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  1. I'm bewitched, bothered and bewildered whenever...

    I'm bewitched, bothered and bewildered whenever these old topics are brought back up to the front page and I can see by the little green icon that I must have posted to the thread. I had to scroll...
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    Poll: The thing is comic books and cartoons are not...

    The thing is comic books and cartoons are not literal, they are figurative. Artists have the freedom to make up their own rules and what we see on the page or the screen is not intended to be an...
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    Poll: Well, that's what we called it around our house,...

    Well, that's what we called it around our house, too. But going by "A Letter from Lois Lane," that's not what YOUNG BEAUTY & HAIRSTYLE MAGAZINE calls it, they call it the "Ruffle Cut" and I bow to...
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    Oops! My bad. Thanks for clearing it all up for...

    Oops! My bad. Thanks for clearing it all up for me. I had got myself all confused about the when and the what up in my head.
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    I've been hearing about the Austrian lockdown for...

    I've been hearing about the Austrian lockdown for awhile now, but I thought it would happen sooner. Doing it in February seems like locking the barn door after the horse has bolted. These...
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    In the United States, for some groups, it might...

    In the United States, for some groups, it might be about "owning the Libs," but if you look at the anti-vax movement around the world, there are people on the extreme left, the extreme right and in...
  7. If anyone's an anti-hero, it's Jonah Hex. He was...

    If anyone's an anti-hero, it's Jonah Hex. He was never written to be a villain. He was a morally ambiguous man in a morally ambiguous world. He shouldn't really be written as a hero or a villain.
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  8. I don't like this trend. My theory is that...

    I don't like this trend.

    My theory is that it's about the I.P. There are only so many well-known properties and at least half of those are the villains. To exploit the brand, they use the...
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    Murphy Anderson had done the Buck Rogers comic...

    Murphy Anderson had done the Buck Rogers comic strip in the late 1940s, so he was a natural choice for Captain Comet, but the original artst and co-creator (along with John Broome, writer) was...
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    Infinite Karma's Gonna Get You

    In the next part, when the Man of Tomorrow is away on a mission in the 50th century, the Action Amiga must step in to handle the Infinite Monster. On account of a rip in space, the Infinite Monster...
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    Supergirl blows her cover

    The cover for ACTION COMICS 285 has the names of the cover artists--Curt Swan and George Klein--hiding in the background. For some strange reason I haven't been able to find out, later reprints of...
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    Two heads are better than one In the following...

    Two heads are better than one

    In the following issue, Linda suffers three more body altering transformations beginning with growing a second head. Everything is new to the second head, so Linda...
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    Turning Red

    Returning to the perils of Linda Lee Danvers.

    In "The Six Red 'K' Perils" (ACTION COMICS 283), believing herself immune to all forms of Kryptonite, the Action Amiga destroys a swarm of six red K....
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    . . . And Pause for One Minute of Silence

    SUPERMAN 150 (January 1962)--1st story, "The One Minute of Doom" by Siegel and Plastino; r. BEST OF DC 59 (April 1985):

    In this story, the Greatest Super-Dog in the Universe, Krypto, erects his...
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    Imaginary Interlude . . .

    SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN 57 (December 1961)--1st story, "Jimmy Olsen Marries Supergirl" by Siegel, Swan and Kaye; r. ACTION COMICS 351 (June 1967) - 352 (July 1967); cover art by Swan and Kaye:
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    She can roast weenies

    Back in the present, Linda goes to the beach with her new parents where she sees a boy she knows from the orphanage: Dick Wilson--now having grown a bit. He has also been adopted and his new name is...
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    More Powerful Than Even Superman

    Likewise in the next issue, "The Supergirl of Tomorrow," when Linda takes a time bubble several thousand years into the future, her powers return.

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    Argo

    In 280's "Trapped in Kandor," Linda as Lesla-Lar goes to a Kandorian movie theatre where a newsreel shows the origins of Superman and Supergirl. In this account, the name of her birthplace is finally...
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    Ladies and Gentleman--Linda Lee Danvers!

    In issue 278's "The Unknown Supergirl," Kara mysteriously loses her powers. As issue 279's "Supergirl's Secret Enemy" reveals, this is all a plot by Lesla-Lar, a scientist in Kandor--it is she who...
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    The 360 Supergirl--a complete novel

    ACTION COMICS--all stories by Siegel and Mooney
    278 (July 1961)--2nd story, "The Unknown Supergirl"
    279 (August 1961)--2nd story, "Supergirl's Secret Enemy"
    280 (September 1961)--2nd story,...
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    I have a lot of books on the history of comics,...

    I have a lot of books on the history of comics, but let me first narrow it down to a few of the ones I have on Detective Comics, Inc. (a.k.a National Comics, a.k.a. National Periodical Publications)....
  22. It's Sergei Eisenstein's OCTOBER: TEN DAYS THAT...

    It's Sergei Eisenstein's OCTOBER: TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD from 1927. Made ten years after the events that it recreates, uninformed people think this is an actual documentary of the event. To...
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    I hear you, but for the sake of convenience, it's...

    I hear you, but for the sake of convenience, it's just easier to say Pieta cover without having to describe the whole thing. Really I guess the standing Pieta is a variation on the theme--its own...
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    The way U.S. youtubers pronounce ETERNALS in...

    The way U.S. youtubers pronounce ETERNALS in their box office talk, it almost sounds like they're saying E-Turtles. That would be a completely different franchise. ;)
  25. It's literally in the title of the cartoon...

    It's literally in the title of the cartoon show--SUPERFRIENDS.

    For me, Batman is the worst example of power creep. What gives his stories some sense of jeopardy is that he's vulnerable. Yet, in...
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