I’m feeling pretty basic today so here’s another one of those Daily Planet pages I was talking about a week or so ago.

I would love to give you the lowdown on all of the stories that were hyped on this page but while I own the books I haven’t had a chance to read them yet.  For some reason I always forget that Vixen first appeared in a Superman title and I recently found out that a character named Vixen appeared in the fourth season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.  I am not sure how close the Lois and Clark people stuck to the source material but I don’t have much hope considering what a hatchet job they did to Deathstroke: The Terminator.  The DC Comics Presents issue looks pretty cool.  I have always been a fan of when Superman (or Batman for that matter) teams up with a character that comes out of left field and I would never have thought to put Superman and Man-Bat together, but it is against the Atomic Skull, a character I have always liked for some odd reason.  The Super Friends looks…like an issue of Super Friends and the Superboy and Superman of 2020 sound interesting at the very least.

Hope y’all enjoyed this and come back tomorrow for YouTube Tuesday.

More to follow…


When I decided to bring back the Fortress as a daily Superman blog one of the ideas I had as far as content goes is scanning bits of business from my collection and sharing them with y’all.  On Wednesday of this week I posted a handful of covers from a Superman Family lot I had won on eBay, which I was sixteen different types of excited over.

As I was scanning the covers to those comics I noticed that about ten or so of them had Daily Planet pages on the back of them.  For those not in the know there was a point in the late seventies and early eighties where DC had what they called the  Daily Planet page, which was essentially a Bullpen Bulletin for DC and was usually quite cool.  The most interesting aspect of the Daily Planet pages on the back of these issues of Superman Family is that they are all Superman centric, which leads me to believe that they had different Daily Planet pages for different books based on the characters appearing in that book.  So every once in a while I post another scan of these pages complete with some commentary.

Click on the image to make it easier to see.  Commentary below the cut.

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