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 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.   

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 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.



 S!


 33 
 on: January 27, 2020, 03:44:20 PM 
Started by Ruby Spears Superman - Last post by nightwing
This is part of a pattern we've seen before with "Crisis," "Zero Hour," "Nu52" and "Rebirth," which gave birth to concepts like "Hypertime", the "Multi-Multiverse" and now "Earth 1985."  The recipe goes like this:

1.  Announce you are restarting DC continuity with a "bold new approach" and that only this new version of the timeline will "count"
2.  Make a hopeless muddle of the new timeline
3.  Declare that this was your intention from the beginning and the latest muddle is just one of many possible universes/timelines
4.  Repeat

Rather than build on what's gone before, DC chooses to keep "reinventing" its core characters with new origins and new continuities every few years until they run out of steam or paint themselves hopelessly into a corner, then they hit "reboot" and congratulate themselves for adding another layer to the "Multiverse of Infinite Misfires." 

Next up, now that the world knows Clark Kent is Superman: another reboot where it doesn't.




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 on: January 25, 2020, 09:05:56 PM 
Started by Ruby Spears Superman - Last post by Great Rao
Sounds interesting, thanks for the update.

Found this on the web.



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 35 
 on: December 31, 2019, 08:39:05 PM 
Started by Ruby Spears Superman - Last post by Ruby Spears Superman
So as of Doomsday Clock #12, all the previous continuities exist again. Including the pre-Crisis Earth 1. Which is now designated Earth 1985. Yep, pre-Crisis Earth is officially back! It is unknown at this time if there are any plans in the works to do anything with this "new" universe but at least now we know that DC hasn't decided to just throw it away.

https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/12/18/watchmen-doomsday-clock-12-rewrites-the-dc-multiverse/

The rules, as I understand them, are this: Every time the DCU "reboots" itself, the previous continuity gets saved as it's own universe. And each universe gets it's own designation. I don't know about anyone else but I consider this a victory!  S!

 36 
 on: August 26, 2019, 01:24:37 PM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by nightwing
Yeah, I guess some of the scanned comics are looking a bit tiny at this point, too.

Nice to see some evidence of activity here, again.  I nearly fell out of my chair here in the JLA satellite when the Fortress of Solitude's motion sensor set off a forgotten indicator light on my board.  I'm picturing you with a long white beard, your footsteps echoing through the halls while in your left hand a staff glows with Kirby Krackle.


 37 
 on: August 23, 2019, 02:22:07 AM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by Great Rao
And  a couple of other new items:








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 38 
 on: August 23, 2019, 01:59:52 AM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by Great Rao
When I started Superman Through the Ages! in the 90s, standard computer screens were 640x480 pixels, and the larger 800x600 were just coming in.

So this:



was considered a large, full screen image.

It's now tiny and illegible.

I doubt I'll be rescanning everying, but I have been doing some minor updating to the site.




This is scanned from a 6-inch wide postcard, hence the fuzziness. (image lives here)

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 39 
 on: August 19, 2019, 03:34:36 PM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by Great Rao
Check out Jim Korkis' new article about the The Lost Fleischer Superman Cartoon at http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/the-lost-fleischer-superman-cartoon/

It describes Joe Shuster's visit to the Fleischer studio where he drew a Superman character sheet for them to use.

The complete comic itself is still available to be read here at http://superman.nu/tales3/cartoonhero/



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 on: August 19, 2019, 03:28:37 PM 
Started by Great Rao - Last post by Great Rao
"The World of Charles Atlas!" has been converted from its ancient 1996 incarnation to a new Wordpress-based site, so it will now responsively work on phones and tablets. Also added some student videos and a section on the 1940 World's Fair.

http://atlasworld.nu

Check out the spiffy new banner.  The globe is the "Unisphere" from the New York City World's Fair:




In only 15 minutes a day, without the use of weights or any exercise equipment, you too can have a body like Charles Atlas!



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