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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2003, 09:09:49 AM »

Concerning The Super-Key to Fort Superman....

http://superman.nu/tales2/key/?page=1

....from Action Comics No. 241 (1958) by Jerry Coleman and Wayne Boring:

1. I've seen it written that this is considered by some to be the first "Silver Age" story. An article on this website seems to suggest this story is pre-Silver Age. Maybe those of you who have reasonably complete Action Comics collections can shed some light on this for me.

2. What's the exact date Weisinger took sole charge over all the Superman comic books? (I am assuming that the "Super-Key" story was edited by Weisinger.)

I know the issue of "Ages" of Superman is contentious, and I don't want to get into that argument here -- there's another thread on this board for that.

Is there too much significance given to the "Super-Key" story? This is obviously the first appearance of the Fortress of Solitude...?
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2003, 10:25:42 PM »

Whilst "Red and Blue" was one of the all time Silver age greats albeit an imaginary story, my personal fave (not a dream, hoax or imaginary story)
was "The Last Days of Superman" circa early 60s with beautiful Swan/Klein illos and a heart pounding storyline where Superman is convinced that he's been exposed to Virus X and dying slowly whilst the super comrades attempt to carry out his last requests.

Pretty hard not to break down while reading this classic! :shock:

Not going to say more as I dont want to spoil the ending for those who haven't read it.

If it hasnt been reprinted. maybe Great Rao willing, it can appear here.
(Me got copy but no scanner)
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2003, 11:57:11 PM »

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Whilst "Red and Blue" was one of the all time Silver age greats albeit an imaginary story, my personal fave (not a dream, hoax or imaginary story)
was "The Last Days of Superman" circa early 60s with beautiful Swan/Klein illos and a heart pounding storyline where Superman is convinced that he's been exposed to Virus X and dying slowly whilst the super comrades attempt to carry out his last requests.



That story appeared in Superman in the 60's TPB. Which you should be able to buy at any bookstore and comic book shop.

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« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2003, 12:38:47 AM »

Nice.  Thanks for the update.  Now I can reseal my original comic in bat guano. :wink:

Me?  I like to read mine  and boy are they dog eared!  Maybe they;re Krypto eared actually... :wink:
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2003, 01:11:36 AM »

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Me? I like to read mine and boy are they dog eared! Maybe they;re Krypto eared actually...  :wink:


Me too. I didn't have a clue about "preserving" comic books. Of course I took all proper care when handling them, but basically I just read them to death. The most polite thing you could say about my old collection is that it's "well-loved".
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2003, 02:06:42 AM »

Yup me too - whats left of them after variosu fire sales, girl friends etc

Some have survived thru the ages for various reasons and "The Last Days of Superman" is absolutely one of them!
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2003, 06:58:28 AM »

The only flaws I could find in that story was that Superman red was Kal-el and married to lois while Blue was Clark and married to Lana, though it would probably be because of balancing out instead of the more preferable personalities taking one side, it's still sad Sad. I can identify superman more with the color Blue than the red so I would like this dude to be the one that gets lois, be Clark, and live on earth. Let's not forget the term "Lois and Clark" almost like "Romeo and Juliet" it was harmony, they were a team, but here Kal ends up with Lois, and Clark with Lana.
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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2003, 11:29:43 PM »

>>ZEE-ZEE-ZEE<< I just wanted to alert everyone that there's a new "lost annual" of MORE SECRET ORIGINS, which includes the first Jimmy Olsen/Robin Team story from World's Finest, by Edmond Hamilton, Curt Swan, and George Klein.  Plus a whole host of sixties faves.

A very spiffy read.
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