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    Diamond distributed DC for 25 years. Who...

    Diamond distributed DC for 25 years. Who distributed DC before that time?

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  2. Though the designation "Speed Force" was still...

    Though the designation "Speed Force" was still decades in the future, the concept had been lurking since the 1960s.

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  3. I find myself agreeing, Jim. Buried Alien (The...

    I find myself agreeing, Jim.

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  4. He was called a "police scientist" back in the...

    He was called a "police scientist" back in the day, but essentially, the same job that we call "CSI" today. He was a forensic scientist from Day One.

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  5. The myth that Barry Allen is "boring": where did it start?

    First, an important qualification and disclaimer: this topic is not to dispute anyone who honestly holds the opinion that the character of Barry Allen/the Flash is boring. All of us have the...
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    Mostly as a supporting/background character,...

    Mostly as a supporting/background character, though Waid did very good work with Barry as part of an ensemble or team in JLA: YEAR ONE and THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD: FLASH AND GREEN LANTERN. Waid was...
  7. The plot thickens. :) Buried Alien (The...

    The plot thickens. :)

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  8. At this point, I'm fine with Bruce being in his...

    At this point, I'm fine with Bruce being in his forties. I'd rather he be a little older than lose scores and scores of stories and lifetime experiences. Moreover, these days, forties don't seem to...
  9. Both, please. Buried Alien (The Fastest Post...

    Both, please.

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  10. How long was each Robin active in current continuity?

    In current continuity, how long was each Robin active in the role?

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  11. BATMAN '66 universe: first adventure and early days?

    When the BATMAN TV series premiered in 1966, Batman and Robin were already quite well-established. The debut episode was not an origin story: Batman and Robin already had their costumes, equipment,...
  12. How long had Batman been at it in DETECTIVE COMICS # 27 (1939)?

    DETECTIVE COMICS # 27 (1939) was Batman's first-ever comic book appearance, but the featured story, "The Case of the Chemical Syndicate," was not his first crimefighting adventure. In # 27, Batman...
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    *Goes back in time to 1996; goes on dial-up...

    *Goes back in time to 1996; goes on dial-up Internet through Netscape and sees, "Buried Alien's Comic Book Resources."

    *ulp*

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    I...did? Buried Alien (The Fastest Post Alive!)

    I...did?

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    As a kid around 1980/1981, I first noticed the...

    As a kid around 1980/1981, I first noticed the term being used here:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/415XXiLXYzL._SX362_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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  16. Well, yes. :) Buried Alien (The Fastest Post...

    Well, yes. :)

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  17. Where does Barry Allen fit on the pecking order of DCU scientists?

    When it comes to scientific acumen, people such as Dr. Ray Palmer and Lex Luthor have Barry Allen far outclassed, but Barry did invent the Cosmic Treadmill and the Flash costume ring, and his whole...
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    They were still calling Wally "Kid Flash" despite...

    They were still calling Wally "Kid Flash" despite the fact he had literally put on Uncle Barry's costume.

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  19. Shazam/Captain Marvel: do you prefer a more childlike or more adult personality?

    When it comes to Shazam/Captain Marvel, do you prefer him to be depicted with a more childlike, goofy personality or a more adult, serious personality? By "serious," I don't mean that he becomes...
  20. Agreed, especially Barry Allen's original origin...

    Agreed, especially Barry Allen's original origin and life story.

    Additionally, the Earth-S version of the Marvel Family.

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    This was the Justice League: ...

    This was the Justice League:

    https://i.redd.it/uyakpr2hud611.jpg

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    Definitely my favorite era of comics, both DC and...

    Definitely my favorite era of comics, both DC and Marvel.

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    Silver Agers and Bronze Agers were eating it hard...

    Silver Agers and Bronze Agers were eating it hard during the 1990s.



    Yes...1979 was a turning point. It's when things began taking a turn for the dark.

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    True. Immediately before the Crisis started,...

    True. Immediately before the Crisis started, Barry had retired from superhero activities.

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    My own DC nostalgia centers on the period from...

    My own DC nostalgia centers on the period from 1977-1984. I liked some aspect of the DC 1990s, but I'm not nostalgic for that decade as a whole.

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