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    http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=48415

    Here comes Gold Key!
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  • #2
    I want to see even more Gold Key series revived, like Space Family Robinson, Brothers of the Spear, and Captain Johner and the Aliens!

    And we all know how much Dynamite loves crossovers... Magnus vs. Bionic Man is a natural!

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    • #3
      So much to buy...

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      • #4
        im just... so happy D:

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        • #5
          Nice! I will certainly be trying these books out despite the bad taste in my mouth left by the poor relaunch Dark Horse did with these characters a few years back. I blame Shooter's poor writing on those books more than I blame Dark Horse, though.

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          • #6
            Doc Solar, Turok, Magnus,Robot Fighter, and Dr. Spektor!!

            Golden Key's heroes are coming our way!!

            What do you think of that???

            I've always like those heroes. Especially Magnus and Doc Solar.

            Always thought all four had wonderful premises.... and thanks to Dynamite we'll get to see them in action again.

            Robots....and H8...LOOK OUT!!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by magnoanddavey View Post
              Golden Key's heroes are coming our way!!

              What do you think of that???

              I've always like those heroes. Especially Magnus and Doc Solar.

              Always thought all four had wonderful premises.... and thanks to Dynamite we'll get to see them in action again.

              Robots....and H8...LOOK OUT!!!
              Looking forward to them. I grow up on the first three. But Magnus Robot Fighter always wore a cute mini skirt. It looks like he will be in pants.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ralphuniverse View Post
                Looking forward to them. I grow up on the first three. But Magnus Robot Fighter always wore a cute mini skirt. It looks like he will be in pants.

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                It's not a miniskirt (although I'll admit it does seem to go with the white 'Go-Go boots'), it's an archaic form of fashion known as a 'tunic'. Males appearing in public barelegged used to be a completely accepted thing once upon a time. You saw it all the time in comics from the Golden and Silver Ages. For some reason (homophobia?), it's no longer considered acceptable in comic books. Only women are allowed to expose their bare legs (when did male legs become 'naughty bits'?), and even Robin and the Sub-Mariner have been forced to adopt long pants. I suppose if Tarzan, Conan, and John Carter were created today they would be forced to wear long-legged fur pants too. Why this should be so, I can't rightly say. Why, just the other day, I saw a man walking down the street in public wearing short pants that exposed his bare legs. Not that there was anything there I particularly wanted to look at, mind you, but hey, it's his own damn business. I guess if I am being completely honest I will have to admit that He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was always off-putting to me because all I can see in it is a homoerotic fantasy. I guess that's pretty 'Frederic Wertham' of me, but there it is. Then again, back in the Gold Key era I was too distracted by Russ Manning's women to even notice much what Tarzan or Magnus were (or weren't) wearing.
                Last edited by pulphero; 10-12-2013, 04:31 AM.

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                • #9
                  This is amazing news, finally these classic characters will have a home to breath comfortable in! I can't wait for this, great names on this project and looks like it may expand upon the initial 4 books as well! Awesome!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pulphero View Post
                    It's not a miniskirt (although I'll admit it does seem to go with the white 'Go-Go boots'), it's an archaic form of fashion known as a 'tunic'. Males appearing in public barelegged used to be a completely accepted thing once upon a time. You saw it all the time in comics from the Golden and Silver Ages. For some reason (homophobia?), it's no longer considered acceptable in comic books. Only women are allowed to expose their bare legs (when did male legs become 'naughty bits'?), and even Robin and the Sub-Mariner have been forced to adopt long pants. I suppose if Tarzan, Conan, and John Carter were created today they would be forced to wear long-legged fur pants too. Why this should be so, I can't rightly say. Why, just the other day, I saw a man walking down the street in public wearing short pants that exposed his bare legs. Not that there was anything there I particularly wanted to look at, mind you, but hey, it's his own damn business. I guess if I am being completely honest I will have to admit that He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was always off-putting to me because all I can see in it is a homoerotic fantasy. I guess that's pretty 'Frederic Wertham' of me, but there it is. Then again, back in the Gold Key era I was too distracted by Russ Manning's women to even notice much what Tarzan or Magnus were (or weren't) wearing.
                    legs are only naughty bits if the person is wearing a shirt!

