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Dec 29 16 1:22 PM
Osgood Peabody wrote:Back in 1959, fan forums were still in their infancy, so it's a lot of fun to see what was on people's minds... seemingly nothing was off the table back then.
Take for example Cliff Martin of Brooklyn... he asked a logical question for any fan who had been following both Superman and Superboy... namely what ever happened to Ma and Pa Kent? It seems inexplicable in retrospect that Mort had never covered this before, and after touching on it in this LC, it would be another 4 years before Weisinger decided to tackle this delicate subject in an actual story:
Over in Action Comics, most of the feedback for the new Supergirl feature was quite positive. But there was one sour note among the raves, as a lady identifying herself only as "Mrs. A.S." from White Plains took Weisinger to task for his depiction of the shenanigans going on at the Midvale Orphanage, where kids had to "perform" for prospective parents:
It's interesting that the letter column in both Superman and Action Comics was entitled Metropolis Mailbag. That's a detail I'd never noticed previously.
Moreover I find these early Metropolis Mailbag columns refreshing and much more interesting than most of the letter columns from later in the Silver Age. Particularly in the Julius Schwartz titles, there was just too much gushing from incipient fandom about the best story yet/fabulous artwork in the later letter columns.
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