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DennisDaMennis wrote: The story comes to a very rapid conclusion when Mera walks up and uses her hard-water powers to make the dome brittle, allowing it to be easily destroyed. “Aquaman says, “Great idea! . . . Why didn’t I think of that?”......Meh. Like I said: We’re dealing with Bob Haney here.
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Nov 13 16 12:00 PM
Alan wrote:Yes, the later record [for Showcase] was not so good. When I started buying around 1968 there were the odd brief successes (Hawk & Dove, Bat Lash, The Creeper, Anthro), but most saw the first and only appearances there (Nightmaster, Dolphin, Johnny Double, Jason's Quest and Manhunter 2070).
I would have liked a Firehair series though, and Nightmaster could have been interesting if they had carried on with young Mr Wrightson. He wasn't the artist he would be a couple of years later but he was still full of promise then.
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Nov 14 16 8:42 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:We then fast forward to the long-awaited premiere, as a host of super-heroes are on hand to attend:
[So before turning the page, can you guess what explanation Otto and Mort had for Batman and Supergirl’s strange silence? Well, I’m sure you couldn’t have anticipated what follows…]
[Yeah, for some strange reason, they chose to break the fourth wall and wink at the reader here… ]
Nov 14 16 9:05 AM
Hepcat wrote:Osgood Peabody wrote:UK Top Singles: Reach Out I'll Be there – The Four Tops Stop Stop Stop – The Hollies Semi Detached Suburban Mr James - Manfred Mann High Tide - Paul Jones Good Vibrations – The Beach BoysInteresting the use of banjos in this super frantic number by the Hollies:
Osgood Peabody wrote:UK Top Singles:
Reach Out I'll Be there – The Four Tops Stop Stop Stop – The Hollies Semi Detached Suburban Mr James - Manfred Mann High Tide - Paul Jones Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
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Nov 14 16 4:47 PM
Yossarian wrote:The Swan/Klein version was "my" Superman. It is great to see them in top form. They even got the New Look Batman right, with an oval on the uniform instead of a circle.
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Nov 15 16 11:14 AM
Always comes as a shock to know that Winchester Cathedral managed to win best song at the Grammies for 1966, which really tells you all you need to know about the Grammies and why I have no time for them.
Nov 15 16 11:26 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:In this months' Legion Outpost... we were also introduced to a new feature "Know Your Legionnaires", this one spotlighting Cosmic Boy. I'm pretty certain (although I stand to be corrected by any Legion fans out there) that most of the material in this text piece was original. This became an ENB trademark... sneaking in bits of lore into these text pieces that would eventually be treated as canon by later writers.
Nov 16 16 7:39 PM
“The story there is that back in the ancient days of the Legion Mort used to tell Otto Binder or Edmond Hamilton or whoever, he'd say, "Knock off Moby Dick." (Chuckle.) And then you'd get "The Moby Dick of Space." And they would. They'd do the giant space whale against the Legionnaires. And they would literally do that. They would just pick a classic and kind of do the Legion version of that. It was a normal thing. So I'm working away for Mort and one day he calls me up and he says, "There's a movie coming out called 'The Dirty Dozen;' go see it and then do a story like that." "Huh? What?" So I was just appalled. I can't go see a movie and then do it as a Legion story. So what I did was I looked in the newspaper at the ad and that's all you had to see. "Okay, it's World War II. They get bad guys for this suicide mission that no one can accomplish." All right. I can do that. I never saw the movie. And to this day I've never seen the movie.” http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/interviews/shooter_1.shtml
The way the Fatal Five came about is this: Editor Mort Weisinger called me and instructed me to go see a new movie that had just come out called The Dirty Dozen, then come up with a Legion story with a similar concept. That seemed wrong to me. I never went to see the movie, but I did check out the ads in the newspaper. They pretty much told me what I needed to know–bad guys enlisted for a suicide mission.I thought 12 would be unwieldy, so I created five bad guys. The Empress was sort of a take on Green Lantern, but magical. The Persuader was a guy who could defeat energy powers, since so many Legionnaires had them. Tharok was the brains–inspired by the cover of a science fiction book that showed what seemed to be a man, but with half his skin peeled away revealing a robot underneath–which resulted in a 50/50 man/robot look. Validus was the stronger-than-Superboy character. Who else…? Mano. Planet killer. Disintegration touch. I believe I just thought that one up, though I don’t doubt that there had been similar powers somewhere before. The rest was simple logic: the threat had to be big enough to justify recruiting bad guys, the bad guys had to be powerful enough to pose an overwhelming threat to the Legionnaires, there had to be no other recourse, etc. http://www.cbr.com/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-140/
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