I've been reading your column on and off, well, since you started it... in fact, in the defunt Comic Scene or similar fanzines, for years. You are extrodinarily well versed in the Silver Age.
Question for you: We all know that music doesn't translate well to the comic page. Why is it that so many attempts have been made to incorporate it? I remember Rick Jones becoming a drifter guitar solo act in Captain Marvel shortly after the big change. How long did his career last?
And multiple instances of Beatles' songs being used in or as themes for Sgt. Fury and Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD.
Hey, Mr. S.A.-- I meant that I knew I was going to open a can of worms by expressing my opinion about the merrits of one artist over another...in the middle of a discussion threat about the merrits of Johnny Storm--the Essential Human Torch.
Hey Mr. S.A-- I'm wondering what the reaction to the porn image in TOS #28 "Secret of the Black Planet" was back in 1962...or when it was reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales #4 (1974). Did either book have letters pages, and if there was a reaction, would it appear three months later in either TOS #31 or WWT #7? Or were they bi-monthly?
Does anyone know if there was a fan newspaper, like Comic Buyers' Guide in circulation yet at that point? Where would reaction have seen print?
Again, I doubt if Marvel would have called attention to it, but I'd like to hear from someone who was around or THERE at the time. Did the Bullpen get a tongue lashing? Or was it ignored? Or was it just another day in the office for them?