History Quotes / TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks

30th Dec '17 2:07:58 AM lillolillo
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->''"The Silver Age was when big headed future people went back in time to stop solar-powered flying cars. The time Batman put on multi-colored outfits every other story. And the time Superman got the power to shoot rainbows from his fingers that shot out a miniature version of himself! And yeah! I'm not joking about that last one! [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer That actually happened]]!"''[[note]][[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/npuwcb4ctpijkj559dif.png He's really not]][[/note]]
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''' in one of his many serious recaps of the kind of things that happened during the Silver Age.



-->[[http://bronzeagebabies.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/with-right-mindset-its-lot-of-fun.html Bronze Age Babies Blog]]

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-->[[http://bronzeagebabies.-->-- [[http://bronzeagebabies.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/with-right-mindset-its-lot-of-fun.html Bronze Age Babies Blog]]Blog]]


->“Sorry to be saying this, but what was REALLY right about it? The warm and fuzzy memories? The fact that nothing of much significance ever seemed to happen to the heroes?\\
Was that bygone era REALLY “doing right” by blatantly ignoring the fact that heroism almost ALWAYS involves making hard choices, instead of avoiding them? A crazy quilt funland wherein every day is more like “The Truman Show” than real life?\\
Thanks, but no thanks. You can keep the Super-dog and cat. :)”\\
"Actually, in the Silver Age and the later pre-crisis time, they managed to combine the funland with more serious issues. The imaginary stories in the 60s in particular were very much concerned with sacrifices and hard choices. Yes, they weren’t part of continuity, but that’s because Mort Weisinger and his writers didn’t have the option of resorting to reboots, so they had to have the main characters remain fundamentally unchanged. The stories were written for children, but overall had some deeply resonant themes: sacrifice, love of family, the need to belong.\\
What was right about them? Read Franchise/{{Superman}}’s return to Krypton by Jerry Siegel and Wayne Boring. Read the stories about ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}’s parents in Action 310 or so, read the Virus X story, or the Sally Selwyn stories that another poster mentioned. For all the criticism that those stories take, and the attention lavished on the red Kryptonite stories, or Jimmy Olsen’s disguises, there are a lot of stories that emphasize that heroism involves sacrifice.\\
Later, under Julie Schwartz’s editorship, the stories were written for an older audience, and were more openly about those themes. Elliot Maggin wrote a number of good stories involving Lex Luthor. Cary Bates did also, but with a different approach. Marv Wolfman did an excellent series in Action about what happens when someone trying to do the right thing is misunderstood. (That also had some great art by Gil Kane, by the way.)\\
Nothing wrong with preferring today’s stories — Mr. David in particular has written some great ones, and I’m bummed that his Supergirl series will end soon — but if you’re willing to really look at those old stories there is a lot there, along with the hoaxes and dreams. Just looking at the red kryptonite and the other absurd elements is like just looking at the puns in Mr. David’s work. That’s not the only thing there.\\
I know that not all the stories from that time were great, and I’m certainly not suggesting that all stories should be like that. But there was an awful lot that was done right, and should be recognized and appreciated.\\
End of rant."
-->-- [[https://www.peterdavid.net/2003/02/26/supergirl-79-whadja-think/ Peter David.net]]






20th Dec '17 1:41:24 PM lillolillo
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->''"Apart from the soul-shattering claim of super-kisses, Silver Age Superman's other supposed powers he made up on the spot include:''
-->1. Super-weaving
-->2. Super-ventriloquism
-->3. Super-landscaping
-->4. Super-motherfucking-mathematics
->''It's at this point where any rational human being stands up and calls horseshit, but in the pages of Action Comics, rationality is nothing more than a cheap hooker Superman picked up outside a Costco, raped, beat, and left for dead by the side of the road:''
-->While wearing clown makeup.
-->And singing "Goodbye Horses."
-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''' on Silver Age {{Franchise/Superman}}



Maybe you can take him out of the city in 2 days? Or move at superspeed to catch the helicopter? Maybe pull the fire alarm in the Planet before the crash?

