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Offline HarryTrotter

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2016, 05:13:47 AM »
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2016, 01:34:51 AM »
Hah!  Well, that newer story looks rather lame, but brain damage would explain a great deal of Hal's characterization for those 'Hard Traveling Heroes' stories.  :D
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2016, 04:00:34 AM »
Ah,the miracle of retcons. :)
Still kinda suprising the story gets referenced and parodied so much.
And keep up the good work Benton.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2016, 04:04:58 AM »
Thanks Spade!  I'm working on the next one.  We've had a very busy week, but it is almost done.  I'm hoping to get it up tomorrow.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2016, 03:53:57 AM »
Sheesh!  I've finally got another edition of Into the Bronze Age published.  This thing has sat around half finished almost as long as some of my mods!  Join me for another adventure with Bronze Age comics as we start on July 1970.  :D
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/into-the-bronze-age-july-1970-part-1/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2016, 03:50:12 AM »
Hey, happy Labor Day!  Have a new Into the Bronze Age post!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/into-the-bronze-age-july-1970-part-2/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #66 on: September 06, 2016, 05:50:17 AM »
There was a villain called Stalker in Batman Beyond.He looked nothing like the one here,but he had the same Big Game Hunter gimmick.I guess this is where they got the inspiration from.
About GL/GA,I think worst is yet to come.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #67 on: September 06, 2016, 03:52:53 PM »
Yeah, the Spiro Agnew/Richard Nixon issue.

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #68 on: September 09, 2016, 07:13:47 PM »
Haha, don't tell me that!  :P

Well, I come bearing the final installment of July 1970!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/into-the-bronze-age-july-1970-part-3/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #69 on: September 09, 2016, 07:48:44 PM »
April/May 1971 is just around the corner. 

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2016, 03:58:36 PM »
Thanks for another enjoyable read, Benton. And more specifically, thanks for reading this Superman issue so we don't have to! ;)

Looking forward to seeing your review of the King's 4th World.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #71 on: September 11, 2016, 10:07:57 PM »
Thanks guys!  I'm very glad that y'all are enjoying these.  That's encouraging. 

Ha!  Epimethee, that cracked me up.  Haha, I'm happy to be providing a public service.  'I'm suffering so you don't have to!'

The very first comic for August has a Super Sons story in it.  Sheesh!
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2016, 03:55:23 AM »
Well, that Super Sons story wasn't as bad as I expected, but either way there was a great Aquaman issue to cushion the blow!  Welcome to another edition of Into the Bronze Age!:
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/into-the-bronze-age-august-1970-part-1/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2016, 06:01:58 PM »
Just an idea,I found thats its always worth checking out the letter pages of older comics.There is always something weird there.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #74 on: September 16, 2016, 08:42:06 PM »
I remember thinking that Aquaman would eventually head back to the microverse and save the woman he had befriended, and figuring that Tatsida would show up in Deadman's afterlife again. So far as I know, neither ever happened. Like the Follower Deadman got from The Forever people, and the time Deadman inhabited the body of Bruce Wayne's foster brother or whatever.

If I can remember these things, why can't they?

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #75 on: September 17, 2016, 12:39:07 AM »
Haha, well, you're actually half right, DG.  I won't spoil it, but one of those things DOES get followed up on.

And yeah, they left a LOT of pitches un-hit in this era.

Spade, yeah, you're certainly right.  I came across a letter from a black fan in the GL book a good while back (late 60s, I think), talking about how much it meant for him to see, not a black superhero, not a black supporting character, but just a black face in a crowd shot.  That really struck me.  That's the kind of thing that hadn't really been visible to me, because I don't have that perspective.  How cool was that?
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #76 on: September 17, 2016, 04:50:33 AM »
From mothers writing for their kids to letters from American serviceman in Germany.To some you would swear were writen by young Dan DiDio.And others who are all too modern.As in somebody complains about something.There is always something on the letter page.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #77 on: September 17, 2016, 04:34:53 PM »
From mothers writing for their kids to letters from American serviceman in Germany.To some you would swear were writen by young Dan DiDio.And others who are all too modern.As in somebody complains about something.There is always something on the letter page.

It's funny to look back and see familiar names.

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #78 on: September 17, 2016, 09:02:02 PM »
Well Spade, we've actually got some interesting letter stuff going on in this edition.  Funny, that.

