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Ask the Professor #23 — DC Silver/Bronze Age Crossovers

   In 1994 there was Zero Hour and the Zero Titles In 1985 there was Crisis on Infinite Earths In the 1970’s there was a storyline Crisis in Time [?] that crossed over several titles. I believe that the Green Lantern cover featuring Hal Jordan and Alan Scott were part of this storyline [but, can’t be sure]. I want to say that the above storyline appeared immediately before Jack Kirby went to DC and inked the New Gods, Mister Miracle, and the DNA series. My Question – What was the titling of this 70’s series storyline? And, what were the titles … Continue reading

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Ask the Professor #15 — Current Marvel and DC Continuity

I’ve been out of comics since 2003 and want to get back in.  What major storylines do I need to catch up on in the Marvel/DC universes? nathan  Whooo… OK, Nathan, but be warned: It’s not one long story, but two, since both companies have been pushing company-wide crossovers for the last few years. Let’s start with DC; in the early 00’s, they realized that the 20th anniversary of their second-most-successful Big Event ever, Crisis on Infinite Earths, was approaching, and wanted to do something special to commemorate it. In 2004, the JLA mini-series Identity Crisis kicked things off with … Continue reading

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Ask the Professor #10 — Indicia Blues

The Professor’s been off… um, professing for a few weeks, so a few questions have piled up. Here’s the first one: How do you tell the difference between Superman Batman # 1, 1st Batman print vs 2nd Batman print, both look like the same cover. Both are issue # 1. Thanks The key to most otherwise-indistinguishable printings is the indicia — the small print listing the official title of the comic, the issue number and date, the address of the publisher, and other legally-required information. It used to be easy to find, because it was dependably at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Ask the Professor #8 — Comic and Recording Sets

This came in from Alexander, who has an email address ending in .de, which I’m assuming stands for Germany: Hi I’m looking for ages for a comic that i was reading once and i cant remember the name or publisher. The comic was printed in german and it came with a tape of the story. The comic was about a kind of a magician who used a triangle on his forehaed to fight monster in a dungeon. Thats all i can remember. Hope u can find something. Thanks. Well, Alexander, the history of comic/recording sets is kind of interesting, so … Continue reading

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