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#1 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

I am really excited for Flash Season 2, for Jay Garrick showing up and now for Jesse Quick. I've been reading comics since the 6th grade and ever since I started I keep digging and digging into the history of the characters, both from the fictional side of things and the people who created them.

That's how I became friends with Len Strazewski when I first enrolled at Columbia College Chicago. Now when I mention Len, I can hopefully assume many of the fine members of this site will remember him from the 90's and the good work he did at many companies including DC Comics. Fun fact, Len helped co-create the character of Jesse Quick (she first appeared in the JSA series from 1991-1993 that helped lead the team into its somewhat destruction during "Zero Hour"). The reason I name-drop Len is because he is a professor at Columbia College and a good friend and all around awesome guy to talk comics with.

Earlier today I was downtown hanging out with Len, catching up and I asked him what he thought about the casting of Violett as Jesse. His response was and I quote "I think she'll do good. She's not blonde but hey neither is Grant Gustin and he does a great job as Barry."

If Len likes her, that's good enough for me. Bring on Season 2!!!!

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#2 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

What happened to those challenge things us users could do to earn extra points? You know, where there would be lists of certain things we had to traverse the site to find, like Bat family members, certain patriotic characters etc. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?

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#3 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

I am so looking forward to the latest 'Shadow' and 'Green Hornet' issues. And that first 'Shadow' cover, that is awesome! That thing looks like it belongs on a pulp novel!

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#4 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Good stuff bringing in Wonder Woman's most notable foe. Even better, the Man of Steel isn't a match for her. Who gets to feel the bite of the Cheetah next? I can't wait!

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#5 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man you are absolutely right, I forgot to add that in there. And it's sad but true, comics these days, they aren't really for kids anymore, not like the way they used to be. The sad fact is, nothing is really for kid's anymore. Cartoons, they aren't wholesome, funny fun loving things, they are just mindless and pointless and just plain silly. Gimmie the good old days, with the Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Flintstones and Yogi Bear or Johnny Quest. No wait, strike that, Young Justice is a excellent series. Not throwing that one under the bus.

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#6 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Scarlet, I respect your answer, but the thing is, without new material coming out for these characters, not just Peanuts, but Batman, Spider-Man, everything out there right now, interest would die eventually, and the only people who would ever read or watch cartoons like the Peanuts specials or read comics and comic books anymore, are adults. The children of the future, they would have no deep interest, not the way we do. They'd have no connection to the characters, no reason to want to read and watch and take an interest in any of this. If there should be an end, it would mean an end to everything. Let's look at Batman for example. Should the comic's have finally ended when Jerry Robinson, the last member of the original trio that worked on Batman in the Golden Age died last December? This would mean no more Batman cartoons, no more Batman movies or video games or comic books. The Dark Knight's career would have been done and over with, and we wouldn't even be getting the Joker's return right now. He would have just got his face cut off by the Dollmaker near the end of Detective #1 last year, and that would be the end of it. But with regards to Peanuts, I totally understand where you are coming from. Without Schulz being the creative mind behind it, it's just not the same, it doesn't really stick the way it should. And still, I hope someday, because material like this keeps a generated interest in timeless characters like Charlie Brown and his friends alive, I can sit down with my future five year old (the age when I first saw 'A Charlie Brown Christmas') and pop in a dvd of that timeless Christmas special, and show him or her stuff that mattered to me when I was a kid. And hopefully, at the end, they will want to see more, and read more and know more. So in closing I have this to say, without more new coming, the future will have no interest in the past, and all that is culturally deep and significant like the Peanuts Gang, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Star Wars etc. would just fad away.

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#7 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a fantastic cover! What lines, what colors, what epicness!!

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#8 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder where I can grab a copy of this book? Amazon perhaps?

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#9 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

As a life long fan of Green Hornet, I can't wait for this comic! Waid and Ross back together, booyah to the power team! Golden Age awesomeness!!

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#10 Posted by MysteryMan38 (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Haha awesome! I love it when you pose the figure differently. Makes things so much more fun.

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