1964)---Part Two
"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…"
Jul 6, 2019
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 216 A Forgotten Gem: Justice League of America # 27 (May, 1964)---Part Two
"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…"
Jun 27, 2019

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At 11:42am on May 17, 2011, Commander Benson said…

Eric,

 

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.

 

Godspeed,

Adam

At 9:34am on January 6, 2010, PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod said…
Happy birthday!
At 6:24am on January 6, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Happy birthday, Unca Eric!
At 12:24am on May 31, 2009, Don Collett said…
Hello, Eric! Good to see you! Hope things are well with you and yours.
At 10:46am on May 30, 2009, Mike Parnell said…
UNCLE ERIC! Man, it is so great to see you here!
At 8:27am on May 28, 2009, Rich Lane said…
Hey! Good to see you, buddy!
 
 
 

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