                    I think it is mostly because tastes have changed though, it doenst feel sturdy to have bare exposed legs, and there is that lingering fear of getting stabbed in the junk. Pants are a lot safer for that area.

                    as for Turok, Doc Solar, Dr.. Spektor, and Magnus Robot fighter....

                    me gusta...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pulphero View Post
                      It's not a miniskirt (although I'll admit it does seem to go with the white 'Go-Go boots'), it's an archaic form of fashion known as a 'tunic'. Males appearing in public barelegged used to be a completely accepted thing once upon a time. You saw it all the time in comics from the Golden and Silver Ages. For some reason (homophobia?), it's no longer considered acceptable in comic books.
                      It just wouldn't be the same without his mini... oops. tunic.

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                      • #12
                        i was putting some back issues of Doctor Solar on e-bay this week and thought, man it would be great if Dynamite would relaunch this character. looking forward to seeing Solar and Turok in action again.

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                        • #13
                          Magnus the Robot Fighter! Turok the Dinosaur Hunter! These are old friends that I look forward to seeing. I loved the Tim Truman issues of Turok (he introduced a great supporting cast and colorful villains). His issues were superior to the other Valiant writers (even Mike Grell's stories). Magnus is always interesting especially in this world of technology watching everything we do. Maybe if DE's version will venture into the Terminator-type stories Valiant/Aklaim was trying to do later...? The future Judge Dredd-type stories allow more freedom of plot although....

                          Solar the atomic god never captured my attention. Even Valiant's version of a godlike Mr. Manhattan character was overdone for me.

                          Dark Horse frustrated me to no end with their delays of publication. I expected better from Jim Shooter.

                          The best news is that Spektor the Occult Investigator (ok, we do not know the official title yet right?) will be published! I had a schoolboy crush on Lakota Rainflower, his secretary. Lu-Sai was another great gal. I loved the werewolf issues, the Frankenstein monster issues, the Lionman back up story, and more. He was my favorite from the Gold Key days of my youth! Mark Waid writing? Guarantee sale here!

                          I hope to also eventually see Tragg vs the Sky Gods (a Cromagnon hero versus aliens--development of the first civilizations would be a great storyline?) and Dagar the Invincible Barbarian (DE needs a Conan the Barbarian character!) from DE as well!

                          Will DE also have reprint rights for trade paperbacks? I would love to reread those Spektor comics in a more affordable format. Dark Horse hardcovers are out of my budget. I was hoping for a cheaper format. To get more for my buck, I would love to see Spektor, Magnus, and Turok published like Marvel's Essentials or DC's Showcase presents or Dark Horse's Savage Sword of Conan Tpbs. How about the Tim Truman Turok stories in a Trade paperback?

                          Thank you DE!
                          Last edited by Blinky McQuade; 10-13-2013, 09:37 AM.

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                          • #14
                            I'm real excited for this! I was at NYCC yesterday (no Dynamite table? ) Wish I was there today to hear what the the Dynamite panel has to say about it!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Blinky McQuade View Post
                              The best news is that Spektor the Occult Investigator (ok, we do not know the official title yet right?) will be published! I had a schoolboy crush on Lakota Rainflower, his secretary. Lu-Sai was another great gal. I loved the werewolf issues, the Frankenstein monster issues, the Lionman back up story, and more. He was my favorite from the Gold Key days of my youth! Mark Waid writing? Guarantee sale here!

                              I hope to also eventually see Tragg vs the Sky Gods (a Cromagnon hero versus aliens--development of the first civilizations would be a great storyline?) and Dagar the Invincible Barbarian (DE needs a Conan the Barbarian character!) from DE as well!
                              I am familiar with the Silver Age Gold Key heroes (many later used in the 1990s Valiant line) but not the later wave of Bronze Age characters. I've heard of, but never read any of these (probably because they were mostly distributed in bags, through department stores). Weren't these published during the time that Western Publishing had switched from "Gold Key" to "Whitman"?

                              Another Gold Key title I'd love to see again: UFO Flying Saucers (aka UFO & Outer Space). Tragg sounds interesting.
                              Last edited by pulphero; 10-13-2013, 01:41 PM.

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