"A few updates to my "Upcoming Releases" post from Thursday:
- Justice League of America: The Silver Age Vol 4 comes out July 11, collecting JLA 31-41.
- Doom Patrol: The Silver Age TPB Vol 1 comes out July 25,…"
"I think they can see money coming in for Supergirl reprints. Aquaman is in the movies but his presentation is very different from the Silver Age character, who is more like the "talks to fish" public perception and Superfriends image. Like…"
"I have a couple of the Aquaman Showcases, but I haven't read them yet.
Aquaman appeared in supporting slots for twenty years before getting a Showcase try-out and then his own title. The supporting slot stories continued for a bit after…"
"I'm less familiar with the Atom. It was more like The Flash, but with a romance like Green Lantern's. The reader followed the stories from the hero's perspective and was privy to his thoughts. He didn't have a confidant like…"
"In Hawkman the Hawks were a happily-married couple, like Nick and Nora Charles. Hawkgirl was equally capable as Hawkman, and they fought as partners.
Fox wrote the series much like Justice League of America. The stories were plot-driven,…"
"John, based on what you said, it sounds like they have all the Atom and Hawkman stuff digitized at least in B&W. I forgot that the Mystery in Space stories were also included in the Hawkman archives. The Adam Strange Silver Age TPB was ordered…"
"For anyone who has read the Aquaman, Atom, or Hawkman Archives, Showcase Presents, or the original series, what did you think of these stories? I haven't read any of them but I like all of the artists involved that I mentioned a few posts…"
"The two volumes of Showcase Presents: The Atom collects his tryout in Showcase #34-36, The Atom #1-38 and The Atom and Hawkman #45. Hawkman also has 2 SP volumes collecting his stories from Brave and the Bold #34-36…"
"Titles like these two weren't all that popular when they originally came out, and I suspect that 50 years later there is even less interest. There's likely a hard core group, like, I suspect many of us here, but probably not enough to…"
"I think that today the digital coloring process would be a lot less labor-intensive. They just have to stick with the simpler color palette that was in use in the Silver Age for authenticity.
The two volumes each that DC published of the Atom and…"
"The heavy-lifting part of reprinting an issue seems to be getting a usable B&W version of the art. As far as I know the expensive part of reprinting an issue in colour is the money the printer charges for printing in colour.
"I agree with Rob that these three are less popular than most of the others who have gotten the Omnibus treatment thus far. It's a shame really, as there's great artists associated with these characters in the Silver Age: Ramona…"
"“Chip Zdarsky really gets Ben and Johnny, and I can't wait to see what he does with Reed and Sue once they return.”
B-but… they’re dead! :P
“I suspect by this time next year this will be retitled to Fantastic…"
I may be out of line here but in regards with your exchange with Mark, we both know how he feels about Marvel now. We've both know that his opinion has not and probably will not change though I hope it does. Despite previous advice, I have no doubt that he will continue to comment on how "evil" the Marvel heroes are whenever he can.
However, he has had some medical problems and he has left here before thinking no one wants him here. That's something that I am hoping to avoid. I'm not blaming you for ANYTHING, let me make that clear. I am only trying to prevent another round of the same debate that apparently caused hard feelings before.
You won't change his mind and challenging him about it will only make him defensive, as past interactions show us. If steered clear from the topic of Marvel's Post-Civil War period, he seems happier.
Anyway, that's my two cents. Again I'm not faulting you at all. Merely trying to keep the peace, as they say.