Commander Benson's News posts – January 2011 Archive (4)

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 17 Death in the Silver Age: Menthor, R.I.P.

In the mid-1960’s, an infatuation with spies gripped the American viewing public, birthed from the phenomenal popularity of Sean Connery’s series of James Bond films.  The “spy craze” wasn’t fated to last long---two years tops---but during that time, it left an indelible mark on fiction of all types.

 

Hoping to leech off the Bond fan base, low-budget producers…

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Added by Commander Benson on January 25, 2011 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 119 From a Fiery Horse to a Rolling Arsenal

The most iconic figure of America’s Old West never lived.  Except in the hearts and minds of generations of fans.

 

A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty “Hi-Yo, Silver!” . . . .

 

. . . the…

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Added by Commander Benson on January 17, 2011 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 118 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition . . . Answers!

O.K., back to comics.

 

A month ago, I posted a Silver-Age quiz on DC comics.  From the activity on comics-based trivia thread and my own Comic-Book Jeopardy! threads that we had back on the old site, I expected to see more participation. A lot of you fellows are pretty sharp and, as a whole, almost impossible to stump.  But only Luke Blanchard chimed in with a…

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Added by Commander Benson on January 16, 2011 at 2:50pm — 21 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 117 My Wife . . . Woman of Steel

I married a super-heroine.



Now, most of us think that about our spouses at one time or another, or perhaps, much of the time. But recently, I was witness to a awe-inspiring example of my wife’s…

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Added by Commander Benson on January 5, 2011 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

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