Checkered Past

From February, 1966 through August, 1967, DC Comics branded all their publications with a checkerboard masthead, lovingly known as "Go-Go Checks". Because, you know, the 60s. With the help of his husband and intrepid friends, ...more

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January 27, 2020 00:52:39
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I Got The Low-Down Sacre Blues (Metamorpho #6)

We didn't mean to take a 2 week break - just like Metamorpho didn't mean to (checks notes) turn the Eiffel Tower into acid and haul it away in a milk truck. But them's the breaks, kid. PLUS I reveal my secret weakness for shirtless industrialists with bushy eyebrows! ...

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January 05, 2020 01:13:18
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What Happens in Prison, Stays in Prison (Adventure Comics 344-345)

Blockade Boy! Plant Lad! Fake Superboy! Just a few of the heroic names you shouldn't get too used to in the classic Legion of Super-Heroes tale "Super-Stalag of Space". It's got action, it's got drama, plus all the mid-century misogyny you've come to know and love. Join us! ...

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December 29, 2019 00:58:59
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Jinkies! G-G-G-Ghosts! (Superman #186)

Superman's dead! But that won't stop him from taking some time out to cruelly play on Lois and Lana's emotions! PLUS a new radio drama by The Girls' Young Romance True Love Story Players! ...

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December 17, 2019 01:02:59
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Clueless (Detective Comics #351)

Cluemaster makes his debut, Aunt Harriet crosses wits with Dick and Bruce, and Elongated Man loses his old costume. PLUS the debut of my all-new, all-different ELONGATED MAN SONG. As E-M himself would say, "Talk is cheap! It's action that counts!" ...

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December 09, 2019 01:00:05
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Yes, Minister (Wonder Woman 162)

Listen, I like mid-century misogyny as much as the next guy, but I can't remember when a comic has enraged me as much as this issue of Wonder Woman. Not even Ross Andru's imitative art can save it. C'Mon, men, WE CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS ...

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November 26, 2019 01:05:01
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Inferiority Complex (Showcase 62, 63, & 65)

The Inferior Five make their Checkered Past debut! Dr. Bobb does a deep nerd dive into the brilliance of E. Nelson Bridwell, and Dr. Husband bemoans the continued existence of Nazis. All while enjoying the MAD-infused adventures of our new favorite underdogs! ...

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