Legion of Super-Heroes Futurescope 1 – Adventure #247

Welcome to the Futurescope, where my comic-loving daughter Johanna (16 years old) will be joining me on a re-read of the early day so of the Legion o Super-Heroes, as presented in DC’s handsome archive editions. I don’t know how frequently we’ll be able to get to this, but we’re going to give it a go!

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Weekly Geeky Question #23E: Superheroes with weird powers: The Tournament (Part 5 – Final!)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #23, and for this extended, bonus-length edition of this series, we’re now finishing with the question from last week:

Pick the weirdest powered characters I can think of, rank / seed them and then pit them against each other in a tournament!

Polecat

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Weekly Geeky Question #23D: Superheroes with weird powers: The Tournament (Part 4)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #23, and for this extended, bonus-length edition of this series, we’re still dealing with the question from last week:

Pick the weirdest powered characters I can think of, rank / seed them and then pit them against each other in a tournament!

Rann Antar

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Weekly Geeky Question #23C: Superheroes with weird powers: The Tournament (Part 3)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #23, and for this extended, bonus-length edition of this series, we’re still dealing with the question from last week:

Pick the weirdest powered characters I can think of, rank / seed them and then pit them against each other in a tournament!

Ronn Kar

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Weekly Geeky Question #23B: Superheroes with weird powers: The Tournament (Part 2)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #23, and for this extended, bonus-length edition of this series, we’re still dealing with the question from last week:

Pick the weirdest powered characters I can think of, rank / seed them and then pit them against each other in a tournament!

Plaid Lad

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Weekly Geeky Question #23A: Superheroes with weird powers: The Tournament (Part 1)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #23, and following on last week’s question, we are still dealing with:

Pick the weirdest powered characters I can think of, rank / seed them and then pit them against each other in a tournament!

Arm-Fall-Off Boy

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Weekly Geeky Question #22: Superheroes with weird powers…in a tournament!

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #22, and this week’s question, is…

Pick the weirdest powered characters I can think of, rank / seed them and then pit them against each other in a tournament!

Stone Boy

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Weekly Geeky Question #20: Heroes I like

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #20, and this week’s questions is…

Saturn Girl 2

Who are my five favorite comic book heroes and why?

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What’s Black and White and Read All Over? – DC Showcase Presents Superman vol. 2

Going on to the next step of my examination of DC’s Showcase Presents editions (at least, the ones that I own), we proceed to Showcase Presents Superman, Volume 2 (click here for comments on Volume 1)

As I’ve stated previously, I enjoy these books, partially because I get a certain weird amount of fun out of reading the strange old days of DC’s Silver Age, and because I don’t mind the black and white.  Not only do I find it to be an acceptable trade-off for the ream of comics that I am getting, but also sometimes I find it strangely more rewarding to have to “plow through” the black and white art than to have it all fed to be me in normal color.  It’s almost like it gives the stories a classic feel, even in actuality they are silly and dated.

(Beware: some cheaply done image capturing ahead)

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What’s Black and White and Read All Over? – DC Showcase Presents Superman vol. 1

For a number of years now, DC has been releasing their Showcase Presents line–500+ page soft-covers in glorious black and white, reprinting piles of comics in each volume, mostly from the 50’s and the 60’s, but then also from the 70’s and even the 80’s.  Some of the titles are long running series like Superman or Batman, while others are more obscure stuff  that might be done-in-one, like Bat-Lash or Atomic Knights.  For a continuity-junkie like myself, these books are a goldmine.  Or maybe more accurately, considering the low cover price, a zinc-mine.  The lack of color can be a little off-putting, but overall I find that a small pay-off for the benefit of having so many pages of story and art made available so affordable. Continue reading What’s Black and White and Read All Over? – DC Showcase Presents Superman vol. 1