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Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred W. Hill on Wednesday. 8 Replies

On sale today: Entertainment Weekly's special tribute issue to Stan Lee. With comics-history information and a sidebar on Iron Man supplied by me (written originally for Life Magazine's Rise of the…Continue

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

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Fred W. Hill replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"A bit funny thinking about Stan's rise to fame & fortune, becoming one of the most famed comics writers by the 1960s when he was in his 40s but still hardly known outside of comics fandom, and in the early '60s he was balding and…"
Wednesday
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"For some reason, it wasn't on the cover. The fools! But I found it three times, including twice on facing pages, which may be more than anyone else, so I'll take it. I'll keep looking, there may be more. "
Dec 2
Hoy Murphy replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"I found it in the magazine section marked "Entertainment" at Books-A-Million. I had a harder time finding Craig's writing credit.  Hoy"
Dec 2
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"Those special issues tend to be stocked at alternative places .I've gotten them at Walmart  and Target, and I sometimes see them at Walgreens or Barnes & Noble. There are quite a few on all kinds of topics once you're looking for…"
Dec 1
Richard Willis replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"After looking in several stores, I just bought it on eBay."
Dec 1
Hoy Murphy replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"I'm going to Books-A-Million today, so I'll try to find it.  Hoy"
Dec 1
Mr. Silver Age replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"Not on the cover, most of EW's audience probably hasn't read a Stan Lee comic book. There are pictures of the comics he wrote inside, both individual ones and groups.  I can't say that people who hang around here will learn a lot…"
Nov 30
Hoy Murphy replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute
"And none of the images are from the comic books.  Hoy"
Nov 30
Mr. Silver Age posted a discussion

Entertainment Weekly's Stan Lee Tribute

On sale today: Entertainment Weekly's special tribute issue to Stan Lee. With comics-history information and a sidebar on Iron Man supplied by me (written originally for Life Magazine's Rise of the Super-Hero special issue last year, but still). Ask your newsdealer to reserve your copy now! Or, you can go to Amazon to get…See More
Nov 30
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Merry Christmas!
"Thanks, Hoy! You can't beat the classics. Happy holidays to you, too."
Nov 28
Mr. Silver Age replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion Remaining Fanzines and Magazines?
"If it's a history, that makes sense. He was in four movies and he was the best liked. I know I'd buy it with Reeve on the cover before I'd buy it with Cavill.  There seem to be a lot of these one-shot magazines for various…"
Aug 24
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Scooby-Doo Team-up 36 - A tribute to Silver Age DC comedy
"Thanks, Dave! I didn't realize he and Binky were buds. Sad to say, by the late-1960s, my interest in DC's teen-humor books had pretty well disappeared (it was never very high to start with). Swing with Scooter was as far as I felt I needed…"
Jul 10
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Scooby-Doo Team-up 36 - A tribute to Silver Age DC comedy
"I presume that is in response to my last comment, and so I will decline to read it. I'm sure everyone else appreciates it (not). At least we all were saved an artistic rendition, which I'm sure everyone appreciates (for real). -- MSA"
Jun 30
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Scooby-Doo Team-up 36 - A tribute to Silver Age DC comedy
"Didn't see it, don't want to see it, you can't make me see it. -- MSA"
Jun 30
Mr. Silver Age replied to Hoy Murphy's discussion Scooby-Doo Team-up 36 - A tribute to Silver Age DC comedy
"Judy and Bilko were licensed, so considering "Windy & Willy," "Rob Pope" and "Louie Jervis" showed up, they'd have fit that theme better than Binky and Debbi. Buzzy wasn't licensed and didn't make it…"
Jun 29
Richard Willis replied to Mr. Silver Age's discussion What Should Be Collected Next?
"When the hardcovers of The Spirit were published I would have bought the later volumes if they had been published first. Because they didn't do that I never bought any of them, figuring I had most or all of it in Warren and Kitchen Sink…"
Jun 27

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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