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Offline BentonGrey

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #390 on: October 02, 2017, 03:09:15 PM »
And on another note, here is the newest Bronze Age post:
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2017/10/02/into-the-bronze-age-june-1971-part-4/

We've got some really good comics in this batch!
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #391 on: October 02, 2017, 10:38:19 PM »
That was one of my favorite World of Krypton stories. I've often thought that at least one of the two protagonists was from Daxam, and much of the story hints that Krypton was some kind of artificial planet.

It has also been done before, including an episode of Twilight Zone. But it is still a good story.

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #392 on: October 02, 2017, 10:53:11 PM »
Gray Morrow drew the first Man-Thing story in Savage Tales. He later did paintings for SF book covers, including a lot of Perry Rodan covers (and Swampy makes a cameo on one). He had already done some great stuff for Warren, did the comic adaptations for Supergirl and Sheena (but don't hold that against him), a series called The Edge of Chaos which I enjoyed, and did the Sunday Tarzan strips that Go comics is reprinting.

He also did work on the original Saturday morning Spider-Man cartoon.

This is just a little of what the man did.

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #393 on: October 09, 2017, 04:14:20 AM »
Interesting theory, DG! 

Yeah, the basic setup has been done several times, but a stock plot isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Cool, I have heard his name, but I don't know a ton about him.  Thanks!

Well gents, here is the final post for June 1971, and it involves an Aquaman story!  Yay!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/into-the-bronze-age-june-1971-part-5/
« Last Edit: October 16, 2017, 12:20:10 AM by BentonGrey »
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #394 on: October 13, 2017, 06:55:12 PM »
At least thee resolution to the whole Dolphin-men thing is pretty original.
Also,Superman styles himself after Fred from Scooby Doo?  :)
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #395 on: October 17, 2017, 03:52:39 PM »
Yeah, you've got a lot of options when you're Superman.  ^_^

Apparently Fred was a fashion icon in the 70s.  There are ascots EVERYWHERE!  :P

Howdy folks, and welcome to another month of Bronze Age goodness!:
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/into-the-bronze-age-july-1971-part-1/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #396 on: October 17, 2017, 04:08:41 PM »
Your not covering House of Secrets #92? :o
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #397 on: October 17, 2017, 08:14:14 PM »
I can see why he wouldn't; it isn't really Swamp Thing's origin, although it was worked into the backstory of the continuing series. Maybe he'll touch upon it when he gets to Oct/Nov 1972...

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« Reply #398 on: October 17, 2017, 08:26:43 PM »
Okay,its not THE Swamp Thing,but I think its still interesting from a historical perspective.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #399 on: October 17, 2017, 11:57:46 PM »
Interesting points, guys.  To be honest, I forgot about that landmark issue.  I'll have to think about whether or not to cover it.  I'm inclined not to since it is outside of my purview, but maybe I'll do it as a Halloween special.  Hmm!
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #400 on: October 18, 2017, 02:38:27 AM »
 :)

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #401 on: October 18, 2017, 04:40:36 AM »
Interesting points, guys.  To be honest, I forgot about that landmark issue.  I'll have to think about whether or not to cover it.  I'm inclined not to since it is outside of my purview, but maybe I'll do it as a Halloween special.  Hmm!

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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #402 on: October 18, 2017, 11:18:16 AM »
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #403 on: October 21, 2017, 09:42:07 PM »
Haha, well, I'll definitely think about it!  :lol:

In the interim, here is another Bronze Age post to tide you over!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/into-the-bronze-age-july-1971-part-2/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #404 on: October 25, 2017, 02:50:08 AM »
And another!  This one includes an issue of Green Lantern that I actually enjoyed!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/into-the-bronze-age-july-1971-part-3/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #405 on: October 26, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Im sure the fact they are all wearing the same pin doesnt mean they are mindcontrolled...yep,they are.
Predictable,but okay.At least nobody makes a speech.
Giffen will later give us Scarlet Skier,which IMO worked better. :D
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #406 on: October 29, 2017, 07:37:12 PM »
HT, ha, I hadn't ever heard of the Scarlet Skier.  That's funny! 

The story being predictable is less of an issue given how obviously satirical it is, so I'm willing to give that a bit of a pass.  As you said, nobody makes a speech...or compares anyone else to Hitler, so I'm calling it good.

Well folks, I've got another post for you, as well as a hint about something special in the wings!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/into-the-bronze-age-july-1971-part-4/
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #407 on: October 30, 2017, 08:52:25 AM »
I guess we see a prototype of Superman revenge squad.
About that Swamp Thing story;fun fact,Len Wein and Berni Wrightson later redid it in Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #15: Squish Thing.
They were cool like that. :)
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #408 on: October 30, 2017, 10:00:06 PM »
Actually, it looks like the Revenge Squad far predates these jokers.  I didn't realize that, but apparently they're solidly Silver Age.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superman_Revenge_Squad
At least those guys were generally more than just common gangsters!

I hadn't seen that, HT!  I'll have to keep an eye out for it.  They've been running the various Simpsons' Halloween episodes nonstop lately.  Maybe I'll catch it.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #409 on: October 31, 2017, 06:07:40 AM »
Weird,I thought that was a Triangle era thing.
I meant the Treehouse comic.I actually have that issue.Somewhere.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #410 on: October 31, 2017, 12:54:17 PM »
Haha, how cool!
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #411 on: November 01, 2017, 06:45:56 AM »
As promised, guys, a Halloween special!
https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/into-the-bronze-age-july-1971-special-edition/

Happy Halloween, all!
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #412 on: November 10, 2017, 03:39:25 PM »
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #413 on: November 10, 2017, 05:03:40 PM »
How oddly Silver age-ish.But this is the guy who started the Silver age,so...
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #414 on: November 10, 2017, 11:55:13 PM »
Haha, yeah, both of those stories were pretty nuts, but the weirdness with Don Rickles is in a whole new league.
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #415 on: November 11, 2017, 12:58:38 AM »
Another reason I've avoided DC: they incorporated Don Rickles - an unfunny, hate spewing, "truthfully and honestly insult someone and abuse the shield of doing it comedically" style comedian that was a hanger on to the Rat Pack - into their universe...
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Re: Into the Bronze Age
« Reply #416 on: November 11, 2017, 01:15:09 AM »
I was reading them as they came out, and I thought Don kind of killed the action.
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« Reply #417 on: November 11, 2017, 03:01:49 AM »
I've never been a big fan of his either, DJ.

DG, he certainly does.  He sucks up time and energy that should have been devoted to the vastly more interesting plot that Kirby was actually developing.  The whole angle of Edge's connection to Intergang and Jimmy actually being involved in figuring that out is worth something.  Without Rickles, he might have even had space for the Legion to do something.
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« Reply #418 on: November 11, 2017, 06:35:33 AM »
Haha, yeah, both of those stories were pretty nuts, but the weirdness with Don Rickles is in a whole new league.
Honestly,I had to wiki the guy.Meaning this aged worst then parts of Bloom County.Or at least equaly so.
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