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    I have hundreds of books that I've acquired over...

    I have hundreds of books that I've acquired over the years and I don't think I've read half of them. It's hard to decide just what to read next. My nephew (who has a high I.Q. and can read a book a...
  2. I like old school Jimmy and Lucy. But it's not...

    I like old school Jimmy and Lucy. But it's not because I think they're a sweet couple and they should totally be together forever, sigh. No. The writers--and I think this is especially so with Otto...
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    I like the 1940s comics, but I wish that Siegel...

    I like the 1940s comics, but I wish that Siegel and Shuster had done more science fiction. For two guys that started out as science fiction fans and who used that science fiction to create their...
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    It was supposed to be ten episodes, but they...

    It was supposed to be ten episodes, but they couldn't finish the final episode on account of the pandemic. It seems to me that while some episodes have great effects, there are other places where...
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    THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928), directed by Paul Leni,...

    THE MAN WHO LAUGHS (1928), directed by Paul Leni, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, starring Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Cesare Gravina.

    I wonder how they managed Gwynneplaine's...
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    It's possible that Krypton was like Jupiter a...

    It's possible that Krypton was like Jupiter a failed star. If the early settlers engineered the planet to sustain life, they might have encased the gas giant in a habitable exosphere and that's what...
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    For me, episode 5 finally got to where the second...

    For me, episode 5 finally got to where the second season should have been all along. But this season only has nine episodes and we should have gotten to this point a lot sooner. The previous season...
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    "Verliebt, Verliebt"--Andreas Gabalier ...

    "Verliebt, Verliebt"--Andreas Gabalier


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q_2Cs7CMiw
  9. Yes, I often think of this, that comics have gone...

    Yes, I often think of this, that comics have gone full circle, as the early comic books were the equivalent of a trade paperback. I think those will become the norm and the monthlies less so.

    On...
  10. I think one of the developments that weakened the...

    I think one of the developments that weakened the compulsion to get your books every month was the explosion of trade paperbacks. And since these were often much cheaper than buying the floppies--and...
  11. For most of my comics reading life, there was...

    For most of my comics reading life, there was always one comic, but a different comic every year, that kept me invested in buying comics. I would think to myself, okay I could give up all these other...
  12. I think, unlike other topic titles, this one is...

    I think, unlike other topic titles, this one is neutral. And it's the question that got me interested in reading the thread. Because you can generalize that question to all things in life. Is there a...
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    I didn't know it was established that Krypton...

    I didn't know it was established that Krypton died because of something they did. I know that there have been various stories that said this, but always different explanations and none of those ever...
  14. There are different iterations of the Joker, so...

    There are different iterations of the Joker, so D.C. doesn't have to stick with the mass murderer. The original Joker and the one in the "5 Way Revenge" was a guy on a vendetta against specific...
  15. Even if I'm not reading a lot of the new comics,...

    Even if I'm not reading a lot of the new comics, by staying on this message board and being engaged with the conversation about the comics, I can stay reasonably up to date with ongoing continuity...
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    I feel that the loss of Krypton should be a great...

    I feel that the loss of Krypton should be a great tragedy. But a lot of modern takes on Krypton make it seem like the worst place in the universe this side of Apokolips and they had what was coming...
  17. It's kind of cumulative and the result of...

    It's kind of cumulative and the result of different things. There was a time when I was in difficult financial straits and I had to make hard choices about where I put my money (mainly toward food...
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    By decade, it would be the 1970s, the 1960s, the...

    By decade, it would be the 1970s, the 1960s, the 1940s, the 1930s, the 1980s, the 1950s, the 1990s, in that order. As far as the 2000s go, there are some runs and titles I liked but not a whole lot.
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    I could have expressed my point better. Science...

    I could have expressed my point better. Science is important to science fiction; it provides ideas that can be the springboard for a story. But at a certain point, the writer has to abandon the deep...
  20. You've turned it around. The starting point of...

    You've turned it around. The starting point of Paradise Island is a world where women have lived together for thousands of years, in loving relationships, where no men exist. Diana grows up in that...
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    I guess I'm the odd one out here, because I like...

    I guess I'm the odd one out here, because I like the version of Krypton from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s. The Buck Rogers aspect of it is a virtue--if it's cheese, it's a fromage point...
  22. Given that William Moulton Marston lived with two...

    Given that William Moulton Marston lived with two women and fathered children by both of them, a loving relationship between Steve, Diana and Mala would probably be his idea of perfection. And...
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    I don't believe George Reeves committed suicide....

    I don't believe George Reeves committed suicide.

    Richard the Lionheart was not a good as he's painted as being. King John was not as bad. Richard III was not as bad.

    There's something...
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    I wonder if the cut that was released is the same...

    I wonder if the cut that was released is the same as what was supposed to come out originally. I think if it had come out when it was supposed to, it would have landed better. Now, it feels off to...
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    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is one of the two Kubrick...

    2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is one of the two Kubrick movies that I truly love. The other being DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB. As best as I can remember, I never saw...
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