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  1. I wonder if we need to be using our Roget's...

    I wonder if we need to be using our Roget's Thesaurus and finding a greater variety of adjectives. It always seems like we attach certain adjectives to men and others to women--certain adjectives to...
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    In the late 1960s, Sargon the Sorceror showed up...

    In the late 1960s, Sargon the Sorceror showed up in THE FLASH, having now become a villain. But a little after that, in the early 1970s, he helped out in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, in their fight...
  3. I rarely ever post here about the CW shows...

    I rarely ever post here about the CW shows anymore, because the CBR threads always seem to go off on these long tangents, where posters put down the shows, and it's hard to get in a good word about...
  4. Watching Blake Lively in movies like THE SHALLOWS...

    Watching Blake Lively in movies like THE SHALLOWS (thrilling), ALL I SEE IS YOU (confusing) and A SIMPLE FAVOR (a mess)--I'm struck by how good she always is, even when the movies that she's in are...
  5. Not just in the fake comic book world, but if...

    Not just in the fake comic book world, but if we're talking about the saddest moment in the history of DC the publisher--for me that was ACTION COMICS 583, especially the cover. I've never been so...
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    Well, sure, I know that now. But all those years...

    Well, sure, I know that now. But all those years ago when I first read THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE it was a real head-scratcher.

    And I remember all those ads in the 1970s for Mazola Corn Oil, where...
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    It amuses me that in certain parts of England...

    It amuses me that in certain parts of England this movie will be called "For Four."
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    I prefer the pre-Crisis version of her origin,...

    I prefer the pre-Crisis version of her origin, where she was born after Krypton's destruction and she was born well after Kal-El. However, there were a few complexities about that origin story--which...
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    It's a byproduct of the hero's history in the...

    It's a byproduct of the hero's history in the real world.

    When Superman first appeared he was a power fantasy for a lot of children. Kids don't think in rational terms and say that just because...
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    Whether he was in the military or not, I'd prefer...

    Whether he was in the military or not, I'd prefer Sam was now living in Pittsdale and having a good life with Ella. Military personnel often retire early and then find other things to do.
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    I guess it was so long between season 2 and...

    I guess it was so long between season 2 and season 3 that I forgot what was so egregious about Billy and only remembered the good stuff. To me he was good at being the typical bad boy from 1980s...
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    If you're proposing that the term "bad art" is...

    If you're proposing that the term "bad art" is totally useless--because no two people can agree on what's bad--then I'd agree with that proposition. So let's stop calling it bad art, because such...
  13. If WONDER WOMAN 1984 was coming out sooner, as it...

    If WONDER WOMAN 1984 was coming out sooner, as it was supposed to, then BIRDS OF PREY would be a non-issue for me. It's only because of WW84's timing that I care, since I don't want to see that movie...
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    Susie Tompkins debuts in ACTION COMICS 59 (April...

    Susie Tompkins debuts in ACTION COMICS 59 (April 1943).

    Lucy Lane first shows up in SUPERMAN'S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN 36 (April 1959).

    Sam and Ella Lane are introduced in SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND, LOIS...
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    That "sweetcorn" confuses me, because corn isn't...

    That "sweetcorn" confuses me, because corn isn't exactly sweet.

    In Canada, we have a mix of American and British words and (officially) we mostly use British spelling, which I tend to prefer....
  16. I don't want to spoil a key plot detail, but...

    I don't want to spoil a key plot detail, but there's something involving Black Mask that's hard to see how they could make it work. And these things are delicate. You never know how they're going to...
  17. I know Margot Robbie is a star, but she's not a...

    I know Margot Robbie is a star, but she's not a writer or a director. The movie sounds like a vanity project--which sometimes is worth the gamble because even if such movies don't do well, it's worth...
  18. If you read the 1939 stories--edited by Vin...

    If you read the 1939 stories--edited by Vin Sullivan--there's a very different feel to the comics than when Robin shows up and Whitney Ellsworth is editor. This primordial Batman, the creature of the...
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    I'd have to study some Greg Land comics to see...

    I'd have to study some Greg Land comics to see how he's adapting the photos for comics, but there was a great old Superman story where an artist explains to a gang of thugs that you can't just trace...
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    Also in the 1960s was the Enchantress (June Moon,...

    Also in the 1960s was the Enchantress (June Moon, who was originally a hero), Platinum of the Metal Men (if robots count), Dumb Bunny of the Inferior Five--and Tula the Aquagirl appeared in 1967 not...
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    What about women who were crooks that turned...

    What about women who were crooks that turned good, like Molly Mayne aka Harlequin and Selena Kyle aka Catwoman, in the 1940s?

    There was Batgirl (Babs) in the 1960s yes, but there was also Bat-Girl...
  22. Split them off into their own imprint and keep...

    Split them off into their own imprint and keep all the continuity from Earth-One intact. Meanwhile have another imprint that actually reboots the whole universe from scratch.

    The thing that I...
  23. THE NEW TEEN TITANS was probably a strong...

    THE NEW TEEN TITANS was probably a strong argument for the Crisis--in the interest of trying to change all of the DC Universe so it could be on the same level as the Titans--and it's definitely the...
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    There's a difference between objectively bad art...

    There's a difference between objectively bad art and art that you just don't happen to like. Actually, it's probably the work that I don't happen to like that puts me off more--because I know what...
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    When I read novels, they tend to be old ones, but...

    When I read novels, they tend to be old ones, but I sometimes stumble upon word uses that puzzle me:



    lumber--actually meaning a piece of furniture, usually no longer in use
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