Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 47 "Semi-Imaginary" Stories (Part 2)
"Amusingly when I read "The Second 'Batman and Robin' Team" in the Batman Golden Age Archive #10 I assumed it was part of the Semi-Imaginary Run. Instead it has Roger Bacon brilliantly figuring out that this Batman who keeps appearing throughout…"
May 5
Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 46 "Semi-Imaginary" Stories (Part 1)
"Interesting. I've seen a couple of super-Univac stories, including the Superman Family one but never realized there were so many of them."
May 2
Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 248 Overture
"Glad everything is good news. When anyone my age or older mentions life changes, I start to worry.
Most of my friends with knee replacements speak highly of them. Glad yours worked out.
I'm happy to see your old stuff as I know there's plenty I…"
May 2
Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 247 Marvel's First Silver-Age Super-Hero
""He could also handle himself physically with an expert knowledge of judo." In Silver Age Marvel, judo was a super-power. "Thanks to lessons from Captain America, I can use your own strength against you!" was the battle cry that finished dozens of…"
Mar 5
Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 246 Rivalry in Space
"I caught up with the Star Rovers, like most of the Schwartz anthology stuff, reading the 1970s reprint books Strange Adventures and From Beyond the Unknown (I started reading comics right about the time Schwartz was changing gears). Between that and…"
Jan 25
Fraser Sherman replied to Commander Benson's discussion Deck Log Entry # 244 Happy Thanksgiving 2023!
"As a vegetarian, cooking turkey has never been a problem for me, but man, those were some funny questions.
I remember an article some years back about Ocean Spray's cranberry hotline where the questions run along the line of "Can I cook the sauce in…"
Dec 15, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"#35 was one of the few issues I bought from the stand, as it had Brother Voodoo.
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Nov 28, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"In a TOD letter column Wolfman said it's primarily the faith of the person holding the symbol — although Taj's family is Hindu and his son was kept at bay by a cross, IIRC.
The film Dracula 2000 reveals Dracula is the accursed Judas Iscariot, hence…"
Nov 16, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"Oh, man, when I saw that holy water coming for Dracula I was convinced he was finished. No way could he escape! Of course, I was a lot younger.
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Nov 14, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"As I didn't read the story until the Essentials, it's hard to imagine if I'd have spotted the tells at the time. I agree they're obvious in hindsight.
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Nov 13, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"Several British comics with villain protagonists did that. The Spider, the Great Thespius (actor turned master criminal).
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Nov 11, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"Of course it was a crooked real-estate agent! Just ask Scooby Doo.
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Nov 9, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"Given the level of Weird Science in the MU, I don't think a gun that can fire wooden bullets accurately is much of a stretch.
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Nov 6, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Tomb of Dracula
"I'm not surprised Colan was down. There are a couple of Silver Age Iron Man stories where he's clearly leaning into horror-movie tropes in his art and it's clear he's having fun."
Oct 30, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to The Baron's discussion The Aftermath of "Stargirl: The Lost Children" (SPOILERS)
"Young All-Stars had TNT killed or injured, after which Dan found he could get the same power by wearing his ring on one hand, TNT's on the other, and bringing them together."
Sep 26, 2023
Fraser Sherman replied to The Baron's discussion The Aftermath of "Stargirl: The Lost Children" (SPOILERS)
"Looked up Lazarus rains ... sigh. I much preferred when the Lazarus Pit was something unique and astonishing to the routine thing it's become.
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Sep 25, 2023
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