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Aug 8 13 11:57 AM
Flashback scene? To my knowledge Black Canary wore blue fishnet stockings right through both the Golden and Silver Ages:That's what I get for relying on memory rather than looking it up. I must have been influenced by Joan Garrick's skeptical look about her husband palling around with the girl in fishnets, even though his other female team-mate, Wonder Woman, was essentially wearing just a bathing suit. Lifting up a submarine, which I guess some guys find off-putting, but just in a bathing suit.
Flashback scene? To my knowledge Black Canary wore blue fishnet stockings right through both the Golden and Silver Ages:
Aug 8 13 1:53 PM
seattleguy wrote:I thought that Flash, ever so slowly, became more and more stockier with 1963. By the mid-1960s' it was very noticeable especially so with Joe Giella's inking. I thought that GL became bulky when Gil Kane first started to ink his own drawings. By the way, I've found that my copy of John Wells' "American Comic Book Chronicles 1960-1964 very helpful for jogging memories on this thread.
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Aug 8 13 6:53 PM
Yossarian wrote:The satellite car! Wow! I had one of those in "O" too....
Aug 8 13 6:58 PM
The character seemed to grow a little in size too by around 1965ish and by 1967 we had the very beefy looking Flash and Green Lantern (see Flash cover #168 which featured both).
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Aug 9 13 5:20 AM
Hepcat wrote:Of course it's not physically the same Black Canary either. Evidently Starman had been dallying with the original Black Canary and the one in the Silver Age was their daughter with all the memories of the original Black Canary transplanted into her so that she just thought she was the original. This was all explained in this Justice League issue:
I'm going on memory here, but I believe that in JLA #75, when Black Canary came to Earth-1, she was the original BC. It wasn't until a much-later JLA/JSA teamup that it was poorly retconned that this was her daughter. And the Canary/Starman dalliance was conceived even later by James Robinson in his Starman series.
Aug 9 13 10:47 AM
Mike wrote:Only Superman and the Justice Society members know that the Black Canary who joins the Justice League is not the original heroine, but her daughter. The rest of the Justice League, and Black Canary herself, do not learn this until the events of Justice League of America #220.
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Aug 9 13 4:19 PM
SilverAgePeteRoss wrote:It made her relationship with Green Arrow a little less creepy. . .
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Aug 9 13 11:01 PM
sterlling wrote:I have to say that when DC was trying to "clean up" their universes in the 1980s with Crisis all they ended up doing is creating a pre Crisis and post Crisis history to follow which at times is more confusing trying to figure out what happened before or after the event. It really is messy at times.
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Aug 10 13 3:06 PM
Hey everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend! While there were lots of stories in the romance comics chronicling the glamor and heartbreak involved
in being an international stewardess (yes, we all know the correct term now is "Flight Attendant," but I have
used Stewardess throughout this post to keep up with the jargon of the
time of publication), none are as arguably significant
as the ongoing saga of Bonnie Taylor. In a genre with so
few recurring characters, Young Romance
#126 (October/November 1963) is the first of 13 issues featuring Miss Taylor. Let's dig in to this John Romita illustrated story, "Flight 101 -- To Heartbreak!" shall we?!
Bonnie wasn't supposed to be on flight 101 to Paris, but she was asked to sub for the scheduled stewardess who had fallen ill. The trip starts off light-hearted enough for Bonnie, with Captain Bill Andrews fawning over her and asking to take her out once they land in the city of light. Fate soon steps in, however, and Don Moore, the man who broke Bonnie's heart two years prior, shows up to claim his seat on the flight. Shocked by his presence, Bonnie treats him as she would any other passenger -- much to Don's protest.
Though Don is with another young woman, he taunts Bonnie throughout the flight. He takes her aside and claims that the moment he saw her after their absence from one another, his feelings for her kicked right back in. He tells Bonnie he must see her when they arrive in Paris. Considering he left her in the first place because he thought he could find a "gravy train" and come back for her later, we can be proud that Bonnie kept her composure and didn't slap that man right out of the aircraft!
The same cool-headedness is not demonstrated by Don's new lady who tells Bonnie in no uncertain terms to back off.
After that encounter, the co-pilot asks Bonnie to take his place for a while and sit with Captain Andrews. A mix of calm and confusion sets in as she watches Andrews fly the plane. Though there is some attraction to the dashing pilot, Bonnie's heart still longs for Don. Part one of the story ends with Don slipping Bonnie a note as they deplane.
Part two of the saga finds Bonnie opening the note (even after a half-hearted attempt at losing it) to discover that Don wants her to meet him at the Eiffel Tower at 7pm. After arriving at the hotel, Bonnie dresses for her agreed upon date with Captain Andrews at eight o'clock. After getting ready, Bonnie is restless and decides to spend the bit of time she has before their date walking the streets of Paris. It is nearly seven, and Bonnie can't help but just flirting with the possibilities of what may happen were she to actually meet Don as he had indicated in his note.
And as she reaches the top of the glittering tower, Bonnie's heart is swooped away by Don's passionate embrace. In between kisses, he tells her of his plan. He is just using Penny Mason for her father's connections in the importing business!
Bonnie is horrified. She quickly realizes in that moment that she is 100%, completely and utterly, over him and his scheming ways.
Upon her return to the hotel, Bonnie is greeted by a furious Penny in the lobby. As Penny begins to go on a rampage, Bonnie stops her...
"...you have nothing to fear from me! It took me two years to drive him out of my heart!
I hope, for your sake, that it won't take you more than two hours!
All he's really interested in... is himself!"
And in a moment of true sisterhood, Penny hugs Bonnie and thanks her for the warning. As Bonnie's eyes fill with tears, she is surprised by the smell of a gardenia -- she is just in time for her date with Bill. The next day, as they embark for the return flight, Captain Andrews declares that Bonnie would make a fantastic co-pilot one day (no doubt to be read as "wife") for some lucky pilot. Bonnie informs him that she will concentrate on being a good stewardess, as it is a "big enough job!" And thus concludes the first Bonnie Taylor, Airline Stewardess story!
While the stories featuring Bonnie Taylor were unconnected stand-alone tales, readers no doubt appreciated seeing
a familiar face every month when they picked up their issue of Young
Romance! I know I sure would have!
A big thanks to Osgood for inviting me to participate this month in the Time Capsule. If you enjoyed this, please be sure to visit my blog dedicated to romance comics of the 1960s and '70s -- Sequential Crush! I also now have a Facebook page for the blog, and you can find me on Twitter (@jacquenodell) and Instagram (also @jacquenodell)! Have a great rest of your weekend!
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