I'm pretty sure I've seen this question asked and answered on a message board before, but I can't remember now what the deal was.Back around 1975, around the time that Redondo's work on RIMA ended…Continue
"I know that there was a later effort to consign this Adult future to an alternate timeline. But it bugs me when I read some articles where that future fact is imposed on a reading of this story. At the time, it would have been read as being in…"
"I don't want to belabour the point or get on a soapbox (I'll leave that to Stan Lee), but I don't think it hurts to spell things out every now and then, just to orient ourselves. Sometimes we travel so far away from concrete facts…"
"I think we of the former generation of comic book fans have been a little irresponsible and we ought to be more careful how we frame what we are saying. We're not just talking among ourselves--other people, younger people can read message…"
"In the wonderful story by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster and John Sikela--"Man or Superman?" in SUPERMAN No. 17 (July-August '42)--Lois Lane's suspicions are first raised that Clark Kent and Superman are one and the same.
Check it out…"
"I have no problem compartmentalizing Batman. In general, I believe Batman is all one character from 1939 onward through the '70s (it gets murky after that). I also believe there are Earth-One, Earth-Two, Earth-B and Earth-E Batmen--and some…"
"I would guess that the reps for stars like Bob Hope get hundreds of propositions every month and they just give a standard quote for licensing, whether it's a coffee mug with Bob's face on it, an appearance on THE JACK BENNY SHOW or a…"
"The thing is about that last Betty Kane story--in BATMAN 163, edited by Jack Schiff--it was one of Alfred's imaginary stories and shows our Betty all grown up. And given how that story ends, it would suggest that Betty is destined to be a…"
"If my memory serves correctly, it was Paul Kupperberg who explained to us on the old DC message boards that DC really wanted to do a Bob Hope collection (and probably collections of other licensed celebs, like Jerry Lewis), but the money that the…"
"I've always thought there was some mutual attraction between Freddy and Mary, going back to the early days of their adventures. What's wrong with that? They were never related, but they were often in each other's company. That's…"
"More on Mon-El and Superboy #89:
If Mon-El's spaceship is from Daxam, it should have become super in Earth's environment. Its exploding fuel could damage it but Superboy shouldn't be able to rip it open!
"Would National have been that bothered by Goodman's comics? Seems to me that they didn't look like serious competition at the time. National would have been more concerned with Dell, their major competition.
When you look at Dell,…"
"The funny thing about the utility belt is that it has been the subject of hot debate eversince I first started buying Batman comics and probably well before that--yet I rarely see anyone discussing Robin's belt, which supposedly held all the…"
"I guess that dowdy Wonder Woman was supposed to look like the '50s H.G. Peter version. Although the '40s Wonder Woman looked much pretter and more like the pretty Wonder Woman that Andru and Esposito had started out drawing.
It got even…"
"Back in the '60s, I struggled with how the utility belt could work. It seemed to me like the Adam West belt was more pragmatic than the capsule belt in the comics. But as the years went by, miniaturization became more and more prevalent and the…"
"It's understandable why Batman couldn't originally appear on THE SUPERMAN/AQUAMAN HOUR OF ADVENTURE cartoon series--because he was locked up in the live action BATMAN TV show--so he didn't appear in the Justice League segments of that…"
"I don't read the current books, but my understanding is that Kathy Kane was the old Batwoman and the new Batwoman is Kate Kane. It seems to me that the current Batwoman is a product of J.H. Williams--it's his art that makes her…"