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!