"I consider Kirby's going to DC a marker of the start of the Bronze Age. I suppose the Phantom Stranger could be considered an Bronze Age character too, as that's when he had a series. I'm very comfortable calling him a Silver Age…"
"Silver Age DC also revived one Quality hero, Plastic Man (or two if one considers the Atom a version of Doll Man). It also attempted to modernise the Blackhawks. (First by giving them new uniforms; then by turning them into…"
"I forgot to include jungle adventure in my list of 1950s genres.
When I was listing factors that mark the onset of DC's Silver Age I might also have mentioned Ross Andru's arrival on Wonder Woman (covers 1957, interiors 1958).
"It's hard to tell what the size of the line was as the output varies from month to month, Marvel did summer specials etc. In the opening months of 1962 Marvel published an alternating 10 and 12 titles. In the opening months…"
"Here are some things I've learned in recent years:
-Many early US titles were multi-genre anthologies. The superheroes shared their titles with other kinds of features. Single-genre titles first appeared in the 1930s (e.g. Detective Comics,…"
"I've been watching Posse from Hell (1961), starring Audie Murphy and John Saxon. The script was written by Clair Huffaker, from his novel.
A gang murders a marshal and other men and robs their town. Murphy's character leads a…"
"Ellery was initially Vance-ish, later more of a regular guy. He was a ratiocinative amateur detective. I think I've heard the non-Ellery novels by others include hardboiled ones, but I haven't read any of those.
I made two mistakes.…"
"The novel series was written by two cousins, Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. Ellery Queen was their penname as well as the hero's name. The books were confounding fair-play murder mysteries, like Agatha Christie's. They're…"
"I've been watching Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), starring James Garner. This is a likeable comedy Western with a zany streak.
Garner's character comes to a gold mining town with the aim of prospecting. When he finds out how…"
"I finished watching Beau Ideal (1931), starring Lester Vail. This is an adaptation of one of P. C. Wren's sequels to Beau Geste. The first film version of the latter was a hit silent film, and a lost sequel, Beau Sabreur, appeared in 1928. Beau…"
Henry K has asked me to relay an invitation to you: I'd appreciate it if you could let Luke Blanchard, Phillip Portelli, and anyone else who posted in my "NEW GODS", "WESTERNS" and "BIBLE" threads know about my KIRBY LAND group.
After a Jack Kirby Fan Group forum was hijacked by an unscrupulous individual on Facebook, Henry began his own forum, titled "Kirbyland" where he, and like-minded individuals continue to promote their beliefs on Facebook.
He wanted you to know.
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