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 on: July 02, 2020, 06:32:53 AM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by TELLE
I even managed to read some Jimmy Olsen comics during The Shutdown!

 on: April 22, 2020, 02:32:20 AM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by Great Rao

Superman: The American Way, the Epic Poem of Superman, was originally posted on this site a few years ago.

Author and scholar Michael Mautner currently plans to read all 64 Cantos in installments, over the course of a couple of months.

Here is his reading of the first canto, "The Good Fight":

the original version of the text is still online here.


 on: March 25, 2020, 09:45:38 PM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by nightwing
Ha! Fantastic. Just like the old Marvel cartoons of the 60s. Only better, 'cause it's Swan!

Hope the old gang's riding out this crazy crisis safely in their respective fortresses.

 on: March 20, 2020, 11:39:29 PM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by Great Rao
Things to do while housebound.

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 on: February 29, 2020, 03:37:29 PM 
Started by dto - Last post by nightwing
Happy Birthday, big guy. Wherever you are.

 on: February 28, 2020, 04:49:49 PM 
Started by dto - Last post by dto
Good thing I arrived a day early -- was tough climbing up to the Fortress door.  In the past, there were times when snow would almost block the keyhole.  Must be global warming...

Amazing -- my old access code still works.  It took a while for me to remember it, but I'm back with a cake again.

Hmm... no trace of my last visit, not even the cake platter.  I guess SOMEONE still drops by the old place besides myself.

Well, time to light the candles.  "Happy Birthday, Kal-El."

Whew.  Now for the long trip back.  Don't know how many times I can continue this ritual, but--

Wait.  The candles are out already?  Where's the cake? 

All right, hope you enjoyed it.  See you in another four years!

 on: February 17, 2020, 01:32:15 PM 
Started by Nykor - Last post by Nykor
I'm sorry I haven't responded sooner, but I did try; writing about Jaye was just too painful, so I've avoided the site since May.
I decided to return because I just checked Wikipedia, which says that today, Feb 17, 2020, is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Curt Swan. Thought you should know.
Again, I'm very sorry for not having posted sooner.

 on: February 01, 2020, 10:59:30 PM 
Started by Ruby Spears Superman - Last post by nightwing
My problem is I don't trust anyone at DC to touch what I still consider the "real" DC Universe. I'd honestly rather the pre-Crisis DCU stay dead, or in limbo or whatever it is now, than to be reactivated and placed into the hands of the powers-that-be at DC today.

But whatever; the characters are the property of DC Comics and they can do what they want with them. But I'm out, even if the cover price reverts to what it was in 1985, too.

My advice to fans who pine for simpler times, when continuity made sense, editors did their jobs and heroes were heroes: Support the reprint lines. The binding is hit or miss, the reproduction is often lousy and there's a good chance the book you most want will be canceled, but it's still a better bet than monthlies.

 on: January 28, 2020, 01:23:48 PM 
Started by Ruby Spears Superman - Last post by Ruby Spears Superman
Like I said, I have no idea if anything will come of this. Yes, DC constantly reboots. And it's unknown if any plans are in the works to do anything with any of these in the future. But fans on other forums seem excited about this and want it to stick around. I'm a regular at CBR and there is a lot of excitement at the idea of the pre-Crisis universe being back. One thing I've noticed in the last decade or so is there seems to be a desire to return to the pre-Crisis continuity just because DC has messed things up so badly and it's seen as simply being more stable than what they have now. And it's not just Superman. Look at what Donna Troy has been through. Or Hawkman. The idea of simply returning everyone to a much simpler time has appeal among modern fans. Nostalgia seems the order of the day. I know that DC continuity changes based on whoever is in charge but this really does seem to have fan support behind it.   

 on: January 27, 2020, 11:55:44 PM 
Started by Ruby Spears Superman - Last post by Great Rao

I am surprised that the perpetual cycle of Crisis on Infinite Earths rehashes still generates interest.

At this point, the only thing that would awaken me from the slumber of hibernation in my Fortress of Solitude would be if they let Elliot S! Maggin write some more Superman comics.

My network of ancient Superman Computers is programmed to alert me if such an event were ever to occur.

In the meantime, I am re-entering my cylinder.


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