"Wow, did I show up badly. I knew I would, but still... the agonizing heartbreak.
A couple of notes, Commander.
ITEM: I don't have the books or references in front of me, but for your question about direct counterparts, i used the Atoms. They…"
"IT’S THE QUIZ!!!
Okay, let’s see what I’ve got. Sadly, the silver age memory is flagging, and the books are kinda stored away… but I would NEVER miss a Commander Adam quiz! So I hope you’ll pardon the wild…"
"Fraser - demarcations of the ages are somewhat indefinite, although one or two are GENERALLY (not universally) agreed on.
Golden Age started with Action Comics #1.
Silver Age started either with Detective Comics #225 or Showcase #4...or possibly…"
"The Uncanny X-Men. I’m glad to see you take an interest in them, Commander, and from a Silver Age perspective. (We all know that the Bronze Age actually began with Giant Size X-Men #1. Well, a lot of people use that as the starting point.) By…"
"True enough. Every once in a while, maybe we got a glimpse of why he thought Supergirl should have a hidden existence... from his own adventures.It was still a crazy idea, mind you... especially when there was a perfect couple right at hand to help…"
"TLDR: Too long. Don't read it if you're not Commander Adam.
ITEM: Mort probably wasn't so aware of Occam's Razor, about the simplest explanation likely being the right one wrt Color Kid and the Kryptonite cloud. Kryptonite might…"
"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.…"
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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