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 on: September 30, 2017, 08:09:20 AM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by nightwing
That JLA three-parter is great no matter how you slice it, but to fully appreciate it, you really need to read the year or two worth of issues that led up to it.  Between Denny O'Neill (who's on record as not really liking "super" heroes anyway) and Michael Fleischer with his ham-fisted "social relevance and pretentious "first year lit major" writing style, JLA was one of the most painful reads in comic history.  When Len shows up with that story, its an astonishing revelation that maybe the Justice League isn't an inherently unworkable concept after all.

All told, for all the potential you'd expect from an idea like the JLA, good runs have been very much the exception and not the rule.

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 on: September 30, 2017, 07:56:07 AM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by nightwing
I think DC has a real problem marketing Superman in general; they've turned him into kind of a corporate albatross through their mismanagement of the character.

That said, there's a larger pattern emerging with these reprint books: until the "Silver Age" Justice League material was completely reprinted, there was no "Bronze Age" JLA collection, and the same with "Teen Titans.". That suggests we won't see any Omnibuses or tpb's of SA Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman until the Golden Age material runs out.  So unfortunately, we've got at least a couple years to go for SA Superman and - -even worse for me -- still longer before BA Batman.

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 on: September 18, 2017, 01:18:28 PM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by Nykor
I really loved his "Justices League & Society Meet the Seven Soldiers of Victory" 1972 trilogy in JLA #s 101 & 102 (I missed #100)--just reread those into the ground.
From all accounts, he was a really nice guy.

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 on: September 10, 2017, 09:49:35 PM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by Gernot1962
He wrote some favorite Superman stories in the '70's.  Those years would have been much darker for me without them.

Rest In Peace, sir.

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 on: September 02, 2017, 04:21:18 PM 
Started by dto - Last post by Gernot1962
Jason Todd REALLY hated what was done to him after the Crisis!   Wink

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 on: September 02, 2017, 04:18:02 PM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by Gernot1962
Wow...  I hope DC changes their minds about these books and DOES offer solo Superman Silver Age books.  I MAY have to go after the Digests and get the reprints THEY have in color, though I'd probably COMPLETELY ruin my eyes that way!   Wink

It's too bad the PTB decided profits weren't good enough on the Showcases.  I don't know if they CAN print the stories on cheaper paper!

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 on: August 30, 2017, 05:51:36 PM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by Nykor
I should have added that Amazon is offering full-color, Silver Age Supergirl tpb's, World's Finest (Batman-Superman) tpb's, Justice League tpb's, Legion of Super-Heroes tpb's, Flash tpb's, and Green Lantern tpb's, but no full-color, silver-age Superman solo tpb's, which is really too bad, because I'd buy them--discovering the Showcase Presents: Superman volumes at my local Borders is what drew me back into this hobby more than 10 years ago.

Maybe DC is waiting until SPOILER Supes returns to life in the Justice League movie in November, but, if so, they haven't told Amazon.

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 on: August 30, 2017, 02:12:46 PM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by Nykor
According to the GCD, Superboy initially appeared as a separate character in the Jan '45 issue of More Fun Comics; when Superman's 2-page origin was published in Superman #1 (Summer, 1939), there was no mention of any career as Superboy--perhaps Whitney Ellsworth (de jure editor) and/or Jack Schiff (de facto editor) waited until the perceived audience for that issue "aged out" before giving Supes' origin a retro-fit.

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 on: August 30, 2017, 12:56:58 PM 
Started by Gernot1962 - Last post by Nykor
I remember reading, I believe on the Marvel Masterworks DC Message Boards, a contributor named Drew Moore, who was/is a colorist @ DC, saying that he heard from DC staffers that sales on the last (2008) Showcase Presents: Superman were disappointingly low, as may be evidenced by a recent trip to AmazonBooks Land, where several new full-color Silver Age collections are/will be offered for sale this year and next, but none of them devoted to the Silver Age solo adventures of Superman.

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 on: August 29, 2017, 01:52:45 AM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by Great Rao
As near as I can decode the text, it may just be saying that DC is offering a digitally-cleaned up jpg of the picture:

http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2017/08/25/superman-a-classic-message-restored

A physical poster would be awesome.  Based on the comments posted at DC, there are others who agree.

 S!

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