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  1. It's the 32nd century, the United Planets is...

    It's the 32nd century, the United Planets is gone, the Earth has been abandoned. There's no Science Police and no Legion of Super-Heroes. A bunch of young people from different worlds come together...
  2. If they had just stuck with the 1980s idea that...

    If they had just stuck with the 1980s idea that the Legion adventures happen in real time--and therefore the earlier members are adults (they just don't show it because it's a thousand years in the...
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    Lois was supposed to learn Clark Kent was...

    Lois was supposed to learn Clark Kent was Superman in the unpublished "K-Metal from Krypton" story, from 1940.

    Lois and Clark got married in the Superman comic strip in 1949. Alvin Schwartz...
  4. All of the reasons people have offered are...

    All of the reasons people have offered are features of the group that made them popular--and at one time one of the most popular groups that the publisher had.

    Early comic book fandom developed...
  5. So many (which maybe I'll talk about in a later...

    So many (which maybe I'll talk about in a later post), but the one I always think of when this subject comes up is VEXT (1999). That lasted all of six issues--from Keith Giffen and Mike McKone. It...
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    Given Dark Horse reprinted the Joe Kubert TARZAN...

    Given Dark Horse reprinted the Joe Kubert TARZAN and the Roy Thomas CONAN, I'd assume whichever comic book publisher currently has the license from Street & Smith/Condť Nast would be able to reprint...
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    It's more like social media has dumbed down...

    It's more like social media has dumbed down discourse, so movie criticism is reduced to blanket value judgements--this was trash, that was the best, this is stupid, that's too complicated. Movie...
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    I didn't really like the Chaykin. I liked the...

    I didn't really like the Chaykin. I liked the Helfer much more. But the run that I loved the most was the 1973 O'Neil edited comic book with art by Michael Wm. Kaluta, Frank Robbins and E.R. Cruz.
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    Every Saturday, of late, I've been reading a...

    Every Saturday, of late, I've been reading a story from my Ray Bradbury Bantam Books (that I got in the 1960s and 1970s). I started with THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, as that's the one with the earliest...
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    One of those I mentioned is-- "Miss...

    One of those I mentioned is--

    "Miss Gzptlsnz--The girl friend of Mr. Mxyzptlk, from the 5th dimension, who makes life miserable for Superman and his friends, with her official debut in SUPERMAN'S...
  11. Haven't some of these comics mentioned been...

    Haven't some of these comics mentioned been printed in colour or plus one colour? By plus one, I meaning something like this--



    This was either printed with two colours (besides the black,...
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    PHANTOM LADY (1944), directed by Robert Siodmak,...

    PHANTOM LADY (1944), directed by Robert Siodmak, starring Ella Raines.

    Siodmak is one of the masters of the Film Noir. His THE KILLERS (1946) is the text book Film Noir. In all movies of the...
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    I would have thought the original origin would...

    I would have thought the original origin would have more support--since it's the original. Unlike Superman and Batman, that first origin went into a lot of detail and established all the points that...
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    Captain Comet was called a mutant when he first...

    Captain Comet was called a mutant when he first appeared in the 1950s, well before Marvel got their hands all over the term. So he might be grandfathered in. But D.C. came up with metahuman, because...
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    I didn't know they were doing another "Kryptonite...

    I didn't know they were doing another "Kryptonite Nevermore" collection. Checking amazon.ca, I see it's out in about a week. I wonder if this time they will do the reprints properly. I guess that...
  16. I think that it was a gaffe, given that...

    I think that it was a gaffe, given that ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN 586, ▽52, came out (Nov. 15/00) after SUPERMAN 164, ▽1 (Nov. 1/00) and SUPERMAN: LEX LUTHOR 2000 (Nov. 8/00), ▽2. I don't see any other...
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    SAVING MR. BANKS (2013), directed by John Lee...

    SAVING MR. BANKS (2013), directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks.

    I resisted seeing this movie when it was out in theatres, because I knew the trick it was going to pull...
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    Epilogue

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    In the end, Kal-El has discovered he needs both Clark and Superman to keep him sane. When he was Clark all the time, he missed being Superman. And...
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    The Double--or--Nothing Life of Superman

    Before battling Amalak and Brainiac, Clark must give testimony in court against Inter-Gang--and he wears a suit borrowed from his wardrobe at Galaxy Broadcasting. Wearing that suit, he still has his...
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    The Nine Super-Foes

    Xviar's homeworld has actually been contracted by Galactic Spaceways Company to remove the planet Earth because it's in the way of a teleportation route. The Man of Tomorrow remains oblivious to why...
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    Clark Kent, Get Out of My Life

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    All of the splash pages for this four issue arc display a distinct pride in the material being offered. During this era, when National Periodical...
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    Beef Bourguignon

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    It's a controversial encounter between the two reporters. In the original version, it was supposed to be more strongly suggested that Clark and Lois...
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    Clark Kent Forever--Superman Never

    Because of his power conundrum, the Last Son of Krypton decides to try being only Clark for one week. Meanwhile, Xviar continues to follow orders from Homeworld.
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    Who Took the Super Out of Superman?

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    When Clark pushes Steve Lombard out of the way of an oncoming car, he takes the brunt of the hit. Waking up in the hospital, Kent realizes that he has...
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    Xviar is Who!

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    Finally, Xavier is revealed in the opening scenes of "Who Took...
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