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Deck Log Entry # 202 Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

Twenty-eight years ago---ye gods, has it been almost three decades?---I had just started a tour of duty as the executive officer for a larg…

Started by Commander Benson

18 Nov 29
Reply by Dave Palmer

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 57 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part One--Prelude to Super-Action

At the request of my pal, Jeff of Earth-J, who is hosting a thread on the Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the mid-1960's, I'm re-running my 2008…

Started by Commander Benson

18 Nov 15
Reply by Ronald Morgan

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 62 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Six--the Also-Rans

They can’t all be gems.   Between the vast imagination of Hanna-Barbera and the twin super-hero mines of DC and Marvel, there were hit show…

Started by Commander Benson

36 Nov 15
Reply by Ronald Morgan

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 60 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Four--Hanna-Barbera, the Best to You Each Saturday Morning

In television, as in all other fields of endeavour, relative status is seldom above dispute.  However, one of those rare exceptions has to…

Started by Commander Benson

39 Nov 11
Reply by Emerkeith Davyjack

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 63 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Seven--Who Killed the Super-Heroes?

If you were a kid and a comic-book fan from the fall of 1967 through the summer of 1968,  Saturday mornings were television heaven.  Super-…

Started by Commander Benson

50 Oct 23
Reply by Ronald Morgan

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 59 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Three--Marvel Makes the Scene

As difficult as it may be for some of you youngsters out there to believe, there was a time when Marvel Comics wasn’t the overwhelming, cro…

Started by Commander Benson

20 Oct 22
Reply by Fred W. Hill

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 61 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Five--the Super-Hero Universe of Hanna-Barbera

In the 1966 season of Satuday-morning kid-vid, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera had accomplished a remarkable feat.  In Space Ghost, they had cre…

Started by Commander Benson

21 Oct 2
Reply by Ronald Morgan

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 58 Saturday Morning Silver Age: Part Two--DC's Silverman Age

If credit for the upheaval about to hit Saturday-morning children’s programming had to be given to any one man, then it would have to go to…

Started by Commander Benson

20 Sep 29
Reply by Eric L. Sofer

Deck Log Entry #201 The Earth-Two Silver-Age Challenge---Answers!

Whew!  I don’t think I’ve ever had every question in a quiz shot down as fast as they were this year.  Clearly, I underestimated the popula…

Started by Commander Benson

10 Aug 9
Reply by Eric L. Sofer

Deck Log Entry # 200 The Earth-Two Silver-Age Challenge!

It’s summertime, and a half-century ago, if you were a DC fan, it meant the arrival of the annual team-up between the Justice League and th…

Started by Commander Benson

43 Jul 31
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