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Offline BentonGrey

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2016, 01:52:48 AM »
Thanks WF!  That was my main goal, though I have to say, it takes some getting used to, seeing the blog this way.

Ha, yeah, I know what you mean about the background, and I'm completely torn on it.  I really like the look of it, but it is super busy.  It's a nice piece of Kirby tech I found last night, and I'm fond of the effect...but is it worth it?  Hmm.

Thanks!  I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it, and I really appreciate the feedback! 

Yeah, the Golden Age stories are, while generally more serious than Silver Age tales, often quite unsophisticated in their own ways.  Read through the decades, you can see the...I don't want to say 'skill level,' because that isn't necessarily the case, but let's say 'styles' change and grow.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2016, 02:29:12 AM »
To some extent, I believe, the target audience for early comics was everybody. That's why most comics were anthology books and had so many varied types of story. It wasn't until after WW II that comics began to be considered children's literature.

Offline BentonGrey

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #32 on: February 08, 2016, 02:32:09 AM »
Right DG.  They had the same market as the pulps, in theory, which was a vast swath of society, from young to old.  In fact, the pulps themselves were quite popular with kids, and quite unpopular with their parents, which led to the creation of less violent, more moral character like Doc Savage.  The original conception of their audience, and that of the comics they spawned, was pretty darn broad.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2016, 05:22:47 AM »
Another week another post!  Join me for the next three issues in March 1970!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/into-the-bronze-age-march-1970-part-3/

Em, thanks for the response!  I hadn't noticed that "noisy halo."  What can/should I do about that?  What do you think of the new background?
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2016, 05:56:33 AM »
On the subject of the over focus on Green Arrow, I have this theory: One day, Julie Schwartz went to lunch with young Denny O'Neil, to ask him about taking over "Justice League of America" since Gardner Fox was leaving.   As they were riding in the cab back to the office, Julie was listening to Denny's ideas, now that he accepted.  Schwartz wondered if he could reign O'Neil in some.  He glanced out the taxi window and saw a sign:



And that was the instruction he gave.
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Offline BentonGrey

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2016, 08:49:43 PM »
Haha, yeah, that's about right.  It seems so fitting now, in retrospect, but this was a really big departure from who the character was in the Golden Age.  It's crazy that it worked as well as it did (though I'm not saying it worked well, exactly).

As for him being a bigger focus in JLA, it really does get on my nerves as I start reading back through.  There's all these other great characters there, many of them without books of their own, and Ollie keeps stealing the spotlight.  At least Aquaman has his own book, for a few more months.
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2016, 10:11:04 PM »
Here we go with another league further in our journey "Into the Bronze Age!"
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/into-the-bronze-age-march-1970-part-4/

(Bonus points if you catch that obscure old-time radio reference!)

This ends March 1970, though I'm afraid we go out with something of a whimper. 
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2016, 12:49:22 AM »
It's been a while, but how about another journey Into the Bronze Age!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/into-the-bronze-age-april-1970-part-2
God Bless
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2016, 01:22:01 PM »
And I'm back on track with this week's Into the Bronze Age:
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/into-the-bronze-age-may-1970-part-1/
God Bless
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2016, 03:45:58 AM »
Howdy guys, I found a little trace of something lost.  Check out the only remaining evidence of the Green Arrow campaign!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/lost-dcug-campaign/
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2016, 03:54:44 AM »
Aw man, a Green Arrow campaign would've been great! Sounds like a fun first mission.

Unfortunately, I discovered your DC mod too late to have anything that you're looking for. :(

Offline BentonGrey

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2017, 02:44:31 AM »
The loss of that content is one of my great modding disappointments. 

Well folks, if anyone happens to be browsing around the Greylands these days, please let me know if you spot any broken links.  I'm trying to tidy things up.  Thanks!

Of course, the site now boasts the finished Marvel Adventures Vol. 2, as well as lots of Into the Bronze Age posts, so if you haven't visited in a while, I've made some changes.  :D
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2017, 03:00:27 AM »
Howdy guys, I found a little trace of something lost.  Check out the only remaining evidence of the Green Arrow campaign!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/lost-dcug-campaign/

Don't know how I missed this one. Do you have an approximate time frame of when this was done?
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2017, 03:23:33 AM »
Hmm...it's all a bit of a blur.  I think it would be around the first release of the mod. 

Urg...I had to go down a very unpleasant rabbit hole to figure out when it was originally released.  Memories!  :wacko:

Anyway, it looks like the version that PROBABLY had this stuff came out some time around January 15 2009.  Either that, or the beta, which was released like a year before that.

Sheesh, this stuff was so long ago!  Maybe one day I'll get back to that sucker...
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2017, 06:03:29 AM »
Sorry Benton, I didn't mean to drudge anything up, I was just trying to figure out if I might have a copy burned to Disk somewhere.  :doh:
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2017, 02:49:23 PM »
Haha!  Ohh man, CB, it isn't your fault!  I didn't have to get sucked in, but I let myself.  It's completely my fault.  Anyway, I mostly just felt relief that all of that is over, and I felt a little grim amusement that, after all of that nonsense, here I am, doing the same kind of stuff I had always done, and everyone's happy about it now.  What a strange world, hmm?
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2017, 03:13:48 AM »
Ohh man...Cyber Burn is the absolute MAN!  He had the original, Beta release of the DCUG, and guess what I found in those files, guys?  I found part of my lost Green Arrow missions, plus a bunch of maps that I thought lost forever!  I still haven't found everything, as this, sadly, didn't include my lost Atom/Hawkman mission and the really cool map that it accompanied, but this is still cause for celebration!  What was lost has been found, and I have the makings of a short Green Arrow campaign now, plus a whole bunch of cool maps to play with!
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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2017, 03:22:24 AM »
The perks of having a collector as a friend :lol:

You rock, Cyber :thumbup:

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Re: The Greylands - Home of the DCUG
« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2017, 04:28:29 AM »
And people make fun of my OCD. Not anymore!!!  :P
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