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Apr 22 17 1:52 PM
lelak wrote:CAPTAIN ATOM 86 -- Charltons were not distributed in my area.
Interesting to note that irregular/random distribution was not just a problem in my own neck of the woods in Canada.
lelak wrote:I discovered Dick Giordano's revamp efforts through a local pool hall that sometimes carried returns from various publishers. I liked the direction Giordano was taking things, and subscribed to several titles. CAPTAIN ATOM was the first.
That colour combination was very cool as well.
His costume actually underwent quite a bit of modification in his first four appearances in Space Adventures:
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Yossarian wrote:I think I probably starting picking up the Charlton super-hero books (I skipped their hot rod, western, and romance books) because I recognized the art by the guy who used to do Spider-man.
Apr 24 17 11:42 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:News of the Month:28th - Muhammad Ali refuses induction into the army and is stripped of his boxing title
Apr 26 17 9:22 AM
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DC's recruitment of Giordano was important to turning DC around after its slide into Go-Go Check madness.
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Apr 26 17 6:08 PM
Osgood Peabody wrote:I thought he was fired, but that wasn't the case... I found an interview with Mr. Giordano over here where he said:
"I was predisposed to accept DC's offer to go talk to them, when it came, because I was unhappy about the Charlton Action Hero line but I can't remember if they had already been cancelled, just about to be, or whether the sales were just so bad that I felt I was whipping a dead horse. Which-ever way it was, it was right on the cusp."
My big involvement with [The Creeper] -the first that I fully edited- was if you read the opening caption you'll see the word 'FLICKER.' The reason that word is there is because they told me I couldn't use it, because if the "L" and the "I" get blurry and run together it becomes... you figure it out! I told them, "I'm using it and you guys are going to have to live with it! I don't edit books with rules!" So they came in and screamed, "FLICKER! FLICKER!" I said, "I don't care. I'll make enough space between the letters but that word is staying." I had to establish where I was coming from immediately. We were going to forget rules.
CBA: At the time of your arrival, the DC books really started to open up graphically.Dick: Somewhere along the line, you'll find two-page spreads on the second and third pages. Joe Kubert started it, Joe Orlando followed, and I used the device occasionally. We did it because the production department said it couldn't be done. Remember that I worked in production at Charlton so I went into the DC production department and said, "Yeah, it can be done and I'll show you how." That's when we started with the two-page spreads. Production was in control of the artwork. The editors at DC were held captive by the production department because the editors that were there before us-Schwartz, Miller, Boltinoff, Weisinger, Kanigher-didn't know anything about artwork. Production would hand out the inking assignments. Joe Orlando came in with the two-page spread of a Romance story I inked and they told him, "You can't do that because it won't match up." I said, "Why won't it match up?" They said they couldn't guarantee it and I said, "Bullshit. Just send it through. It'll match up." The only thing you can't do, to this day, is have lettering in the center because the words might go into the spine.
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Commander Benson wrote:JLA Roll CallPrimary members: the Atom, Batman, the Flash, J’onn “Yes, he’s still a member” J’onzz, Wonder Woman
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Alan wrote:I always wonder about the 'success' of The Flash - if it was so successful why did it take nearly three years to get from Showcase #4 to Flash #105? There were a couple more Showcase appearances but that has always seemed a very long time for me - which is another reason why J'Onn J'Onzz should really get the vote. So although Flash gets revived in 1956, it's not till December 1958 that his own title starts.
They certainly didn't rush it.
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