Thursday, March 7, 2013



This blog still gets the occasional visitor, so if that's you and you like what you've read, you can now find my reviews in the CGC eNewsletter (that's from the Comics Guarantee Corporation). You can find my archived columns there, starting with December of 2007. The monthly column is called The Spinner Rack (It got that name toward the end of 2008, so most of that year's prior columns were just the article titles). I do there what I used to do here -- delve into delicious DC Silver Age goodness and recount the storylines with all the affection I have inside me. I do so love those wonderful, goofy stories of yore. Head on over to the CGC site, sign up for the newsletter and while you're there, get any of your comic grading needs taken care of. They're a great bunch of people, which is evident when you realize their business is grading and encasing comics and my column is dedicated not to high grade condition, but to the joy of the stories held within. Every month I release another article. I hope you come along for the ride!

6 comments:

J. Kevin Carrier said...

Long time, no see! Glad to hear you're still active and writing. I signed up for the CGC thingy, looking forward to reading your Silver Age commentaries again!

Joanna Sandsmark said...

I'm so pleased to see you and to know that you'll be following the insanity over to CGC. If you have a particular favorite character and you want him/her to get the treatment, let me know. It depends mostly on whether or not I own any books with that character, but I like branching out. I do stick to DC Silver Age, but otherwise I'm open. I'm getting ready to write April's column right now. I'm due for a Superman story and I think I'll do a favorite out of an old 80 page Giant. Maybe. Haven't quite figured out what story will get the business. Superman is a really fun character to do because his books knew how to be silly.

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wordsmith said...

I'm really enjoying your CGC columns, Joanna, and I wish I had your sense of humor. In your October column, you mention reading a story wherein Myxyzptlk pops in, does a good deed, and Kltpzyxms back home. The imp does exactly that in one tale that I know of, "The Amazing Story of Superman-Red and Superman-Blue", which is available online at the "Superman Through the Ages" website, which contains scans of Superman stories going all the way back to the thirties. You may have read the "The Amazing Story..." in a 100-page Superman Spectacular which was published in '73, that's where I came across it. It's a fun read.

wordsmith said...

I should mention that the "Mxy" scene occurs on page 19 of that story.