Yep, here is another iteration of Into the Bronze Age, featuring one of my favorite issues so far!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/09/17/into-the-bronze-age-august-1970-part-2/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2016, 03:55:50 PM »
Batman #224 was one of my first Batman comics. That creepy Moloch scared the bejesus out of me as a kid! I love the idea that Batman would drop everything and haul halfway across the country to solve Blind Buddy's murder, just because he's a fan. Irv Novick's art could be hit-or-miss, but he was really on his game this issue.

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2016, 04:59:33 PM »
Looks like it's Aqua-August for the Headblow Counter! :lol:

Great reviews as usual, Benton! That Super Sons story is really sad when you think about it. Wow. Just, wow.

And I think the fact that Batman is a Jazz fan is brought up again in the 90's/early 2000's at some point. It's the comic where he says he hates Rock n' Roll. Yaaay continuity! :P

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« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2016, 05:25:39 PM »
^Batman Fortunate Son IIRC.
Punk is the rage of the beast,or something like that.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2016, 05:34:13 PM »
Yeah! That was it! :lol:

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #83 on: September 20, 2016, 10:56:24 PM »
Thanks for the kind words and interest guys!  I've got another commentary up on the next two issues, including a return of Man-Bat!

https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/into-the-bronze-age-august-1970-part-3/

Batman #224 was one of my first Batman comics. That creepy Moloch scared the bejesus out of me as a kid! I love the idea that Batman would drop everything and haul halfway across the country to solve Blind Buddy's murder, just because he's a fan. Irv Novick's art could be hit-or-miss, but he was really on his game this issue.

How cool JKC!  Yeah, Moloch is a bit creepy, especially if you're used to the tamer fare in some of the other books. 

I suppose, if you've got the ability, why wouldn't you do something about someone murdering one of your idols?  Agreed about Novick. 

Looks like it's Aqua-August for the Headblow Counter! :lol:

Great reviews as usual, Benton! That Super Sons story is really sad when you think about it. Wow. Just, wow.

And I think the fact that Batman is a Jazz fan is brought up again in the 90's/early 2000's at some point. It's the comic where he says he hates Rock n' Roll. Yaaay continuity! :P

Hah, yeah, poor Super-Schlub just wants his Dad to be proud of him.  It'd be pretty darn sad if it weren't so goofy!

Hey, how cool!  I hadn't ever heard that.  That makes me like that touch better.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #84 on: September 20, 2016, 11:01:55 PM »
If nothing else, there's a Batman miniseries titled "Batman:Jazz" that ran in 1995 and features Batman walking into a Jazz club in full Batman garb.

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« Reply #85 on: September 20, 2016, 11:09:16 PM »
Ha, crazy!  I never knew any of that.  Also, that sounds like a weird story from what I found about it.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #86 on: September 21, 2016, 01:24:40 AM »
It is absolutely insane. It's part of a pair of music based Batman comics (Spyder mentioned the rock one before) which were both written/co-written by Gerard Jones... and they are BAAAD. The rock one (Batman:Fortunate Son) in particular is notorious for some truly awful dialogue ("Punk is nothing but death, crime, and the RAGE of the beast!") not to mention the absolutely asinine plot points that A. Bruce's parents criticized Rock and Roll the night they died, and B. That Batman, during the case, goes from knowing nothing about rock and roll to having learned every piece of information about Rock and Roll's entire history in the space of a few hours.

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« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2016, 01:49:46 AM »
It is absolutely insane. It's part of a pair of music based Batman comics (Spyder mentioned the rock one before) which were both written/co-written by Gerard Jones... and they are BAAAD. The rock one (Batman:Fortunate Son) in particular is notorious for some truly awful dialogue ("Punk is nothing but death, crime, and the RAGE of the beast!") not to mention the absolutely asinine plot points that A. Bruce's parents criticized Rock and Roll the night they died, and B. That Batman, during the case, goes from knowing nothing about rock and roll to having learned every piece of information about Rock and Roll's entire history in the space of a few hours.

Of course, he is The G.D. Batman.

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2016, 02:44:51 AM »
 :doh:

Wow...that's bad.  That's extremely bad.

Hey, by the way, what do y'all think about Aquaman's moral choice in this month's issue?  I'm curious how other folks view it.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2016, 03:25:05 AM »
:doh:

Wow...that's bad.  That's extremely bad.

If you want to see just how bad they are, head over to Atop the Fourth Wall. It's an internet review show that covers (mostly) bad comics in hilarious fashion, and both of those Batman comics got their due. Here's a link to one of them if you're interested:

http://atopthefourthwall.com/batman-fortunate-son/
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