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  1. With Kirby's Fourth World series (New Gods,...

    With Kirby's Fourth World series (New Gods, Forever People, Mister Miracle), you best bet now is the get the 4 volume set that DC just brought out in paperback. These will give you the COMPLETE Jack...
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    Secret Service?

    Secret Service?
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    Keep in mind these characters are PULP HEROES,...

    Keep in mind these characters are PULP HEROES, not comic book heroes.

    Its not just that some people "live too close to Marvel/DC's eco-system", its that they don't bother to read outside of comic...
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    The original pulp covers never did show the full...

    The original pulp covers never did show the full face mask he wore in the stories.

    Had you bothered to do any research or even read the stories, you'd know.

    Airship 27 made a point of doing the...
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    This is an original pulp hero who came out about...

    This is an original pulp hero who came out about the same time as the Batman. There are differences, the biggest being that people think he's blind, but due to a secret operation, he can see and...
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    that, plus it should be a full face mask. Oh,...

    that, plus it should be a full face mask.

    Oh, well. I recently finished the 2nd of Airship 27's collection of NEW Black Bat stories. Very good. Look forward to the next one. And I look forward...
  7. FWIW- Brain Boy is NOT a Gold Key character. ...

    FWIW- Brain Boy is NOT a Gold Key character.

    He was created for Dell Comics separate from Western, and was published by Dell after the Dell/Western split. (Western then launched Gold Key as their...
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    For a long time, what I heard from people was...

    For a long time, what I heard from people was that the Mickey Dailies had the storylines, but that the Sundays were only gag strips.

    But, when I went thru my various MM reprint materials, I found...
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    Actually, the comic strip with the highest level...

    Actually, the comic strip with the highest level of continuity is probably Gasoline Alley. You can read the original strips in the collections by Drawn and Quarterly, and IDW is starting collections...
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    During the Golden Age of Comics, continuity was...

    During the Golden Age of Comics, continuity was rare, but did exist.

    Mention was made of the Human Torch/Submariner battles.

    Before that Bill Everett had continuing stories with his earlier...
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    Puhleeze. You're buying into the cr*p that...

    Puhleeze.

    You're buying into the cr*p that Azzarello was trying to shovel.

    While there are a lot of older fans, most are NOT of advanced age and dying off. A lot of pulp fans got into the...
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    Norvell Page starting writing the Spider with #3....

    Norvell Page starting writing the Spider with #3. The first 2 were written by RTM Scott, were the Spider was more of the 'gentlemen detective' type.

    As I seem to recall (been awhile since I read...
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    This story was serialized over 3-4 issues of DHP....

    This story was serialized over 3-4 issues of DHP.

    I basically say it as a setup for the full-length mini series, so expected a lot of stuff would NOT be explained. It was not uncommon for some...
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    Don't know about my Dad. I know he enjoyed...

    Don't know about my Dad. I know he enjoyed reading Prince Valiant as a kid, and I loaned him my old FBI collections.

    My Mom I know is a fan of Little Lulu. She read them as a kid, and I've been...
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    Not really. There was a storyline toward the...

    Not really.

    There was a storyline toward the end of the Captain Victory series that seemed a possible wrap up of the 4th World. Captain Victory is the grandson of the Blackmass, a sort-of...
  16. Puh-lease. Dynamite has shown with the Shadow,...

    Puh-lease.

    Dynamite has shown with the Shadow, the Spider, and now with the upcoming Black Bat, that they don't quite get these characters. Not as badly as DC didn't get them, but still.

    We...
  17. Thread: Masks, #2

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    Yes, but its a little more complex then that. ...

    Yes, but its a little more complex then that.

    While Argosy Communications (which is the company that obtained the rights to all the Popular Publications stuff several years back) controls and...
  18. yeah, that's considered by most to be a psychic...

    yeah, that's considered by most to be a psychic power.

    He had no such thing in the pulps. That stuff was added to the radio version. Ennis has that, plus the nonsense of being able to see into a...
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    As I understand it, they aren't using the pulp...

    As I understand it, they aren't using the pulp Green Lama (which is still owned by the estate of Ken Crossen), but the comic book version of him (which where created and written by Crossen, but is...
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    The Black Bat is public domain. This is how it...

    The Black Bat is public domain.

    This is how it is that several writers and publishers can put out Black Bat stories.

    But I find it interesting that the writers creating new prose Black Bat...
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    For those that care: Altus Press's books ...

    For those that care:

    Altus Press's books

    Black Bat Omnibus v1 (first 3 stories, and v2 is promised for next year): ...
  22. Well, its the typical style of "needing" to make...

    Well, its the typical style of "needing" to make the hero vulnerable, so they've show issues with his 'psychic powers' in the recent couple of issues. (which is nonsense, as he doesn't have psychic...
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    SIGH! When will these people get it that we...

    SIGH!

    When will these people get it that we don't want their take on these characters. We don't want the "Dynamite Black Bat" or the "Moonstone Black Bat", but the original character. If you...
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    Why? Barks Ducks and Gottfredson Mickeys are...

    Why?

    Barks Ducks and Gottfredson Mickeys are the best of the best when it comes to Disney.

    I've been trying to do some decent reviews on Amazon to touch on what's in these collections.
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    For those wanting to learn more about these...

    For those wanting to learn more about these classical pulp characters, there is a great set of youTube videos by MARDL that touch on them:

    #1 Shadow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHsOm0Xs7M8...
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