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Offline hufflepuffle

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Superman turned 80 in 2018 and the NYT did a very nice article on him and how Fawcett's competition in Captain Marvel influenced the Superman team,lol.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/arts/superman-turns-80-action-comics-1000.html

Also turning 80 this 2019 is Batman and Blue Beetle.

Several recent articles out there about Batman including a neat CBS clip of a 1940's film newsreel serial.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/batman-80th-anniversary-comic-books-detective-comics-2019-03-30/
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/arts/design/batman-80th-anniversary.html

Both Superman and Batman have now reached issue 1,000.

I wonder if any news sites will recognize Blue Beetle's 80th anniversary.

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Thanks for the fun links HP.
But I'm pretty confident your average newsroom would say 'Blue Who?' if you mentioned his name.

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Isn't pretty much all of Centaur Comics characters there?  ;)

DC . Technically Flash, Hawkman and Johnny Quick as Flash Comics #1 would have appeared at the end of 1939. Captain Marvel as well. The Sandman.

Marvel. The Sub-Mariner, and original Human Torch. Also the original Angel and the first comic book version of Ka-Zar who was adapted from an earlier pulp.

Fox. The Flame.

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Isn't pretty much all of Centaur Comics characters there?  ;)

DC . Technically Flash, Hawkman and Johnny Quick as Flash Comics #1 would have appeared at the end of 1939. Captain Marvel as well. The Sandman.

Marvel. The Sub-Mariner, and original Human Torch. Also the original Angel and the first comic book version of Ka-Zar who was adapted from an earlier pulp.

Fox. The Flame.

Yeah, Marvel or DC own the rights to a lot of these so yeah. They will probably do some write-ups or acknowledgements for these landmark character anniversaries. They did landmark 75 years for Will Eisner's The Spirit on DC.

Was looking on here recently and realized Sheena's comics character is actually as old as Superman. She had a movie in the 80s.

Yeah, most news places probably don't know the old Blue Beetles, let alone the other Mystery Men (and Women) like The Flame and Green Mask, etc.


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Was looking on here recently and realized Sheena's comics character is actually as old as Superman. She had a movie in the 80s.


Sheena was first published in 1937 in Australia and New Zealand, correct? 
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From MLJ/Archie the Shield & Bob Phantom both appeared in 1939.

Bob Phantom is only remembered by folks like us, but the Shield was the first patriotic U.S. hero. Given that Captain America is now known world wide, his predecessor ought to get some recognition.