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Jun 11 12 4:41 AM
Hepcat wrote:atomicknights2 wrote:
Commander- thanks for the re-cap of the JLA story and commentary. Very enjoyable piece, indeed!I agree! Commander Benson's reviews actually seem to be getting even more thorough over time. Impressive indeed
Commander- thanks for the re-cap of the JLA story and commentary. Very enjoyable piece, indeed!
Jun 11 12 8:58 PM
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Jun 11 12 10:12 PM
Love the Boring art.
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Jun 12 12 1:17 AM
atomicknights2 wrote:Info from this site: http://www.wayneboring.com/That purge also included . . . Sheldon Moldoff (creator of Green Lantern).
Jun 12 12 3:30 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:
As Lee said, there's also a weird blend of Nazi and ancient Egyptian overtones in the person of Drago and his henchmen ...
Jun 12 12 3:35 AM
Love the Boring art. His women were gorgeous for their time.
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Jun 12 12 1:42 PM
Commander Benson wrote:It was sometime in the fall of '67 when Wayne Boring was told by Mort Weisinger that his services would no longer be required ..... he was taken aback when Weisinger delivered the news and Mort added harshly, "Do you need a kick in the stomach to know when you're not wanted?"
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Jun 13 12 11:32 AM
Adventure 305 wrote:Commander Benson wrote:It was sometime in the fall of '67 when Wayne Boring was told by Mort Weisinger that his services would no longer be required ..... he was taken aback when Weisinger delivered the news and Mort added harshly, "Do you need a kick in the stomach to know when you're not wanted?"
What a story! If someone tried to invent a "horrible boss" using anecdotes told about Mort Weisinger, they would be told he was too outlandish and sent back to create someone more believable.
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Jun 13 12 2:26 PM
lelak wrote:There it was. GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5.. I was (and still am) a huge fan of the “Adventures of Superman” TV show, but I had never actually read a SUPERMAN comic book. In fact, this was the first SUPERMAN comic I had ever seen. Now I know that may be hard to believe, especially since I had been reading comics for over 4 years, but it’s the truth. My only sources for comic books were local neighborhood stores and such, and no place seemed to carry many titles. Most of the comics I had seen or read were Dell comics, and I loved ZORRO and the Disney movie adaptations. I had read a couple of issues of MYSTERY IN SPACE with Adam Strange, had loved Johnny Thunder in ALL-STAR WESTERN a few years earlier, and (also in earlier years) read as many REX THE WONDER DOG comics as I could find (both from the spinner racks and my monthly visits to Ernie’s Barber Shop, which was my main source for 4-color excitement). I wasn't really “brand conscious” and just bought whatever I saw on the rack that looked interesting. During all that time, I never saw a SUPERMAN comic book until this June afternoon at Atlantic Mills....Batman and Robin (nope, didn’t know who they were, either)....
Now that really is difficult to believe! Superman was a very common title compared with Rex the Wonder Dog and All-Star Western so you somehow really managed to defy the odds.
lelak wrote:Previously, I had discarded my comic books after I read them, like yesterday’s newspaper. But, I recall as I closed the cover of this special issue, that this was a comic book worth saving. And so, on that warm June afternoon in 1962, I became not just a reader of comic books, but a fan and collector as well.But Superman always had a soft spot in my collector heart, and SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5 was at the top of the heap.... it remains to this day my single favorite comic book.In the mid 1980s I decided to try to put together that collection of my youth again, and spent the next 15 years working toward that goal. And do you know what was the very first comic book I bought for rebuilding my collection? Yep, you guessed it...GIANT SUPERMAN ANNUAL 5.
lelak wrote:...it wasn’t until August that I bought my next comic book. But this time I hunted down the Superman family of titles and began to regularly seek them out and buy them. Soon I was also enjoying THE ATOM, FLASH, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, GREEN LANTERN, STRANGE ADVENTURES, SHOWCASE, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, MYSTERY IN SPACE and many others. Beginning in 1962 and continuing over the next two-and-a-half years, I put together a collection that included every Superman-related title and issue published from SHOWCASE 9 (the first Lois Lane solo comic) until February, 1965.
lelak wrote:In fact, I had just purchased the latest issue, SUPERMAN 176, one fateful February day in 1965 and dashed home to read it, only to discover my well-intentioned Mother had given many of my comics to a neighborhood boy (whom I despised) and told me I had to throw out the rest.
lelak wrote:It introduced me to a great hobby -- one which I still enjoy today -- and many good friends (both in real life and on the printed page).
Lelak wrote:I don’t remember much about Atlantic Mills, except they had a Kinner Give-a-Show projector set (which I had seen advertised on TV) that I really wanted, but could not afford.
Jun 13 12 2:31 PM
lelak wrote:Thanks, Osgood. I had a blast putting it together. And, yes, I was 10 years old back then. It's hard to believe that it's been 50 years since I first saw that comic on the magazine shelf at Atlantic Mills. It introduced me to a great hobby -- one which I still enjoy today -- and many good friends (both in real life and on the printed page).
Jun 13 12 2:49 PM
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