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Deck Log Entry # 233 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition IIII

"Life," said comic-strip writer Allen Saunders, "is what happens to us while we are making other plans."  (Yes, I know that line has been a…

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Deck Log Entry # 232 A Forgotten Gem: Superman # 172 (October, 1964)---Part Two

Previously, in "The New Superman":   After a deadly green comet robs Superman of his powers, his hand-picked successor, Ar-Val of Kandor, t…

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17 Jun 2
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From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 31 A Real Pal

Philip José Farmer once wrote, “It’s lonely to be a superman; it’s far more lonely to be a superboy.”   He was speaking of Clark “Doc” Sava…

Started by Commander Benson

4 May 22
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Deck Log Entry # 231 A Forgotten Gem: Superman # 172 (October, 1964)---Part One

"The New Superman"   Editor:  Mort Weisinger   Writer:  Edmond Hamilton   Art:  Curt Swan (pencils), George Klein and Sheldon Moldoff (inks…

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15 Mar 3
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Deck Log Entry # 230 Merry Christmas 2020!

In our nearly three decades together, one area in which the Good Mrs. Benson and I still disagree is the subject of music.  I sensibly main…

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7 Dec 27, 2020
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Deck Log Entry # 229 Happy Thanksgiving 2020!

Even now, Maria would be considered a firebrand.   She was born in Massachusetts, to a sickly and emotionally distant mother and a stern, r…

Started by Commander Benson

7 Nov 26, 2020
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Deck Log Entry # 228 The Wienie-isation of Hal Jordan

By the green beam of my ring . . . I see that you are honest!  And the battery has already selected you as one born without fear!   Those w…

Started by Commander Benson

37 Nov 21, 2020
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From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 90 Death in the Silver Age---Mark Merlin, R. I. P.

If you lived in the DC universe in the 1950’s and were a greedy relative or unscrupulous lawyer trying to swindle someone out of his fortun…

Started by Commander Benson

13 Oct 13, 2020
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Okay, once and for all.........

...Has anyone here seen comic books, standard-sized, on sale at ANY non-comics shop in 2020. The last 6 month's obviously everything has be…

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13 Oct 7, 2020
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From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 51 Timely Questions---Part One

Time-travel stories have always been a tempting device for comics writers.  They broaden the vistas and allow fresh backdrops for adventure…

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5 Sep 22, 2020
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