Commander Benson's News posts – April 2010 Archive (5)

Deck Log Entry # 103 A Forgotten Gem: Spider-Man # 16 (Sep., 1964)



“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…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 8 "JLA": Justice League of---Avengers?

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…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 19, 2010 at 6:41pm — 17 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 7 A "Terrific Team"

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.)



And



2. The debut of the Olsen-Robin Team.





If your reaction to that second one…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 16, 2010 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 6 Silver-Age Chemistry 101: Sometimes Lead is "Ert"

“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.”



“Sorry, professor.”



“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…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 8, 2010 at 8:24am — 7 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 102 So, You Want to Join the Avengers . . . .

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.…

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Added by Commander Benson on April 6, 2010 at 8:30pm — 13 Comments

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