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  • #16
    Greatest thread ever.

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    • #17
      Seriously great job Mikey!

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      • #18
        It's been a while since I updated this. Public Domain Super Heroes is nearly up to 750 articles now. Thanks to all the contributors. The Project Superpowers Database is over 200 articles. We still need a lot of Superpowers specific character info. Thanks for all the hard work.

        Public Domain Super Heroes
        http://pdsh.wikia.com

        Project Superpowers Database
        http://projectsuperpowers.wikia.com
        DECODER RING THEATRE
        EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
        PROJECT SUPERPOWERS DATABASE
        PUBLIC DOMAIN SUPER HEROES

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        • #19
          Great site. I made additions to the first issues of Black Terror, DDD and Masquerade. In the trivia sections I mentioned where the Romita covers came from.
          Always remember, Murphy was an optimist
          Munchkin 1, 2, 4, 7 Super Munchkin 1&2, Munchkin Bites 1&2, Munchkin Fu, Star Munchkin Deluxe and Star 2
          http://ghornet.deviantart.com/

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          • #20
            Green Lama pulp reprints

            By the way, any publisher that wants to collect together those old classic Pulp Magazine Green Lama stories with all illustrations, in the same manner as those recent reprints of The Shadow Double, Doc Savage Double, and Girasol Double Pulp Spider, I'll buy them all.

            Adventure House has reprinted the first 6 Green Lama novels from DOUBLE DETECTIVE in their ongoing reprint series, High Adventure Magazine (issues #70, 75, 80, 84, 88 & 93):

            http://www.adventurehouse.com/contents/en-us/d10.html

            These are repro'ed from the original pages, complete with illustrations. Some of the older issues might be out of print now, but they can still be found from Amazon.com's z-shop sellers.

            Alternatively, you can wait for bit, and pick up the planned series of omnibus volumes from Altus Press, which aims to reprint the entire series (these however, are reset type - not sure if they will include all of the original illustrations):

            http://www.altuspress.com/2010/08/a-...he-green-lama/
            Last edited by positronic; 02-12-2011, 12:52 AM. Reason: typo
            DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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            • #21
              NEW Green Lama pulp stories

              Almost forgot, though these aren't reprints, but newly-written pulp adventures, Cornerstone Books has published 2 volumes of new pulp adventures of the Green Lama:

              Volume One:
              http://www.amazon.com/Green-Lama-Kev...7490226&sr=8-1

              Volume Two:
              http://www.amazon.com/Green-Lama-Ada...ref=pd_sim_b_1
              DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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              • #22
                NEW collection of classic Green Lama pulp reprints!

                Coming soon, from Altus Press:

                DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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                • #23
                  Cool! I have some of the pulp stories (from when they were reprinted in High Adventure) but to get the complete collection would be great.

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                  • #24
                    Golden Age Research Update

                    Hey everybody its been awhile. My collaborators and I have been hard at work on the wikia and it is fast approaching 2000 articles:
                    http://pdsh.wikia.com/wiki/Public_Domain_Super_Heroes

                    Also some great sites that haven't been shared yet:

                    Fury Comics: http://furycomics.com/

                    Digital Comics Museum: http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/

                    Comic Book Plus: http://comicbookplus.com/

                    Herogoggles: http://www.herogoggles.com/

                    Public Domain List at Comic Vine: http://www.comicvine.com/public-doma...rs/4015-55750/

                    Enjoy

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                    • #25
                      Thanks a heap, Crimsoncrusader*. You have been busy! I never knew there were so MANY! Now if they can only invent the computer small enough to clip to your belt with digital display glasses I'll be all set, and will never have to stop looking at the internet.

                      *PS -- A couple of cops came around asking for Stanley Stover, but I told them I hadn't seen you. I mean, him.

