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Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hoy Murphy Apr 4. 17 Replies

Back when there was a CBGXtra, I frequently reviewed DC’s Showcase Presents volumes that reprinted Silver Age series, many of which had never been reprinted before. Can you believe there was a time…Continue

Merry Christmas!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Palmer Dec 25, 2017. 12 Replies

Merry Christmas to all, the Ann-Margret way!…Continue

#Kirby100 #GoodyRickels

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Blanchard Sep 7, 2017. 9 Replies

As part of their celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jack "King" Kirby, DC has been publishing a bunch of specials featuring characters he worked on or created for the company. My…Continue

This looks familiar. Where's Goody Rickels?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff of Earth-J Jun 1, 2017. 3 Replies

I've never been to Comic-con and likely never will, but if there was one I would go to, it would be this one, just to get this 2017 convention yearbook! Bruce Timm cover stolen from Mark Evanier's…Continue

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Hoy Murphy replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I re-read the Adam Strange stories every few years, mostly because I remember Alanna as being my first comic book crush as an emerging teenager. The reproduction is crisp and clear in this reprint collection, and of course the paper quality is good…"
Apr 4
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"There's a fair amount of diversity if we  spread the nut that far, but those aren't readily available in most comic shops. I have to go to Amazon to find TPBs most of those things. I'd love for there to be more European…"
Apr 3
Luke Blanchard replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I would like there to be more of an audience, but counting translations of European comics, mangas and reprints there's huge diversity."
Apr 3
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I've heard retailers say that Marvel needs to cut back their total titles per character and let readers focus on a few. That might raise sales and would definitely make it easier for retailers to order.  Even without figuring all the…"
Apr 3
Dave Palmer replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I just did a quick count of DC's January 2017 output and with variants it was 198 books (including TPB, HC, etc.), 114 without variants.  Of that (not counting variants) there were  88 different comic books.  In the period Luke…"
Apr 3
Luke Blanchard replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"Although titles came and went, the number DC put out monthly didn't vary much. These are how many DC issues DC Indexes has in its gallery in each January during the lifespan of the original Showcase: 1955 30 Showcase was a year from…"
Apr 3
Luke Blanchard replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"Gang Busters didn't have regular stars, but the GCD tells me at that point it ran four stories of 6 pages each. The "Manhunters" issue had three of 8. Mr. District Attorney starred the D.A., and Big Town starred newspaper editor…"
Apr 3
Richard Willis replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"Luke Blanchard said: I suspect how much effort the editors put into the try-outs varied. In some cases they may have needed more to do, in others they may have had enough on their plates already and not cared much. I understand that the editors were…"
Apr 3
Dave Palmer replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I think Fireman Farrell could have fit in nicely with that type of comic, but its time was coming to an end, albeit  a few years still in the future. Could the “Manhunters” stories have been intended for those other titles and…"
Apr 3
Luke Blanchard replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"DC had a line of licensed police/crime comics in the 1950s - Gang Busters, Mr District Attorney and Big Town, and The New Adventures of Charlie Chan after Big Town was cancelled. It dropped them at the end of the decade."
Apr 3
Dave Palmer replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I picked up the Suicide Squad softcover a few months ago.  I’ve wanted to read them along with Cave Carson if I get the chance because Showcase and The Brave and the Bold had an incredible string of successes through 1962.…"
Apr 2
Hoy Murphy replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I agree with most of the points you've made about the Silver Age version of Suicide Squad, but on the other hand, the post-Schwartz Adam Strange stories are not as bad as I remember. My main objection when I was a kid was that they were…"
Apr 2
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"So it sounds like Suicide Squad is well-named, as that's what it makes its readers want to join before they finish reading the book!"
Apr 2
ClarkKent_DC replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I borrowed Suicide Squad: The Silver Age Omnibus, Volume 1 from the library, and couldn't finish it. Bob Kanigher can be creative, but he can also be repetitive to the point of inducing narcolepsy.  As Cap describes above, three of…"
Apr 2
Captain Comics replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Review: Silver Age Suicide Squad and Silver Age Adam Strange Omnibuses
"I had never read any Silver Age Suicide Squad before I bought the Omnibus, and to tell you the truth, I don't think I had missed anything. I found it a chore to slog through. I find that I've hit the point of diminishing returns on…"
Apr 2
Hoy Murphy replied to Steve W's discussion A Cut From a Cover
"It is a beautiful cover and I recognized it immediately, as I am re-reading that series now. But it's eight years past the end of the Silver Age (That's a clue!) so I'm going to abstain. Thanks for remembering this thread. Hoy"
Apr 1

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 4:40pm on January 22, 2011, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
Welcome, Hoy.
At 7:43pm on January 22, 2011, Philip Portelli said…
Welcome aboard, Hoy from Philip (Starcommander1) Portelli
At 6:27pm on August 9, 2012, Kirk G said…

Hoy, I finally figured out why your name seemed familiar. I've been getting your emails at work for awhile now.  I'm 70 miles north of you at the moment.

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