Name: Bob O'Leary


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May 16, 2017 8:22 pm Clark and Lois could afford just about any apartment they wanted since Superman can transform a lump of coal into diamond using his super strength. Creating the diamond would be relatively easy, but converting it to cash would be hard. While not an illegal diamond, it has no history, chain of custody, etc. Most people would assume it had been smuggled. Although WayneTech would probably have a steady demand for industrial diamonds, I really like the idea of Selina Kyle fencing Superman diamonds. It would have been a great storyline for Darwyn Cooke to explore.
July 4, 2016 7:19 pm When I mentioned Back Issue #9 in my previous post, I was mistaken, I meant to refer to Comic Book Artist #9 - another Two Morrows publication. Digital versions of this magazine are available for purchase.
July 4, 2016 11:02 am Following up on Ron's question about Charlton comics, there are two collections I am aware of: Action Heroes Archives #1 and #2 from DC's archive line. The books are a sampling of different heroes, mostly drawn by Steve Ditko, For those interested in learning more about the company, the TwoMorrows magazine Back Issue highlighted the company and its history in issues # 9 (August of 2000) and Issue #79 (April of 2015). The earlier issue is no longer available in either print or digital format, but the later is available in both. This is unfortunate because the earlier issue was more detailed. Dick Giordano was the editor in chief in the late 1960's and Jim Aparo,John Bryne and Bob Layton all worked there early in their careers. Both issues are well worth reading if you come across them.
October 9, 2013 7:46 pm I would suggest Mike Grell's work on the DC comic "The Warlord" which I enjoyed a lot. A "man out of time" storyline where the hero is an Air Force pilot who gets stranded in a sword and sorcery fantasy environment. The plot is very much like the Edgar Rice Buroughs' Pellucidar series. Dinosaurs, wizards, and advanced technology from a long lost Atlantean colony are all part of the mix. The first 30 issues are collected in a DC Showcase Presents black and white format. A relaunch of series lasted 16 issues and was on the stands before the lauch of the new 52. If you enjoy that, stick with the stories where Mike Grell wrote and drew the book.
July 29, 2011 10:01 pm If you ever wondered what Archie would do if he woke up one day and realized that Veronica was a unfaithful soul killing shrew, this book presents one possible outcome.  Mr. Lodge, Jughead, Betty and Moose are all here, just with differnt names.

It makes me pine for the weekly Archie updates from Conor..... 
April 12, 2009 12:37 pm

A book I would like to see is a Batman versus Black Panther.  Although Batman has been paired with Captain America, I think Black Panther is the closest match to Batman in the Marvel universe (great wealth, advanced technology, political connections, in place contingencies plans two steps ahead of the current situation, world class fighting skill, and a determination that borders on scary).  Jason Aaron's recent run on Black Panther during Secret Invasion makes me think he would be a good fit for the story.  I see the conflict as a chess match between two equal adversaries.  I have no idea what that conflict would be, but in my mind the splash page on the last page of the first issue is Bruce Wayne in costume (cowl off) in the Batcave stating "We're going to Wakanda!"

I would really like to see that story.