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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April 17, 2018 00:49:24
Checkered Past Episode 9: Flash 159!

Checkered Past Episode 9: Flash 159!

This week! Flash 159 Cover date March 1966 Cover Price 12 cents Cover Artist: Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella Edited by Julius Schwartz Featuring The Flash’s Final Fling! Writer Gardner Fox, Artists Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella And Big Blast in Rocket City Writer John Broome, Artists Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella ...

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April 09, 2018 01:09:59
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Episode 8: Stange Adventures 185/ Fox & Crow 96!

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April 02, 2018 01:31:07
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Checkered Past Episode 7: Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane!

This week! Special guest Jen George joins us to talk Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lois Lane! Featuring “The Satanic Schemes of S.K.U.L.!” and “The Prisoner of S.K.U.L.” Writer Leo Dorfman, artist Kurt Schaffenberger, from Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #s 63 & 64 ...

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April 02, 2018 01:31:07
Checkered Past Episode 7: Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane!

Checkered Past Episode 7: Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane!

This week! Special guest Jen George joins us to talk Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lois Lane! Featuring “The Satanic Schemes of S.K.U.L.!” and “The Prisoner of S.K.U.L.” Writer Leo Dorfman, artist Kurt Schaffenberger, from Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #s 63 & 64 ...

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March 26, 2018 01:03:49
Checkered Past Episode 6: Metamorpho 5/ All-American Men of War 114!

Checkered Past Episode 6: Metamorpho 5/ All-American Men of War 114!

This week! Metamorpho 5 Cover date March/April 1966 Cover Price 12 cents Cover Artist: Joe Orlando & Charles Paris Edited by George Kashdan Featuring “Will the Real Metamorpho Please Stand Up!” Writer Bob Haney, Artist Joe Orlando & Charles Paris AND! All-American Men of War 114 Cover date March/April 1966 Cover Price 12 cents Cover Artist: Joe Kubert Edited by Robert Kanigher Featuring “The Ace Who Died Twice” starring Steve Savage, Balloon Buster Performed for you by the Our All-American Fighting Men of War at War Players Sound effects courtesy of http://www.freesfx.co.uk ...

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March 19, 2018 00:51:25
Checkered Past Episode 5: Detective Comics 348!

Checkered Past Episode 5: Detective Comics 348!

Detective Comics 348 Cover date February 1966 Cover Price 12 cents Cover Artist: Joe Kubert and Ira Schnapp Edited by Julius Schwartz “Birdmaster of Bedlam!” Writer Robert Kanigher, Artist Sheldon Moldoff and Joe Giella in which Batman and his Buddy battle a be-turbaned birdbrain! When a plane carrying Miss USA crash lands after it is attacked by wild birds (killing her in the process), Batman and Robin soon become aware of a sinister plot by a criminal known as the Birdmaster who plans to hold the world ransom by sending out armies of trained birds to attack any planes in the sky. Traveling to the Birdmaster's castle base, the dynamic duo battle the Birdmaster and his minions, forcing the Birdmaster to flee. In a stroke of irony, Birdmaster escapes in a plane that's attacked by his own birds, forcing a crash land and causing the criminal's death. “My Wife, the Witch!” Writer Gardner Fox, artist Carmine Infantino & Sid Greene in which the stretchable sleuth and his sexy sidekick sidle up to Salem – errr, Malem! When Ralph and Sue Dibny arrive at the Pine Beach Hotel in the town of Malem, they find that their reservations have been lost. The only room the hotel has available is said to be haunted, but the Dibny's take it anyway. The next day, Sue finds a book of spells. When she tries the first two, the magic works. She then sends Ralph to the store for the materials she needs for the third spell. Ralph arrives at the store and stumbles upon a robbery. He apprehends the gang, but not the gang boss who planned the crime. Ralph suspects the hotel manager and tricks the man into a panic. When the manager ...

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