"Kryptonite. So prolific a plot device that it's actually made it into somewhat common use. More than a few times have I heard that this or that is someone's weakness, e.g., "She's his Kryptonite."
Commander, I so…"
"ITEM: Great article Commander. As per expectations, you always exceed my expectations.
ITEM: I believed the same Bud Collyer story about the radio debut of Kryptonite. Thanks for clearing that up.
ITEM: Quite a number of Golden Age heroes had…"
"Commander Adam - seems I'm a bit late to the party. Maybe I can make up for it by being sparkling and entertaining.
ITEM: Let's face facts... in the Silver Age, was there ANYBODY who didn't harbor a passion for the Scarlet Witch?…"
"Also, if you're looking for ideas for next year's quiz, I have one that might be fun. Drop me an email and I'll share it with you.
Well, not like I was gonna post it here - then EVERYONE would know! :D"
"Commander, a great quiz as always. Your consistently excellent presentations are always a treat, a challenge, and just a ton of fun!
One headslap on one I should have known - I knew Steve Rogers worked at a boxing camp, but I put that aside because…"
"Commander, fair enough. I don't believe I've read the earlier story, but I can see why it would give you a sour taste in your mouth. Plagiarism doesn't strike me so well either. And surely by the time Detective 500 came out, a writer…"
"Commander, in your mention of Roy Raymond, I hope you purchased Detective Comics #500. In addition to being a treasure trove of great stories and art, it has "The 'Too Many Cooks' Caper" - technically a Slam Bradley story, but in…"
"Huh. I don't remember that feature when I was running the board, but okay. That's cool. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact me as necessary... no promises on a reply, but what the heck; my email isn't all that…"
"Oh, I KNEW it wasn't perfect... I'm relying just on my memory (not the least because you make your questions wonderfully non-Googleable.
I thought my email address was available through my profile, but I would be glad to give it to you.…"
"I've been waiting all summer for this, Commander! Always a delight to work on your quizzes!
Now for my answers....
1) He received a token that would allow him to attend an upcoming meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes. (Of course, in the…"
"Commander, another splendid piece - as always. Can extraordinary be applied as a descriptor when it's the standard? Dunno. Just liked it.
Weighing in with a Silver Age Fogey point of view on Galactus... I don't think "alive" or…"
See, I was careful in my phrasing to use "supporting character" and not "partner/sidekick." Hawkgirl and Alanna were not supporting characters; they were the partners in heroism (and a case could be made for Sue…"
"Notwithstanding that I didn't like the reason for Aunt Harriet (Two men living together demands a homosexual relationship? Did Wertham not have a brother, a father, a roommate in college? Okay, enough about that poor fellow), I was somewhat…"
"ITEM: Yes, the first question was exactly as you interpreted it - the last comic in the Silver Age to not incorporate the yellow oval (I know that Batman #183 had none, but that was deliberate.)
ITEM: Of course you got the four I was thinking of.…"
"I... missed... a Commander Adam quiz? I am filled with shame.
Commander, I had a ball reading this. As always, watching you plumb the depths of the DC universe for your questions is just splendid fun, and I knew quite a few of these questions.…"
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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