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« on: September 25, 2005, 04:18:10 AM »

Not strictly a "Superman" comic, but it is related:



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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2005, 06:57:23 AM »

Now there is something I thought I would never see here, I am always pleasantly surprise by all the new additions to the site.
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2005, 06:46:05 PM »

Fan friggin' tastic! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005, 07:58:26 PM »

Awesome addition! It's kinda Supermanish - the Newsboy Legion played a big role in, for instance, the Jack Kirby JIMMY OLSENs, and that's a good enough excuse for me.

One game I like to play when entertaining myself with things that Jack Kirby's worked on, is to "spot the self-insertion." That is, in most team groups that he created, Kirby had one character that was someone that was clearly him. The obvious case is the Thing in FANTASTIC FOUR and Scrapper in Newsboy Legion.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2005, 09:31:06 PM »

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That is, in most team groups that he created, Kirby had one character that was someone that was clearly him. The obvious case is the Thing in FANTASTIC FOUR and Scrapper in Newsboy Legion.

Extending the Newsboy Legion/FF comparison, if Scrapper is The Thing, that means that Big Words is Mr. Fantastic, leaving Gabby to be Johnny Storm and Tommy to be Sue.

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 06:30:25 PM »

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One game I like to play when entertaining myself with things that Jack Kirby's worked on, is to "spot the self-insertion." That is, in most team groups that he created, Kirby had one character that was someone that was clearly him. The obvious case is the Thing in FANTASTIC FOUR and Scrapper in Newsboy Legion.


And Rocky Davis in Challengers of the Unknown. Actually, there's a pretty good one-to-one correspondence between the leads in CotU and FF, with Sue Richards being the obvious exception.
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005, 07:57:26 PM »

I just love how the Newboy Legion are described "the toughest kids on Suicide Slum", considering as how they're all no older than 12, and no bigger than 3'.
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2005, 05:52:25 AM »

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I just love how the Newboy Legion are described "the toughest kids on Suicide Slum", considering as how they're all no older than 12, and no bigger than 3'.


More Kirby self-insertion, I'd say!

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