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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…Continue

The 2015 C2E2 Silver Age Trivia Challenge!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Silver Age May 2, 2015. 9 Replies

The Silver Age Trivia…Continue

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Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Scooby-Doo Team-up 36 - A tribute to Silver Age DC comedy
"Thanks for the tip, Hoy! Sholly Fisch is a big SA and AMSA fan, so I'm sure he enjoyed writing that. The Maniaks are, in fact, singing their big hit song from Showcase #68, lyrics no doubt by E. Nelson Bridwell. The guy with the 7 (or maybe a…"
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Hoy Murphy replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"Also, that one Golden Age Blackhawk Archive collection. Maybe that will change if the movie becomes reality, but I never did see much demand for that title by post-Silver Age readers, and I imagine the cost of reconstructing the art made it too…"
Jun 7
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"Thanks Hoy! I don't know that I missed it, but I definitely forgot it was out. I'll have to check around for it. I've got all the issues, but having them on the shelf rather than buried in a box would be nice if I could find it at a…"
Jun 6
Hoy Murphy replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"Craig: Did you somehow miss this collection when it came out three years ago? Hoy"
Jun 6
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"Is the rarity of some hardcover volumes because they had fewer initial orders and therefore tiny print runs? Not necessarily, they could have been the most popular. It undoubtedly means retailers underestimated the demand, at whatever level it…"
Jun 5
Richard Willis replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"I have some Flash Showcase Presents volumes. My only Essential is Howard the Duck. There is at least one panel, maybe more, which apparently has an image the did not use black ink. The image is just missing which they could have corrected. Is the…"
Jun 5
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"All of those gorgeous comic reprints cost money to produce, especially if they have to work from actual printed material. If they already have b&w clean material it still costs money, just not as much Sure, but the fact that they have that clean…"
Jun 5
Lee Houston, Junior replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"What would I like to see collected? The first thing that pops into my head is still the short lived series like Star Hunters and Rima the Jungle Girl. Otherwise, I'm still hoping for more inexpensive versions of previous…"
Jun 5
Richard Willis replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"This is like the discussions of DVDs that have not been cleaned up/remastered. The work costs money and whoever is contemplating putting out remastered DVDs has to gauge the market so they don't lose their shirts. All of those gorgeous comic…"
Jun 5
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"Ah, you mean The Mad Monks. This thread is mostly about publishers collecting what they already own. Licensing oddball comic strips would take it in a whole new direction (that's way less interesting since those are even more unlikely to…"
Jun 5
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"...We can't talk about comic strips? And. why NOT!!!!!!!!! have reprints of Patty Pinhead, etc.? Can you dig it? I can sure dig it! And, for'y you want to see Roy Thomas, etc., immortalized as horror hosts, between soft covers, anyway?"
Jun 5
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"I do not believe FUNKY MONKS is an actual comic book, and I assume you're joking about the others. I do find it interesting that, as this thread has been somewhat viable for seven years, many of the books we wished for have appeared. The…"
Jun 5
Emerkeith Davyjack replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"...Tower of Shadows-Chamber of Darkness-Creatures-Monsters, from Marvel... and the stuff that was reprinted in the LIL' KIDS 15-cent era book - Patty Pinhead! - and Peter, The Little Pest-Petey...EVERYTHING HAPPENS TO HARVEY... and, leaving…"
Jun 5
Wandering Sensei: Moderator Man replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"In my opinion, the Firestorm run is even better than the masterful Spectre run."
Jun 4
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"I know some fans who are hoping that Imra Ardeen's fleeting appearance so far means a new Legion series is in the works. "Faint" is probably the best kind of hope for these kinds of callouts in the miniseries. But you never know. Some…"
Jun 4
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"I'd buy that. I've never read it, but I've read their Spectre and their Batman. Are you saying it's better than those? That's a high bar."
Jun 4

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?

 

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