Commander Benson's News posts – February 2011 Archive (3)

Deck Log Entry # 120 The Avengers of Two Worlds

In one of my first Deck Log Entries, ‘way back when, I took a look at The Avengers King-Size Special # 1 (Sep., 1967), featuring the story “The Monstrous Master Plan of the Mandarin.”  The story was notable for its resemblance to the style in which Gardner Fox wrote the early Justice League of America tales.  The author of the Avengers story, Roy Thomas, spent…

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Added by Commander Benson on February 24, 2011 at 3:00pm — 26 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 19 If That Mockingbird Won't Sing

Last week I went over the Silver-Age history of the Secret Six, DC’s version of Mission: Impossible, about a team of clandestine operatives that undertakes missions to overthrow foreign dictators and untouchable crime bosses.  In a novel twist, each member of the Secret Six is compelled to serve on the team under the threat of blackmail by the mysterious, hooded…

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Added by Commander Benson on February 16, 2011 at 5:01am — 20 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 18 Listen to the Mockingbird

DC Comics’ answer to television’s Mission: Impossible had a most novel debut.  The cover of the first issue of The Secret Six (Apr.-May, 1968) served as the first three panels of the story inside.  As the cover blurb put it, “you’ve already started the first memorable mission of . . . the Secret Six!”

 

As I’ve mentioned in previous columns, 1968…

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Added by Commander Benson on February 7, 2011 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

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