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Osgood Peabody wrote:
After years of being first an historical anthology, then a try-out series, Brave & The Bold took another left turn with its 50th issue:.
Osgood Peabody wrote:I've always thought that this rotating team-up concept would have gone over much better if the editors rotated as well, and they kept for the most part to the characters and artists that they were familiar with. Here's some things I wish we could have seen:Green Lantern & Hawkman - a star-spanning space story illustrated by Gil Kane, edited by Julie SchwartzAquaman & the Sea Devils - an undersea thriller illustrated by Russ Heath, edited by Robert KanigherRip Hunter & the Viking Prince - a time-travel epic illustrated by Joe Kubert edited by Robert KanigherSugar & Spike meet the Fox & the Crow - a fantastic farce illustrated by Shelly Mayer, edited by Larry NadleLois Lane & April O'Day, Hollywood Starlet - a romantic tale filled with heartache illustrated by Bob Oksner, edited by Mort WeisingerWonder Woman & the Metal Men - a monumental team-up to battle the world-threatening menace of Egg Fu and his robotic twin Dr. Yes (OK, maybe not that one!)
Aug 4 13 11:43 AM
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Aug 4 13 6:07 PM
Hepcat wrote:Osgood Peabody wrote:Sports Moment of the Month: At County Stadium in Milwaukee, Warren Spahn of the Braves hurls a complete game to beat L.A. 4-3, and Ks five Dodgers to establish the all-time strikeout record for left-handers with 2,382. Oh man, that Warren Spahn card looks so sweet! I used to marvel at the length of the stats columns on the back of his card and that of Stan Musial as a kid. The two of them remain among my favourite players of all time.
Osgood Peabody wrote:Sports Moment of the Month: At County Stadium in Milwaukee, Warren Spahn of the Braves hurls a complete game to beat L.A. 4-3, and Ks five Dodgers to establish the all-time strikeout record for left-handers with 2,382.
Aug 4 13 6:24 PM
Hepcat wroteThat was advertised in Flash 139 and many other DC comics cover dated September. I was keen to get a copy as a result but just couldn't find one at the handful of variety stores and newsstands I haunted. But because I missed out on getting a copy as a kid, it and Secret Origins Giant 1 were always near the top of my want list as an adult collector even though I initially eschewed Giants. When I finally scored copies of those some ten years ago, it opened the floodgates and I've bought many more Giants since then. Here's a scan of my present copy:Looking back at the story selection though, I think Julius Schwartz could have done a better job. The Annual was clearly aimed at young eleven year old fans such as myself who wished they'd had the chance to buy earlier issues so that they'd be apprised of the back stories of all the colourful recurring characters. So why the story on Katmos, a one shot protagonist? And why Star Sapphire from the Golden Age? That would have just confused me since she wasn't anything like Green Lantern's pink-suited nemesis. And I would have hated the comparatively crude Golden Age art anyway. No, what Julie should have done is included the origin stories of Captain Cold and the Mirror Master in place of these.
Aug 4 13 8:42 PM
Yossarian wrote:What I did take better care of was a set of several plastic baseball player statues, including Warren Spahn and Stan Musial (and I think Yogi Berra as well). Checking on the web, it turns out these plastic statues were produced by a company called Hartland, which only produced them for a few years in the late 50s and early 60s.
Yossarian wrote:Like the electric train set, and probably my first comics, I am pretty sure that the baseball statues were toys that I got because my Dad got them for himself and shared them with me.
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I loved Curt Swan. He
was THE Silver Age Superman artist for
me. Nonetheless, I have to say that when
I started reading comics in 1962, as an 8-year-old looking up to my own formerly
athletic and by his mid-30s decidedly chunky father, my takeaway about those
slightly pudgy superheroes that Swan drew is that they were supposed to be the
super-heroic versions of parents.
I think this cover is Exhibit A, but all of the early 60s Superman stories--including those drawn by Boring, or Plastino, or Sprang--had the same look. Without being outright fat, both Superman and Luthor are pretty thick around the middle. Supes didn't have a paunch, but he always seemed like he was one cheeseburger away from it.
In later years I think Swan gave Supes more ab definition and a slimmer and younger look. But the house style in the Weisinger Superman-family era, when Superman's role was to be the father figure to an extended family of friends, non-nuclear family relatives and fellow members of the various lodges and fraternities that he belonged to, had him spending a lot more time at ceremonial dinners than at the gym.
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Osgood Peabody wrote: I tend to think Boring's 50s Superman was more barrel-chested, but Swan's version seemed to slim down as the 60s wore on. Also of note on that cover is the buffer version of Luthor, a far cry from the chunky arch-foe of yesteryear.
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