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Marc M. Woolman
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Posted: 25 November 2017 at 2:16am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I found it interesting that the Superman
episode left out Joe Shuster's Canadian
roots.
There's a 30 second Canadian heritage
video that used to air on Canadian TV
which details it as Joe having drawn up
the design of Superman and worked out most
his powers and origin, basing Lois Lane on
a real Lois, designing Metropolis on the
look of Toronto, and having Superman work
for the Daily Star which is based on the
Toronto Star.
This episode mentioned NONE of that and
made it seem like he was always with
Siegel down in the U.S.
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James Johnson
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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 9:48am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Watched the episode last night featuring Milestone Comics.

The Good:

The history of the Black Panther.

The friendship of Derrick Dingle and Denys Cowan. Seeing childhood friends and their love for comic books fulfill their dreams  to start their own company

Past interviews with Dwayne McDuffie. Always loved his work. He is definitely missed.

The Bad:

No mention of Ron Wilson. As an African American artist in the field, he contributed a lot for Marvel during the mid-70s until the mid 80s






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Doug Centers
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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 6:53pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

"No mention of Ron Wilson...."

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Same with me James. I thought for sure he would garner a mention.

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Cory Vandernet
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Posted: 05 December 2017 at 11:01pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

"No mention of Ron Wilson...."


They also failed to mention Billy Graham, who was artist on both Luke Cage & Black Panther. It didn't fit their narrative I guess.
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 06 December 2017 at 12:22am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

The focus was on Milestone, and Ron Wilson did only one or two covers for them.  Of course Keith Pollard only did a little work there too, but he was included.  (I just saw Pollard and Wilson sitting next to each other at Comic-Con in July, so it's not like Wilson has disappeared or anything.)

Billy Graham didn't do anything for Milestone, but, yeah, it would have messed up the narrative to point out that Denys Cowan wasn't the first African-American artist to work on LUKE CAGE or BLACK PANTHER.


Edited by Eric Jansen on 06 December 2017 at 12:23am
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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 06 December 2017 at 2:18am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The Bad:

No mention of Ron Wilson. As an African American artist in the field, he contributed a lot for Marvel during the mid-70s until the mid 80s

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I haven't watched the episode yet, so I gotta ask did they mention and/or do an interview with Milestone co-founder and co-creator of Static, Michael Davis? If they didn't mention him, then I would add that to the list of bad things about this episode.
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Scott Wegrzyn
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Posted: 06 December 2017 at 8:54pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I have enjoyed and learned something new each episode.

Random question - at the end of the Milestone episode there is a song playing but I do not know what it is.  Digging around the web has not turned up anything helpful.  Hoping someone here recognizes the track.


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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 07 December 2017 at 12:47am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Random question - at the end of the Milestone episode there is a song playing but I do not know what it is. Digging around the web has not turned up anything helpful. Hoping someone here recognizes the track.

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If you're talking about the song that was playing when they were talking about Dwayne McDuffie's death and funeral, that song is called "Inner City Blues" by the late great Marvin Gaye.
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Scott Wegrzyn
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Posted: 07 December 2017 at 6:01am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Thank you, Rick.  I missed that on my first viewing and am glad you identified that track for me.

The song I am looking for is at the very, very end of the episode and starts with a kid opening a Black Panther costume kit.  It is an instrumental piece that feels hopeful and powerful.  I am still digging, as it may just be a piece by Tyler Strickland for that episode.

I would be interested in seeing this series continue, and perhaps cover some Byrne related topics ( X-Men or Superman or even Marvel in the 80s).
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 07 December 2017 at 6:55am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I haven't watched the episode yet, so I gotta ask did they mention and/or do an interview with Milestone co-founder and co-creator of Static, Michael Davis?
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He was heavily featured.
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Rick Whiting
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Posted: 10 December 2017 at 5:02pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

The song I am looking for is at the very, very end of the episode and starts with a kid opening a Black Panther costume kit. It is an instrumental piece that feels hopeful and powerful. I am still digging, as it may just be a piece by Tyler Strickland for that episode.

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Scott, I think that instrumental piece might have been created specifically for that episode.

This show is great and I would also like to see it continue.
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