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    Your words made me instantly think of the Jackie...

    Your words made me instantly think of the Jackie DeShannon song--

    Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand
    Put a little love in your heart
    You see, it's getting late, oh, please don't...
  2. Something that always bugs me is first person...

    Something that always bugs me is first person narration. It needs to be set up right or else I'll spend enormous amounts of time worrying about it. It doesn't make sense if the character narrates...
  3. You can't really top the introduction of Mongul...

    You can't really top the introduction of Mongul by Len Wein, Jim Starlin and Dick Giordano in DC COMICS PRESENTS 27 (November 1980). That was one of the greatest storylines. I also have a soft spot...
  4. If someone wants to give the award to Marvel...

    If someone wants to give the award to Marvel Comics for legacy characters, then be my guest. I hate the term and all the contorted logic that flows from it.

    Seems to me "legacy" was a term fans...
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    I'll try to think up some "myths"--although some...

    I'll try to think up some "myths"--although some might simply be bones of contention.

    George Reeves committed suicide.
    Lois Lane is stupid.
    Luthor being bald was an artist's mistake.
    Luthor...
  6. I prefer Julie Newmar, but Meriwether could have...

    I prefer Julie Newmar, but Meriwether could have been the first Catwoman opposite Adam West if the timing had been different. Originally, BATMAN was supposed to appear on T.V. in the fall of...
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    Poll: I hate bananas. My mother fed me bananas when I...

    I hate bananas. My mother fed me bananas when I was very small and I became deathly ill. Since then I have never eaten them (intentionally). If I come near them just the smell makes me sick to my...
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    Can we move on to other myths about Superman?

    Can we move on to other myths about Superman?
  9. John Boorman's EXCALIBUR? When that movie came...

    John Boorman's EXCALIBUR? When that movie came out--and I saw it--it was widely panned by the critics. My thought was--oh it's not that bad. It was an okay sort of movie--but not really faithful to...
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    In the early 1970s there was a docudrama about...

    In the early 1970s there was a docudrama about the Chicago 7 trial that made a big impression on my young mind. I almost feel like I was there, just because of seeing that on T.V. It really stirred...
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    But if you follow them from when you're a kid,...

    But if you follow them from when you're a kid, you should give them up when you're a teen? That's the world I lived in. High school kids mocked me when they found out I still read comic books.

    I...
  12. The same people, that get apoplectic over some...

    The same people, that get apoplectic over some statues being pulled down, can't begin to understand why indigenous people are angry over the expropriation of their sacred land for commercial...
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    There are some of us who have a keen interest in...

    There are some of us who have a keen interest in children's literature. While the intended readership is obviously children that doesn't mean adults can't appreciate the art form, too. And those who...
  14. Given I live in British Columbia, I'm ambivalent...

    Given I live in British Columbia, I'm ambivalent about disparaging the names Columbus, Colombia, Colombo etc. just because of one guy. Colomba in Italian means dove--it comes from Latin. In the...
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    One of the great comforts I have in life as an...

    One of the great comforts I have in life as an unknown, low income person with few friends is that I'm not always being called upon to defend my inconsistent values and opinions. I know that I am...
  16. You really have to evaluate on a case by case...

    You really have to evaluate on a case by case basis. Some works of art are so culturally significant that they shouldn't be destroyed like the Buddhas of Bamyan--and as with them, they couldn't be...
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    Thanks for that. You relieved a lot of pressure...

    Thanks for that. You relieved a lot of pressure on my brain. It is curious the subtle distinction between Marvel and D.C. I remember someone in AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS [maybe Elliot Maggin or Cary...
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    What was "Brand I" (circa 1966)?

    Reading some Superman comics from the 1960s and in the letter columns the readers and the editor refer to "Brand I," in a pejorative fashion. But what the heck is a "Brand I?" I assume they are...
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    I think Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS was supposed to...

    I think Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS was supposed to be a dystopian vision of the future, not a utopia. If we progress in a positive direction, we'll get away from urban squalor and progress toward forest...
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    What I like about the theatrical experience, once...

    What I like about the theatrical experience, once the movie starts I know I'm there for the duration and I'm on this journey, there's no stopping. So I'm totally focused on the movie, don't even eat...
  21. Looks like Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, to...

    Looks like Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, to me--the original comic book jungle girl (but not the original jungle girl in fiction), created by Will Eisner and Jerry Iger in 1938. Marvel's pet hobby was...
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    I think in the early days of the reboot the...

    I think in the early days of the reboot the pseudo-science theory was he couldn't mate with Earth women and therefore wasn't human. Then it turned to he could mate but it would kill the woman. Now he...
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    I think I'm the only one here that says Superman...

    I think I'm the only one here that says Superman is human. Every time this subject comes up, I'm the one saying he's human and everyone else is telling me I'm wrong.

    The whole point of the story...
  24. It depends what happens with the movie. They...

    It depends what happens with the movie. They could still decide to release it for home viewing first (or a combo of both theatrical and home at the same time), in which event I will just see it at...
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    It seems inevitable that everything is going to...

    It seems inevitable that everything is going to be digital for home viewing--but how do you make money from that, especially when it's so easy to pirate? Recording artists ended up going on the road...
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