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Jun 28 13 6:48 AM
dearlenbaugh wrote:Back in the early '60s there were always a butt-load of great comics to read during the summer. As a fat, pale, bespectacled little kid, I stayed in the house as much as possible watching TV and reading comic books. On occasion, though, I was forced by my father to go outside and mow the lawn. I hated it. We had a big honkin' yard that seemed to only go uphill. I hated it. The mowing had to be done before Dad got home from work, so I had to do it during the hottest, sweatiest part of the day. I hated it.
But during plentiful breaks and after the job was done, I retreated into the shadows and read more comic books. I posted here earlier about the day that JLA #21 came in the mail. It was a really hot, muggy day, and I was out mowing when the mail truck rolled by. I stopped and ran across the road to see if I'd received an issue of any of the comics I subscribed to. There was JSA #21. I hurried back to the house, plopped down on the cement stairs in the shade of the back porch and read for the first time this historic comic.
If I said I can still smell the fresh-cut grass whenever I reread that issue, I'd be embellishing the facts, but it's true that to this day, when I reread the first JLA/JSA crossover, I can feel the cool concrete step I sat on while I read it for the first time. However, each time I mow, the smell of the grass always takes me back to the days of Weisinger's Superman and Schwartz's Flash, Hawkman, and Justice League. For that reason alone, I don't mind yardwork. . . much.
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Jun 29 13 5:35 PM
I once acquired a war-era copy of Captain America in which the villain was a Nazi whose brain had been transplanted into the body of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Yeah, Nazi dinosaur, you don't get a better villain than that.
Jun 29 13 5:37 PM
I probably post the following reminiscence every year, but I'm an old man -- indulge me.
Jun 29 13 5:48 PM
Osgood Peabody wrote:
Looking forward to another month, which you can preview here.
sterlling wrote:First appearance of Mera is going to slip by unnoticed?
Osgood Peabody wrote:
Oh it won't go unnoticed, I assure you... whether or not it gets the full-blown review treatment is another matter!
May 8 17 9:53 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:The Legion continued to develop romantic sub-plots that would simmer for long periods. This month Night Girl first confessed her crush on Cosmic Boy, and although this guy (and the rest of the LSH who rebuffed the Subs) turned out to be phonies, the romance would remain a factor for years to come:
Lee Semmens wrote:John Forte has often been criticised for his stiff or "frozen" figures, but he was capable of drawing the most gorgeous women or girls, such as Night Girl, in this instance.
May 11 17 5:22 PM
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