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

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 30 Scrapped Metal

The cover of Metal Men # 33 (Aug.-Sep., 1968) announced the New Metal Men.

 

And as savvy DC fans of the Silver Age understood, “New” was not a good thing.

 

As most of you know, I use the year 1968 to demark the end of the Silver Age.  For a variety of reasons resulting from behind-the-scenes events too detailed to go into now.  But…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 30, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 29 Metal Scraps

Mr. Silver Age's recent re-posting of his article of the New Metal Men reminded me that, back in June of 2007, I ran two consecutive Deck Log entries on Doc Magnus' merry robot band.  Since you can never have too much perspective on events from past comics…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 121 Dell Comics' "Horror"-ible Idea

“I was working in the lab, late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight . . . .”

 

Blame it on William Dozier.  He was the television producer who brought Batman to the airwaves.  Batman debuted on 12 January 1966 and grabbed the public like few TV shows, before or since, have.  Those of you who weren’t around then and watch…

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Added by Commander Benson on March 3, 2011 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

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