“Duel with Daredevil”
Editor: Stan Lee Writer: Stan Lee Artist: Steve Ditko
If you’re a comic-book enthusiast, sometimes you don’t want a ponderous, multi-issue cosmic saga. Or a life-and-death adventure against an arch-foe. Or even an intense emotional drama. Sometimes, all you want…
Suppose we were sitting around talking about comics, and I brought up a certain issue of a Silver-Age comic about a team of super-heroes. And in describing what happened in the story, I mentioned . . . .
. . . That the story opened up with one member of the team discovering a menace too great to handle alone, so he activates his emergency signal.
. . . That all of the other members respond, gathering at the team’s headquarters.
. . . The…
World’s Finest Comics # 141 (May, 1964) can boast of two historic “firsts” in DC history:
1. It features the first appearance of the Batman’s the bat-insignia surrounded by the yellow ellipse. (Actually, it was originally a yellow circle, and the “New Look” Batman is something we will definitely be discussing in a future column.)
2. The debut of the Olsen-Robin Team.
If your reaction to that second one…
“O.K., class, settle down, and let’s get started. We have a lot of material to cover to-day. Biff, put away the cell phone. I’m sure the young lady can survive not hearing your voice for an hour.”
“Now, I assume you all did your reading assignment----“
“You know what they say about assuming, sir . . . .”
“Pretty much the same thing as when you assume you’ll be passing this course, Dexter. To-day’s subject is…
If you were a costumed do-gooder in the Silver Age and you wanted to join an elite team of super-heroes, you stood a much better chance in the Marvel universe than in DC land.…Continue