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Mr. Silver Age's Discussions

Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred W. Hill Dec 4, 2018. 8 Replies

On sale today: Entertainment Weekly's special tribute issue to Stan Lee. With comics-history information and a sidebar on Iron Man supplied by me (written originally for Life Magazine's Rise of the…Continue

Gratis Comic Tag

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Silver Age May 18, 2016. 6 Replies

A friend of mine lives in Germany, where they have two Free Comic Book Days. The American comics day is in line with ours (May 7th), while the German comics day was yesterday. Here's the list of free…Continue

The 2016 Silver Age Trivia Challenge!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Silver Age Mar 24, 2016. 21 Replies

The 2016 Silver Age Trivia Challenge lived up to its motto of “When Titans Clash!” (patent pending) as Mark Waid took on a team of fans in the annual battle for the Silver Age Trivia crown.Owing to…Continue

C2E2 Trivia Challenge on March 18th!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Silver Age Feb 24, 2016. 4 Replies

The band and I want to invite everyone at the Mr. Silver Age Forum to attend the Pro-Fan…Continue

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Latest Activity

Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Three of a Kind
"Yes, I'm not quite sure where that one that curls under the center piece goes or where the other piece is coming out of. It seems pretty labor-intensive for sure. It makes me question if Bob White had ever seen a pretzel. -- MSA"
Aug 28
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Three of a Kind
"Ace Pretzel Co. makes the weirdest looking pretzels I've ever seen. --MSA"
Aug 28
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Celebrate May 26, 1971 -- you hockey puck!
"* This statement has yet to be verified by a qualified, objective source. Holding your breath until that happens may resut in light-headedness, dizzy spells and ultimately death. Your mileage may vary. No asking is allowed. Buying is advised. Read…"
Jul 8
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Celebrate May 26, 1971 -- you hockey puck!
"Happy belated anniversary, Dave! I'm glad to hear you can spread your celebrations over two days rather than overdose with Don and Nancy all on one day. The combination might give you whiplash. I'm just happy this amazing date in history…"
May 28
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Celebrate May 26, 1971 -- you hockey puck!
"I did the same (only a different spinner rack), I bought up all the Kirby DCs without thinking. It doesn't really stick in my brain that it was 50 years ago! That is WAY too long ago for comics I still remember buying. That would make me really…"
May 27
Mr. Silver Age replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Happy Birthday Mr. Age!
"Thanks guys! I appreciate the sentiment. "
May 27
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Celebrate May 26, 1971 -- you hockey puck!
"Thanks for not letting this very special day go by unnnoticed, Hoy. No doubt we'll need another celebration in one month. I'll be braced. -- MSA"
May 26
Mr. Silver Age replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Happy Birthday Mr. Age!
"Thanks, Steve! It's hard to take offense when someone points out you're getting old when you go by the name "Mr. Silver Age."  I have actually encountered that Superman panel a number of times, both on my own timeline and on…"
May 25
Mr. Silver Age replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Happy Birthday Mr. Age!
"Thanks, Hoy! I've never seen that one before, although I can certainly sympathize with their plight. Whoever inflicted that upon them is truly a monster!"
May 25
Mr. Silver Age replied to Dave Blanchard's discussion Happy Birthday Mr. Age!
"As always, Dave, you've made it clear that it's the thought that counts. I hope you enjoyed your sandwich and the lettuce hadn't wilted. I appreciate you making it so clear why we enjoyed the Silver Age so much. Comics needed a shot…"
May 23
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Three of a Kind
"Here's another where she's kinda on the cover. Here's another fake one.  I couldn't find a third, so here's a cover with her son. \ -- MSA"
Dec 29, 2020
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Three of a Kind
"Yep, I realized what it was too after another look. Wasn't expecting Subby to be dressed like that. But Hoy's comment should have been enough."
Dec 29, 2020
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Three of a Kind
"I would've bought those Scribbly Archives in a heartbeat! That was by far the GA series I most wanted collected but figured it was a pipe dream, and it was.I tracked those down online, and they apparently were created by a Ma Hunkel fan who not…"
Dec 29, 2020
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Merry Christmas!
"Thank you, Commander! This is the thread that just keeps giving.  Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new year to all Forumites! -- SA"
Dec 16, 2020
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Three of a Kind
"Whoops! That shows how good my memory is. I saw two of those today and knew there were more, and since they were all in the same title they weren't hard to find. Great minds think alike, just 18 months apart! "
Nov 20, 2020
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Three of a Kind
"I wish I'd had the office-furnishings contract for Action Comics in the Silver Age. -- MSA"
Nov 20, 2020

Mr. Silver Age's News Posts

The Metal Humans!

