Thursday, May 20, 2010

Silver Age Gold

I'm still huffing and puffing to get back up to speed on all my blogging, and I apologize for that. I've also been less than considerate of Ryan Choi fans, and have decided to begin covering more of his stories in the coming weeks, if only to better educate myself about the character. None of this will happen today.

Instead, I'll take advantage of a link from The Aquaman Shrine that offered a blurb about Silver Age Gold's Not-So-Secret Origins of the JLA Week. Amongst the lot is the origin story of the very white, but at least (lapsed retconned) Jewish Ray Palmer.

Now, I personally refuse to scan whole stories of copyrighted material and offer them publicly, but I'm perfectly willing to link to those who do. Besides, with the dismissive attitude toward Palmer from the blogosphere of late, I think some of these sons of bitches (Jean?) could use a shot of Vitamin K(ane) in the form of "Birth of the Atom"! You know, from 1961's Showcase #34, as opposed to "Hong Kong Scientist Handed Another Dude's Identity" from four years ago.


LissBirds said...

What? People dismissing Ray Palmer? Shame on the blogosphere. Though, actually, the fact that he's dismissed makes me like him all the more. He just kinda belongs in an underappreciated role. So that when he does something intelligent/incredible/heroic, people will say, "Oh, I forgot how cool that Atom guy is. How come I never noticed him before?"

Diabolu Frank said...

That's exactly right!