Monday, May 11, 2009

DC's Hall of Silver Age Elseworlds First Pages




Anyone remember the flap that accompanied DC's pulping of its Elseworlds 80-Page Giant before it was even published? Because of an allegedly too-violent story about Superman's babysitter? You know, the only story from that collection that actually saw print, albeit in the Bizarro Comics hardback a few years later?

Well, a few thousand copies did escape pulping, the controversy is officially ten years old now, and whatever objections DC may have had to its publication are long since irrelevant in a DCU where horrific, nihilistic violence is the norm. What better time, then, to trot out a great feature by Mark Waid and Ty Templeton that would have shown some never-were-but-should-have-been imaginary stories from a Silver Age that never was? I've seen the whole Elseworlds 80-Page Giant, folks, and this is probably the best thing from it, so enjoy!











8 comments:

Booksteve said...

Hahahahahahhahahahahahahaha!

Robt Seda-Schreiber said...
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Robt Seda-Schreiber said...

Man you are like everything I want to be in a blog...I'd be honored if you checked out my nascent fumblings~
http://sweetestbaboon.blogspot.com/

Jeff Trexler said...

A classic set. Also up there, at least for me: the return of the Super-Sons!

Nik said...

This is the awesomest of all things that were ever declared to be awesome. "Clayfish," ha ha ha ha hah!

SFred said...

Soooo ... the Joker as metaphorical "Bat-Schlong"?

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Click here for comic strip

Allen Ross said...

The Super Sons story ("Superman, Jr. Is No More") from that Elseworlds 80-page Giant has also been published, in "Superman/Batman: Saga of the Super Sons". See here: http://www.comics.org/details.lasso?id=393945

Anonymous said...

Clever stuff!