Commander Benson's News posts – June 2009 Archive (3)

Deck Log Entry # 86 Cap's Kooky Quartet (Part 2): Dysfunctional, Thy Name is "Avengers"

In the span of twenty pages, Stan Lee had almost totally repopulated the Avengers Mansion. Iron Man, Thor, Giant-Man and the Wasp were gone, leaving Captain America in charge of three former rogues who had been inducted as Avengers with less effort than it had taken me to scrounge up two Ovaltine seals and a dime to join Captain Midnight’s Secret Squadron.



As discussed last time, filling up the cast with…

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Added by Commander Benson on June 27, 2009 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 85 Cap's Kooky Quartet (Part 1): A New Broom

It’s considered an urban myth now, but the story goes something like this:



One afternoon in 1961, Marvel Comics publisher Martin Goodman was playing golf with a DC executive, either Jack Liebowitz or Irwin Donenfeld. Liebowitz or Donenfeld was bragging about the success of DC’s new title Justice League of America, a book about a team of super-heroes. As soon as he got back to the office, Goodman ordered his… Continue

Added by Commander Benson on June 21, 2009 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 84 Great Ex-Spec-tations

It took better than a year, but in the autumn of 1967, the Spectre was awarded his own title. For the first time since the concept of parallel Earths had been presented to the readers, DC launched a series set entirely on Earth-Two.



But why the Spectre? DC had floated a few concepts for an Earth-Two series past the readers. The Doctor Fate-Hourman team in Showcase. The Starman-Black Canary team-up in The… Continue

Added by Commander Benson on June 4, 2009 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

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