Posted on March 26, 2011 at 3:35pm 15 Comments

Doc Magnus’ creations tried on new identities as The Silver Age was winding down

 

Dear Mr. Silver Age,

It is my understanding that near the end of their illustrious Silver Age publishing run, The Metal Men adopted human identities. Why would such impressive super-heroes wish to perform such a contrary act?

Jim H.

Avengers Mansion.

Mr. Silver Age…

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Mind-Slaving The Hulk!

Posted on February 26, 2011 at 3:14pm 13 Comments

The Hulk, Mind Slave!

It’s not much of a mind, but a lot of people conveniently decided they had to have it!

 

Dear Mr. Silver Age,

I know The Hulk is a misunderstood beast, but you’d think, with all his good intentions and the good deeds he did in his early days during The Silver Age,…

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AMSA #2: The Need for Tomboy Betty!

Posted on February 5, 2011 at 3:30pm 15 Comments

In light of our recent discussion in Cap's Blog about Archie and the gang, I pulled out this AMSA column from CBG #1583 (March 19, 2004), arguing for a modest proposition that would make the Archie gang way more interesting and drop the point spread on the Betty Vs. Veronica cage match below six figures. 

After this article appeared, CBG told me that Archie Comics ordered extra copies of the issue. Sadly, I don't believe they took my arguments to heart, more's the…

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AMSA #1: Superman's Trials & Tribulations

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 1:25pm 35 Comments

Welcome to the new Ask Mr .Silver Age blog!

I'm Craig Shutt, who writes the Ask Mr. Silver Age column for the Comics Buyer's Guide. I'll be posting regular articles and essays in this space, mostly concerning Silver Age comics but possibly topics of other types of interest to Silver Age fans. Who really knows?

Many of the posts will feature…

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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 10:27am on August 9, 2010, Doc Beechler (mod-MD) said…

At 10:27am on August 9, 2010, Doc Beechler (mod-MD) said…
Welcome!
At 11:45am on August 9, 2010, Cavaliere (moderator emeritus) said…
I'm glad to see you here, Mr. S.A.!
At 6:48am on August 12, 2010, Commander Benson said…
Welcome aboard to our little part of the comics playground, Craig! I trust you will find it a pleasure to be here.

And to echo the official greeting around these parts: we're glad you're here!
At 6:37pm on August 13, 2010, Philip Portelli said…
Glad to have your expertise here! You are most welcome! It's been so strange not having friendly debates at your site!
At 1:22am on August 14, 2010, Doctor Hmmm? said…
Holy simoleons, Mr. S.A.! I've been reading your column in CBG since ... well, since you started it, actually. You know, back in dinosaur days.

Welcome! We're glad you're here!
At 4:42pm on June 13, 2011, Kirk G said…

Hello Mr. Silver Age,

I've been reading your column on and off, well, since you started it... in fact, in the defunt Comic Scene or similar fanzines, for years.  You are extrodinarily well versed in the Silver Age.

Question for you:  We all know that music doesn't translate well to the comic page. Why is it that so many attempts have been made to incorporate it?
I remember Rick Jones becoming a drifter guitar solo act in Captain Marvel shortly after the big change. How long did his career last?

And multiple instances of Beatles' songs being used in or as themes for Sgt. Fury and Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD.

Who was behind this?

Congrats on your blog!

At 4:38pm on September 28, 2011, Kirk G said…
Hey Mr. Silver Age,   do you ever accept "friends" messages?  I've been waiting since Summer.  How about a confirmation or an invitation?
At 8:40pm on October 26, 2011, Kirk G said…
Hey, Mr. S.A.-- I meant that I knew I was going to open a can of worms by expressing my opinion about the merrits of one artist over another...in the middle of a discussion threat about the merrits of Johnny Storm--the Essential Human Torch.
At 3:28pm on November 29, 2012, Kirk G said…

Hey Mr. S.A--  I'm wondering what the reaction to the porn image in TOS #28 "Secret of the Black Planet" was back in 1962...or when it was reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales #4 (1974).  Did either book have letters pages, and if there was a reaction, would it appear three months later in either TOS #31 or WWT #7? Or were they bi-monthly?

Does anyone know if there was a fan newspaper, like Comic Buyers' Guide in circulation yet at that point? Where would reaction have seen print?

Again, I doubt if Marvel would have called attention to it, but I'd like to hear from someone who was around or THERE at the time.  Did the Bullpen get a tongue lashing? Or was it ignored?  Or was it just another day in the office for them?

 

Mr. S.A., can you comment?

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