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Silver Age Covers?
ZananIV at 5:38PM, July 7, 2010
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Anyone ever visit Superdickery.com? As it turns out, Silver Age DC was loaded with zany plots about how Batman got turned into a baby, Superman became a witch doctor and made Jimmy marry an ape, and the like.

So I'm thinking, why don't we pay homage to that era? Perhaps we could make a few insane Silver Age covers as:

A) A funny aside that we post between issues.

or

B) As part of a particularly wacky storyline.

I would, of course, be willing to think up some covers and help out with this.

So, if there's space and people are willing to do it, I think it could be cool.

Agree/Disagree/ Not interesting enough? / A little too comedic?
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sux at 9:58PM, July 7, 2010
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I like the idea, I have been wanting to do some homages to stuff like that for myself. I think it would be awesome to see everyone in Silver Age style outfits :D
I like my horror films like I love my burgers…Full of Cheese!!

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Sebastian_Sandberg at 6:27AM, July 8, 2010
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As a lover of the Silver Age, even if it was weird sometimes, I wholeheartedly support the idea.
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Abt_Nihil at 11:09AM, July 8, 2010
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Great idea! I might be tempted to do one if someone comes up with a great concept for Bombshell :P
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AzuJOD at 8:41PM, July 8, 2010
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This is a pretty cool idea!

For the record, this is my favourite Silver Age cover:



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sux at 8:56PM, July 8, 2010
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AzuJOD
This is a pretty cool idea!

For the record, this is my favourite Silver Age cover:





You and I got the same taste in favorites XD
I like my horror films like I love my burgers…Full of Cheese!!

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ZananIV at 10:27PM, July 10, 2010
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Here's a couple of ideas. Feel free to discard any of the “60s” designs. These are just rough ideas.

1)

Giant Sized Titan #1: The Coming of Cronostina!: Titan and a red-colored Titan-lookalike who wears a green domino mask stand atop the Earth(The Continents on that Earth are, of course, labeled). As Titan struggles to lift Africa, the Titan-lookalike wields the Americas as if it were a double-edged sword. Central America serves as her blade's hilt. This comic is dated “April 1975”

Cronostina (Thinking):
Now that I've used my Time Remote to accelerate her pituitary growth, my clone and I can fight on equal terms!

Titan:
I can't give up! I have to stop her! She's a HUGE THREAT to Freedom! And she looks just like me!

The bottom right portion of the cover advertises other stories contained within the book. The top of the column reads “Plus: Three MORE Rip-Roaring, Time-Tearing Adventures!. The three stories are ”The Folly of The Ferryman“, ”Titan, A PRINCE CHARMING?“ and ”It Ain't Easy Bein' Green“

2)

Bombshell, Damsel of Distress # 35: Cover date June 1967. Bombshell stands atop a Soviet Tank in the midst of a snowfield. Though she tries to stop it with her other arm, Bombshell's NEW, RED ARM (with the hammer and sickle painted on it in yellow), fires an electrical current from each fingertip. These currents are electrifying the 60s versions of Shell, Rellik, Vora, Titan, Blue Jay, Comet Kid, and Azumorph. 60s Shell wears a clunky suit of Aluminum with Atari-2600 style dials on the side. 60s Rellik wears a suit of black Knight armor and giant, red-tinted sunglasses. 60s Vora looks the same, aside from her now using a bent, flexible wrench as a hairband and her wearing sandals. 60s Titan wears a black-and-white striped version of her current outfit with a clock insignia on her chest. 60s Blue Jay's cape is yellow, and he wears an outfit with a plunging neckline. 60s Comet Kid wears a mask and a torn cape, both with a ”flame" pattern on them. In addition, his hair is pulled back into a ponytail. 60s Azumorph has a giant blue Afro.

CAPTION:
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS AN INNOCENT UPGRADE. SHE THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP! SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT:

TITLE:
YOU'RE DEAD (IF YOU BUY RED)!

Bombshell's Arm:
FOR THE MOTHERLAND!

Bombshell:
No, I can't stop this RED MENACE! WHAT HAVE I DONE?

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sux at 7:23AM, July 11, 2010
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I like both of the ideas :P seeing Azumorph in a afro would be awesome enough on its own XD

Heres an idea I had, I kinda like the context of it, but I have no idea how it would play out



Context: Relik “accidentally” removes the fabled sword excaliber and becomes King of England, who then decides to treat the rest of HA as enemies and puts them to death.

Caption: The Knight of an Alien World, now The Once and Future King of England!!

