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Author Topic: Interesting Roundtable Discussion on Pre-Crisis Clark with Bates, Maggin, etc.  (Read 9120 times)
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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2006, 11:18:25 PM »

Maybe this is grasping for straws, but one possibility is Billy Batson/Captain Marvel. Note Maggin's specific, unusual wording: "the secret identity of a major character" instead of "a major character." Is it possible the idea was that Captain Marvel is straight, but Billy isn't?

You're certainly tickling  my funnybone there, Julian, because I have always liked the idea that Captain Marvel and Billy should be different people - in fact, I think it's essential to the character(s). However, I think you're letting your imagination run away with you, as indeed was I. A gay Green Lantern isn't so far-fetched, though, after his experiences under Denny O'Neill; I shouldn't be surprised if that's what they had in mind.
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2006, 01:29:41 AM »

Marty's runnin' from the "Master Mesmerizer" like its radioactive...  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2006, 01:59:42 AM »

Great article!

I also liked that they didn't agree on everything.

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« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2006, 02:16:55 AM »

Marty's runnin' from the "Master Mesmerizer" like its radioactive...  Grin

He shouldn't feel so bad... He was hired to write a script, and he wrote it.
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