Monthly Archives: October 2012

HALLOWEEN/SAMHAIN 2012

Happy Halloween/Samhain 2012, everyone!  To celebrate this awesome holiday I thought it would be fun to dust off a classic episode of the World’s Greatest Super Friends (which was the 1979-1980 season/iteration of the Super Friends franchise) titled Universe of … Continue reading

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YOUTUBE TUESDAY – SUPERMAN: TAS BEHIND THE SCENES

Welcome back to YouTube Tuesday, the day of the week where I get to be really lazy and instead of posting anything of substance I distract you with a shiny video.  This week I present one of the featurettes from … Continue reading

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WHO’S WHO CLASSIC – SUPERMAN (POST CRISIS)

Welcome to another installment of Who’s Who Classic, an irregular feature here at the Fortress where every once in a while I will present an entry from the original series of Who’s Who comics that DC published between 1984 and 1988.  … Continue reading

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DC COSMIC CARDS – LEX LUTHOR!

In 1991 DC Comics (in association with Impel/Skybox International) jumped into the non-sports card market with the DC Cosmic Cards set.  Superman was well represented in that set.  Over the course of the next few months I’ll be somewhat randomly … Continue reading

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A LOOK BEHIND THE CURTAIN or HEY, THAT’S KIND OF AWESOME

It’s amazing what I don’t know about my own equipment. (Insert “That’s what she said!” joke here) For those of you that aren’t (as I am fond of writing) “in the know”  my day job is that of a department … Continue reading

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THE NEW 52 WHO’S WHO ENTRY or MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE WAITED ON THIS

Given the fact that I am a fan of the various Who’s Who and Secret Files and Origins series DC has put out over the decades you would think a new version of the idea would have me excited.  To … Continue reading

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YOUTUBE TUESDAY – MORE DELETED SCENE FROM SUPERMAN RETURNS

Welcome back to YouTube Tuesday, the day of the week where I get to be really lazy and instead of posting anything of substance I distract you with a shiny video.  This week I present more deleted scenes from Superman … Continue reading

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WHO’S WHO CLASSIC – SUPERMAN (EARTH-2)

Welcome to the first installment of Who’s Who Classic, an irregular feature here at the Fortress where every once in a while I will present an entry from the original series of Who’s Who comics that DC published between 1984 and … Continue reading

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SUPERMAN SKYCAPS or YES, THEY REALLY MADE THESE THINGS AND SOLD THEM TO THE PUBLIC PART 2

Last time I posted the more heroic side of the Superman related SkyCaps from the 1993 DC Comics set.  This time out I bring on the bad guys. This is a weird one for me because I believe this is … Continue reading

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SUPERMAN SKYCAPS or YES, THEY REALLY MADE THESE THINGS AND SOLD THEM TO THE PUBLIC PART 1

Skycaps. You know, I consider myself something of an apologist for the comic book culture of the 1990’s and even I have a hard time saying anything overly positive about the very idea of POGs or as Skybox International called … Continue reading

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