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 # 204 Dead on Arrival
"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…"
Feb 27
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 203 Merry Christmas 2017!
"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…"
Dec 27, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 202 Happy Thanksgiving 2017!
"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,…"
Nov 28, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?
"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…"
Oct 20, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?
"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…"
Oct 16, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?
"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. Look, there…"
Oct 16, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?
"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…"
Oct 16, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?
"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…"
Oct 16, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 62 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Six---the Also-Rans
"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…"
Oct 4, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 62 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Six---the Also-Rans
"...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…"
Oct 3, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 62 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Six---the Also-Rans
"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…"
Oct 2, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 61 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Five---the Super-Hero Universe of Hanna-Barbera
"And if you REALLY want to see an adult cartoon masquerading as a kids cartoon... it's Rocky and Bullwinkle. I wish Ward and Scott were still around today, making cartoons. They knew their audience VERY well."
Sep 29, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 58 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Two--DC's Silverman Age
"Ronald, for the Filmation cartoons, I think they could either have focused on the invisibility powers and shape shifting powers (yeow! Think of the animation costs!) or they could have made him a green Superman - and they already had Superman. I…"
Sep 29, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 61 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Five---the Super-Hero Universe of Hanna-Barbera
"Hey Luke, here's your crossover to the Herculoids. Zandor, the leader of the Herculoids, had a different name to begin with. Whoever designed him thought that he should be named "Zantar." Why? Flip the syllables and you'll find…"
Sep 29, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 57 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part One--Prelude to Super-Action
"Actually, a bar sinister is a left handed lawyer. Simon failed out of law school, so he became a criminal... no, wait, that's probably the same thing. I wonder who named their kid "Thug." How cruel can you be?"
Sep 29, 2017
Eric L. Sofer replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 61 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Five---the Super-Hero Universe of Hanna-Barbera
"Ronald - have you checked on Marvel comics lately? Something is preventing a Fantastic Four COMIC BOOK from coming out - and that's Marvel. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you... ah, but that's a topic for another place and time."
Sep 28, 2017

Comment Wall (6 comments)

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

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