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    Captain Terrific (Captain America + Mister...

    Captain Terrific (Captain America + Mister Terrific): There were few opportunities in science for men of color in the early 1930s, even for a brilliant research physician like Terry Holt, which is...
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    The Avenging Manta (Black Manta + Sub-Mariner):...

    The Avenging Manta (Black Manta + Sub-Mariner): Nathan Prentiss is a brilliant polymath, determined to make a home for himself and his people beneath the waves, away from the prejudices of the...
  3. The revisions to some of the longer lasting...

    The revisions to some of the longer lasting characters is part of what made this whole multiverse thing messy.

    For instance, while the early Superman stories didn't explicitly rule out the idea...
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    If criticizing fascism makes for "left-leaning,"...

    If criticizing fascism makes for "left-leaning," then I guess Hawkworld qualifies.
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    IMO, the view of Solomon Grundy as a Hulk analog...

    IMO, the view of Solomon Grundy as a Hulk analog is a result of Timm's JL/JLU series, and one of its major missteps. The Hulk is meant to be misunderstood creature of passions, and a Cold War science...
  6. The first time I can really remember noticing it...

    The first time I can really remember noticing it was Darwyn Cooke's New Frontier.
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    Poll: Mod, Help! I messed up an option on the poll...

    Mod, Help!

    I messed up an option on the poll that I posted. Options 5 and 6 are identical. Could a mod change wording in option 6 from "The Original" to "The Silver Age"?
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    Poll: What's your favorite Vandal Savage Look?

    IMO, all the depictions of Vandal Savage are derivatives of three major looks:
    The Original Crafty Werewolf
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    The Animated Erudite Cro-Magnon
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  9. Barda. No question.

    Barda. No question.
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    That's cool. In your notion, was Supergirl also...

    That's cool. In your notion, was Supergirl also one of these projections?

    I once cooked up a Last Son Solution, but it doesn't fit the "Anatomy Lesson" standard of avoiding retcon. The idea is...
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    Position reconsidered, and confirmed: Miss. ...

    Position reconsidered, and confirmed: Miss.

    I've taken more time to think about this. Part of the power of Superman's story is the idea that he comes from a civilization vastly more advanced than...
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    Poll: I picked "no" because I doubt it loves what he is...

    I picked "no" because I doubt it loves what he is without reservation. I suspect it's more somewhere in the middle.

    There's a lot of times that he rather be normal. That said, especially early on...
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    Dr. Fate is not a vessel of Nabu The Wise; he has...

    Dr. Fate is not a vessel of Nabu The Wise; he has always been Kent Nelson. The mind guiding the others who have taken up Dr. Fate's role has not been Nabu's but Nelson's.

    Nabu died in 1936. He was...
  14. This is one of those questions that should never...

    This is one of those questions that should never be definitively answered.
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    It depends on the character. Batman and Green...

    It depends on the character. Batman and Green Arrow have to be distorted into something beyond their most popular interpretations if the implications of a world that includes, Flash, Green Lantern,...
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    Poll: I disagree. While you are correct about the...

    I disagree. While you are correct about the supernatural aspect, The Demon is a consequence of Jason Blood's actions, as The Hulk was of Banner's. The Hulk isn't usually able to transform at will, as...
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    "Swamp Thing" another DC character...

    Alan Moore may be ... eccentric, but he did some jaw-dropping comics. One of his Reputation Builders was his work on Swamp Thing, where he redefined a moldy Hulk/Heap mashup as an elemental creature,...
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    Sears basically was Amazon once upon a time,...

    Sears basically was Amazon once upon a time, taking advantage of the new innovation (a reliable, national postal system) to disrupt the retail systems of its day. Just as the movie studios misread...
  19. It would depend on the story. Justice was...

    It would depend on the story. Justice was basically The Satellite League Starring in Challenge of the Superfriends. What's out there that would work as a springboard for a sequel?
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    I'm not sure you could have gotten the leaders of...

    I'm not sure you could have gotten the leaders of the time to actually believe the sheer scale of the carnage, and the depth of consequence that resulted. Their nations had observers watching The US...
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    Oooooo. Good one!

    Oooooo. Good one!
  22. He's The Spectre. Pretty sure he can game the...

    He's The Spectre. Pretty sure he can game the draft board ;)
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    Interesting take. To help me make sure I...

    Interesting take. To help me make sure I understand what you're saying, what's your opinion on the score during the Cap-v.-Bucky-in-traffic sequence of CA:TWS?
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    Hot Damn! Bring on The Pop-up Man Movie! ...

    Agreed! I love that they've brought in smaller, lesser known properties like the Guardians. More of that kinda left-field stuff would be awesome.[/QUOTE]Hot Damn! Bring on The Pop-up Man Movie!
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    It's tough to resist maximizing known IP cash...

    It's tough to resist maximizing known IP cash cows, rather than gambling on unknowns. That said, as others have mentioned, they are trying.
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