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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
Reply by Dave Elyea

Deck Log Entry # 199 So, You Want to Join the X-Men . . . .

If you lived in the Marvel Universe during the Silver Age and you wanted to join the Avengers, you had to be a super-hero, or a super-villa…

Started by Commander Benson

28 Jun 5, 2017
Reply by Fraser Sherman

Deck Log Entry #198 Kryptonite---a Glowing Reference (Part Three)

In Adventure Comics # 350 (Nov., 1966), a cloud of green-kryptonite particles drifts down from outer space, engulfing the stratosphere of t…

Started by Commander Benson

29 Apr 23, 2017
Reply by Fraser Sherman

Deck Log Entry # 197 Kryptonite---a Glowing Reference (Part Two)

By the start of the Silver Age, Mort Weisinger had complete control of the Superman family of magazines, and he was stuck with a nigh-invin…

Started by Commander Benson

14 Mar 23, 2017
Reply by Ronald Morgan

Deck Leg Entry # 196 Kryptonite---a Glowing Reference (Part One)

In chapter seven of that seminal work on the history of comics, All in Color for a Dime (Arlington House, 1970), Jim Harmon wrote:   Now al…

Started by Commander Benson

10 Feb 22, 2017
Reply by Commander Benson

Deck Log Entry # 195 Merry Christmas 2016!

I’m going to do something different this time.   In past Christmas Deck Log entries, I’ve written about wondrous events that took place whe…

Started by Commander Benson

10 Jan 8, 2017
Reply by Howlermouse

Deck Log Entry # 194 Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

For many of the millions of Americans celebrating Thanksgiving to-day, one thing rises above all else:  football!  Go on, admit it---there'…

Started by Commander Benson

2 Nov 26, 2016
Reply by Mark Sullivan (Vertiginous Mod)

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