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Two Staple Gold: The Flash #163

Two Staple Gold: The Flash #163

  "I like weird and wacky!" No, this isn't the password to get into the fetish club downtown. Ahem... I think. Rather, It's a statement that tends to be uttered at least once by every fan of the Silver Age. It's also remarkably true. The majority of stories...

Two Staple Gold: Showcase #55

Two Staple Gold: Showcase #55

Solomon Grundy born on a Monday, died on a Saturday. Every article written about him starts with the nursery rhyme. It's officially part of his origin and immediately recognized by fans. That's all fine and dandy but I prefer to think of him as the villain who made...

Two Staple Gold: House of Mystery #148

Two Staple Gold: House of Mystery #148

  House of Mystery has long been associated with horror but it actually featured superhero stories from #143- #173. Martian Manhunter aka J'onn J'onzz was the main attraction for the majority of that span. He's always confused me a little. Not the character...

Two Staple Gold: Metamorpho #4

Two Staple Gold: Metamorpho #4

  While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a cover grabs me. It's so enticing that I can't resist getting a little giddy to see what's inside. Metamorpho #4 dated Jan-Feb. 1966 is exactly what the Doctor ordered. It's colorful, action packed and takes you on an...

A path to Geekdom through my Grandfather

A path to Geekdom through my Grandfather

My Grandfather: Dwight Lane Alexander who I lost this past New Years Eve has influenced me in a number of ways spiritually, morally, even up to the sport teams I pull for. However one of his major influences was the passion for geek properties that he shared with me...

Storytelling Old School Style – “Bombshells #1” (Review)

Storytelling Old School Style – “Bombshells #1” (Review)

Bombshells #1 DC Writer: Marguerite Bennett Art: Marguerite Sauvage Let me start off by saying that I really like the format of DC’s new throwback title, Bombshells. Three stories centered on alternative takes on some of DC’s brightest female heroes. It’s a good...

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