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Maybe you [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} you]] can take him out of the city in 2 days? Or move at superspeed to catch the helicopter? Maybe pull the fire alarm in the Planet before the crash?
28th May '17 2:33:56 AM lillolillo
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->It's just silly Silver Age DC... with the right mindset, it's a lot of fun. With the wrong mindset, it melts your brain.
-->[[http://bronzeagebabies.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/with-right-mindset-its-lot-of-fun.html Bronze Age Babies Blog]]
10th Jan '17 6:26:37 PM Lloigor
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-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''' on Silver Age {{Franchise/Superman}}'''

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-->-- '''''Website/{{Cracked}}''''' on Silver Age {{Franchise/Superman}}'''
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6th Dec '16 9:07:11 AM Tron80
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->"[[CatchPhrase Great Scott!]] Why is [[IntrepidReporter Jimmy]] [[MrExposition stuffing that volcano crater with a battleship?]] [[NarmCharm What on Earth is his]] '''[[NarmCharm huge, twisted turtle-mind]]''' [[NarmCharm up to?]]"
-->-- '''Superman''', in a moment that perfectly encapsulates the Silver Age: [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant monsters]], [[AssPull incomprehensible plots]], and [[SuperDickery dickery]].


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->One thing I love about the Silver Age is that the characters simply roll with the craziness and often devise even crazier schemes to remedy the problem.\\
If Jimmy dies in a Daily Planet helicopter crash then the best way to save him is to get him fired as Planet employee.\\
Really? That's the best plan?\\
Maybe you can take him out of the city in 2 days? Or move at superspeed to catch the helicopter? Maybe pull the fire alarm in the Planet before the crash?
-->--[[http://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/review-supermans-pal-jimmy-olsen-75.html Supergirl Comic Box Commentary: Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #75 review]]
7th Sep '16 11:24:43 AM kkhohoho
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->''"Ah, the revenge of an angry man who unknowingly pimped a shape-shifting alien wizard. Like every element of this story, [[SpaceWhaleAesop it speaks to all of us]], even today…"''
-->--'''[[http://www.the-isb.com/?cat=122 Chris Sims]]''' on ''Power Man and Iron Fist #73''
7th Aug '16 1:46:53 AM BeastC
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->''"The Silver Age was when big headed future people went back in time to stop solar-powered flying cars. The time Batman put on multi-colored outfits every other story. And the time Superman got the power to shoot rainbows from his fingers that shot out a miniature version of himself! And yeah! I'm not joking about that last one! [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer That actually happened]]!"''[[note]][[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/npuwcb4ctpijkj559dif.png He's really not]][[/note]]
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''' in one of his many serious recaps of the kind of things that happened during the Silver Age.
4th Dec '15 9:46:39 AM namingway
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->''"Ah, the revenge of an angry man who unknowingly pimped a shape-shifting alien wizard. Like every element of this story, [[SpaceWhaleAesop it speaks to all of us]], even today…"''
-->--'''[[http://www.the-isb.com/?cat=122 Chris Sims]]''' on ''Power Man and Iron Fist #73''
18th Apr '15 5:09:03 PM GoingBearZeark
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->'''Linkara''': "Sage, we ''we do not talk'' about The Silver Age. We put that all behind us! We put out fingers in our ears, and we [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain pretend it never happened!]] That is the agreement!"
-> '''Bennet the Sage''': "Oh come on, it's hilarious! There's this scene in like Superman 235 where he gets spanked..."
-> '''Linkara''': "YES I KNOW! SUPERMAN WAS SPANKED! SUPERBOY WAS SPANKED! BATMAN WAS SPANKED! '''''EVERYBODY''''' WAS SPANKED IN THE SILVER AGE!"
-->-- ''[[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Comic Conventions]]''

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->'''Linkara''': "Sage, we ''we do not talk'' about The Silver Age. We put that all behind us! We put out fingers in our ears, and we [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain pretend it never happened!]] That is the agreement!"
-> '''Bennet the Sage''': "Oh come on, it's hilarious! There's this scene in like Superman 235 where he gets spanked..."
-> '''Linkara''': "YES I KNOW! SUPERMAN WAS SPANKED! SUPERBOY WAS SPANKED! BATMAN WAS SPANKED! '''''EVERYBODY''''' WAS SPANKED IN THE SILVER AGE!"
-->-- ''[[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Comic Conventions]]''



->"You see, the Silver Age was kind of insane. And no, I don't hate the Silver Age, I'm just sayin' it like it is. ''The Silver Age was frickin' nuts.''"
-->--'''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]'''
19th Dec '14 9:11:58 AM johnnyfog
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->While wearing clown makeup.
->And singing "Goodbye Horses."

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->While -->While wearing clown makeup.
->And -->And singing "Goodbye Horses."
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