                      PPS -- I know the Erik Larsen illo on your page is probably from an issue of Savage Dragon, but which one? I want to check and see if I have it.
                      Last edited by positronic; 04-04-2013, 06:53 AM.
                      DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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                      • #26
                        I'm only involved with the wikia directly. The other sites are just ones I use in my research or enjoy reading, but as for the Savage Dragon issue I believe its #141. You lost me with the Stanley Stover reference I don't know where that is from.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Crimsoncrusader View Post
                          You lost me with the Stanley Stover reference I don't know where that is from.
                          Stanley Stover was "The Crimson Crusader" on an episode of DRAGNET ("DR31 Burglary") from the late 1960s. The plot of the episode involved Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his partner Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) trying to track down someone who was stealing comic books, and movie posters and stills of the old superhero serials from various Los Angeles movie theaters and studios, used bookstores, and poster and movie memorabilia shops. The thief turns out to be one Stanley Stover, a mid-20s adult self-described "collector" who lives at home with his mother, dresses in a homemade superhero costume, and insists that Officers Friday and Gannon address him as "The Crimson Crusader". Various prop posters of such nonexistent serials as Wizard Boy, Super Flame, Perils of Astroman, Captain Lightning versus the Martian Devils, and Commander Jupiter are prominently displayed in the episode. Since DRAGNET always claimed that "The story you have just seen is true. The names were changed to protect the innocent", I wondered for decades if I could ever discover evidence of an actual arrest that this episode might have been based on. While the story has the ring of truth, it occurred to me after a few decades that the writers probably just made the whole thing up, and that "story you have just seen is true" was just hype to promote the show. Still, the episode was a real tear-jerker (unusual for DRAGNET) and always stuck in my mind.

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                          The episode can be watched for free online at Hulu:
                          http://www.hulu.com/watch/55153

                          So where DID you get your screen name from?
                          Last edited by positronic; 04-04-2013, 05:55 PM.
                          DE pull list: Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, ERB's The Greatest Adventure, Green Hornet '66 Meets The Spirit, PSP: Herokillers, KISS/Vampirella, Mighty Mouse

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                          • #28
                            Very cool thanks for sharing that with me I'll have to watch that episode. My username came from a combination of Batman's nickname as the Caped Crusader, my favorite color, and a little alteration. I thought it sounded like a cool superhero-like name and evidently so did the writers of Dragnet.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by positronic View Post
                              Stanley Stover was "The Crimson Crusader" on an episode of DRAGNET ("DR31 Burglary") from the late 1960s. The plot of the episode involved Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his partner Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) trying to track down someone who was stealing comic books, and movie posters and stills of the old superhero serials from various Los Angeles movie theaters and studios, used bookstores, and poster and movie memorabilia shops. The thief turns out to be one Stanley Stover, a mid-20s adult self-described "collector" who lives at home with his mother, dresses in a homemade superhero costume, and insists that Officers Friday and Gannon address him as "The Crimson Crusader". Various prop posters of such nonexistent serials as Wizard Boy, Super Flame, Perils of Astroman, Captain Lightning versus the Martian Devils, and Commander Jupiter are prominently displayed in the episode. Since DRAGNET always claimed that "The story you have just seen is true. The names were changed to protect the innocent", I wondered for decades if I could ever discover evidence of an actual arrest that this episode might have been based on. While the story has the ring of truth, it occurred to me after a few decades that the writers probably just made the whole thing up, and that "story you have just seen is true" was just hype to promote the show. Still, the episode was a real tear-jerker (unusual for DRAGNET) and always stuck in my mind.
                              I remember that episode! It seems remarkably prescient for 1968. Today Stanley Stover would be just another obsessive fanboy cosplayer-type. With some couple of thousand dedicated comic shops across the country, and the proliferation of superhero films, now it wouldn't seem far-fetched at all that a sneaky type could amass an entire collection entirely by employing the "five-finger discount" (no B&E needed).

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                              • #30
                                Since my old Google free site don't always work so well these days

                                I posted those Green Lama old time radio episodes here, along with others

                                - Green Lama 1949-05-17 The Man Who Never Existed
                                http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ucpu3
                                - Green Lama 1949-06-26 The Million Dollar Chopsticks
                                http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ucqek
                                - Green Lama 1949-07-03 The Last Dinosaur
                                http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ucqzi
                                - Green Lama 1949-08-13 The Case Of The Dangerous Dog (1997 Recreation)
                                http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ucrfq
                                - Green Lama 1949-08-20 Adventure Of The Perfect Prisoner
                                http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ucrzs
                                - Green Lama 2013 The Case Of The Bashful Spider (Part 1)
                                http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1uwy4y
                                - Green Lama 2013 The Case Of The Bashful Spider (Part 2)
                                http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1uwxeq

                                My Old Time Radio playlist

                                http://www.dailymotion.com/playlist/...old-time-radio
                                Last edited by Renaud; 05-15-2014, 06:54 PM.

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