Image: Relik in his suit but with a crown on his head and his cape is more like a royal cape, pointing Excaliber toward Bombshell, Comet Kid, Azumorph, and Shell, who are kneeling in front of him, while shackled.

Relik: As the King, I hereby sentence you all to Death!!

Bombshell: *thoughts* We were once close allies, now he sentences us to death, how can he do this?!

I like my horror films like I love my burgers…Full of Cheese!!

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Abt_Nihil at 3:47AM, July 12, 2010
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Obviously, I love the Bombshell one, but I dread having to design all those costumes! :P
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ZananIV at 4:50AM, July 12, 2010
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It's just an idea, you can change it around if you like.

Sux, you've got the silver age dialogue down pat. I think mine looks less like the real thing =P. Also, that's like, exactly the kind of plots the Silver Age had. I like it.
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sux at 8:16AM, July 12, 2010
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ZananIV
It's just an idea, you can change it around if you like.

Sux, you've got the silver age dialogue down pat. I think mine looks less like the real thing =P. Also, that's like, exactly the kind of plots the Silver Age had. I like it.

thanks, I tend to look through Superdickery since I loved bizarre stuff :D

I also found this cool little cover, I essentially imagined that Superman and Batman were Shell and Relik, while the mummy dude is The Ancient, and it clicked :D

I like my horror films like I love my burgers…Full of Cheese!!

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Wes_Nero123 at 7:21AM, July 15, 2010
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We should start doing variant covers each issue to fill in the time before a new issue comes out.
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sux at 7:33AM, July 15, 2010
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We should start doing variant covers each issue to fill in the time before a new issue comes out.

I like that idea :D
I like my horror films like I love my burgers…Full of Cheese!!

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Legend Comics at 10:01PM, March 28, 2011
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If anyone wants help with Silver Ageness I may be able to lend a hand. Just pq me or something. I don't check out these boards very often.
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Legend Comics at 8:48AM, April 17, 2011
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Thank you ZananIV who came up with the idea for this cover and who also designed the characters in description.


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fukujinzuke at 10:09AM, April 17, 2011
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Pure win!
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Macattack at 1:41PM, April 17, 2011
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I'd buy that
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AzuJOD at 9:12PM, April 17, 2011
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Ha! You actually drew Azumorph with a giant blue afro!
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ZananIV at 4:19AM, April 20, 2011
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Thank you, Legend Comics! Does anyone have an idea for how/when we should use this?
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shastab24 at 5:18PM, April 20, 2011
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I don't know, but one way that would be great to utilize such covers is like how they did in the Silver Age: put the cover out there and then have a writer write a story for it. It would be fun little bookend stories to do, I think.
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Legend Comics at 7:47PM, April 20, 2011
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I'd like to see it as a filler but I don't know about a writer. I'm not interested in drawing the comic, anyway. My own comics have been waiting far too long as it is.
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Abt_Nihil at 2:15PM, April 21, 2011
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Oh, wow! This is just brilliant!

While I would love to see this turned into an actual story, I'm not sure when it could be done. So my suggestion is to use this as a filler after HA #3, but keep the possibility open for anyone to write and/or draw it. And even if this particular story doesn't get made, we should definitely have some silver-age-style story sometime soon.
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Legend Comics at 8:56PM, April 24, 2011
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I agree with Abt but should we ever visit a Silver Age storyline at a later date I will definitely contribute!
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shastab24 at 12:12AM, April 25, 2011
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Legend Comics, you were born for the Silver Age, I think. Your style fits such vibrant, four-color stories.
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Hero at 8:19AM, April 25, 2011
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See my working theory is that the beam Azumorph's being hit with is actually responsible for the disco threads and afro. The danger of wholesale soviet tech!
K.A.L.A-Dan: Rival!
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shastab24 at 4:24PM, May 24, 2011
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I've been thinking of ideas for covers in this vein and may draw a couple. However, I do have one that I wanted to explain here, in case somebody wanted to take it on.

I was thinking of covers like this one: when I thought of this idea.

Don't know the name of the issue one could use (Protective Comics? That would work, as this is a Shell idea, and it makes one think of Detective Comics–and #42, for that added Hitchhiker's Guide reference), but the cover would show a superhero in the air, having just punched the villain into the side of a building, with large chunks of debris falling towards the innocent bystanders below. Shell is in the foreground with his arms crossed and looking indifferent, with someone, maybe a kid or maybe even Hightide (was that the guy's name? I can forget things easily) running up to him and indicating towards the falling building.

Kid/Hightide/whoever: Shell! That super-battle is causing that building to fall on innocent bystanders!

Shell: So?
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