Surely there is a need for a Wikipedia article on “Characters That Have Not Yet Been to The Fortress of Solitude.”
It always amused me that, in the old Answer Man columns Bob Rozakis used to do in DC Comics a decade or three back, there would be a non-stop parade of folks asking what their comics were worth, and it seemed like most of the time they were worth about thirty cents to a buck:
Of course, this was a while back, before the comics the readers were most likely to have were given labels like “Bronze Age” and “Copper Age” and priced upward accordingly. But enough questions like this appeared to be submitted that, if memory serves, a separate column was created just to handle the pricing inquiries. I think maybe I once saw a reader ask about a comic that turned about to be, like, five bucks or something.
I like the matter-of-factness response to this next question:
And I like the very specific nature of this next inquiry:
In the, oh, 30+ years since this was asked, has Black Lightning made it to the Fortress? I haven’t the foggiest.
I’m also picturing that this was just one of a series of questions the reader sent in. “Has Firestorm been to the Fortress?” “No.” “How about Animal Man?” “Um, not yet.” “Metamorpho?” “Not sure, really.” “Okay, has Johnny Thunder?” “Oh, from the Justice Society? Lemme check….” “No, I mean Johnny Thunder, the cowboy hero.” “…Don’t you have anyone else you can bother?”
In other news:
- There’s a new Adam Warrock EP for you to download totally for free, and it’s all about Marvel’s mutant superteam X-Factor. Surely you must download this.
- Andrew takes on one of the semi-legendary ’70s Atlas comics in his latest Nobody’s Favorites entry.
- Pal Dorian presents a NSFW-ish Penthouse Comics house ad that’s…well, certainly something.
- Lisa has been on a tear writing about Wonder Woman lately, and she’s had some interesting insights and commentary going on there.