Commander Benson's News posts – July 2012 Archive (4)

Deck Log Entry # 144 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition II . . . Answers!

As promised, time for the answers to my DC Silver-Age quiz of two weeks ago.   Not as many hardy souls posted in response this time around.  Luke Blanchard and Prince Hal took excellent stabs at it, and Randomnole came through with one solid answer.

 

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Added by Commander Benson on July 21, 2012 at 3:48pm — 15 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 32 A Forgotten Gem: Adventure Comics # 342 (March, 1966)

“The Legionnaire Who Killed”

 

Editor: Mort Weisinger  Writer:  Edmond Hamilton  Art: Curt Swan (pencils); Sheldon Moldoff, George Klein (inks)

 

 

“Talking head” stories, as a rule, don’t go over too well in comics.   One of the strengths of the comic-book medium lies in its ability to depict…

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Added by Commander Benson on July 13, 2012 at 1:00am — 41 Comments

Deck Log Entry # 143 The Silver-Age Challenge---DC Edition II

I couldn’t help it.  That's just the way my mind works.

 

During a recent bit of chatter over on the message boards, I was reminded of a couple of pieces of Silver-Age trivia that I’ve carried around in my brain for a half-century, and it started me thinking about tossing another quiz at you folks.  Before I knew it, I had the requisite list of ten…

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Added by Commander Benson on July 5, 2012 at 12:01pm — 6 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 28 Who, Disguised as Klar Ken T5477 . . . .

Central to the origin of the Legion of Super-Heroes was the premise that the inspiration for the thirtieth-century teen-age super-hero club came from the twentieth-century exploits of Superboy.  Regarded as “the greatest super-hero of all”, the Boy of Steel was inducted into the Legion in Adventure Comics # 247 (Apr., 1958).  Four years later, the Legion graduated to a…

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Added by Commander Benson on July 1, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

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