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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2005, 02:15:05 PM »

Regarding possible precursors to Lexcorp, I know that in the 2nd Kirk Alyn Superman serial (Atom Man vs. Superman), Luthor was the head of a corporation that handled the affairs of his television station.  The same station that hired Lois Lane as a TV newscaster.  I don't know if the actual name of his business was ever given, though.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2005, 12:11:00 AM »

Quote from: "The Starchild"
[It sounds like it's time for DC to publish expanded and updated editions - ones that include all of Fleisher's material, but add to it, bringing it all the way up to 1986.


It looks like this site is the only place such an updated edition will exist, given the current editorial and corporate emphasis at DC/Warner.

An encyclopedia of DC characters was published last year and it is horrible --inaccurate and based only on material generated for the most part since 1986 (and even here it is inconsistent).  Not to mention that the original took Fleisher 10 years of compiling.

Awhile back (like, 1996) I started taking notes after I read or re-read any post-64 Superman family title, with the idea of updating the encyclopedia.  I would suggest that users of this site do the same and submit the results to Rao --an open-source-style project to rival the Wikipedia.  As has been noted, none of the Superboy, Supergirl, Legion, Lois or Jimmy material was covered in the original edition.  We could overpower the post-Crisis world-view through sheer quantity of information available!  

Any thoughts, Great Rao?
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2005, 02:35:34 AM »

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Any thoughts, Great Rao?

My first thought is that you are an absolute GENIUS.

I have many more thoughts, but they shouldn't take up space in this thread.  We should take it to the new topic area.

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2005, 04:51:28 PM »

Just to close this "Encyclopaedia Updates" thread:

The bad news - there will be no more Encyclopaedia Updates here at Superman Through the Ages!

The good news - that's because we're migrating it to Supermanica, where we hope that it will be expanded and updated through the assistance of a lot of people - maybe even yourself included! Smiley

There have already been quite a few updates there in the last couple of days alone, the latest ones can always be seen at Supermanica's "Recent changes" page.

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