Saturday, April 1, 2017

UBA #10 - GL/GA 85 & 86

Uncovering the Bronze Age #10 -- When Snowbirds Fall!

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This time around, Em talks about a truly classic comic book story. These stories tackle the twin scourges of drugs and bad mentoring. What gets abused more in this storyline: heroin, or Roy Harper? Listen to the episode .. and find out!

Green Lantern / Green Arrow #85 & 86, "Snowbirds Don't Fly" and "They Say It'll Kill Me ... But They Won't Way When," by Denny O'Neil, with art by Neal Adams and Dick Giordano, DC Comics, cover-dated Aug/Sep and Oct/Nov, 1971.

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Promo #1: Two True Freaks
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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these legendary issues. It's sad, the books are famed for their anti-drugs message and my abiding impression was how darned sexy and sophisticated Dinah Lance was.

    It's funny, when Denny O'Neil went to edit Iron Man he brought back Tony Stark's alcoholism, saying it was too quickly sorted out originally - Tony was OK, pretty much, by the end of #128, Demon in a Bottle, having only admitted his problem that issue. But he'd had Roy kick drugs in a week. How ironic >choke<.

  2. That did seem like an awfully fast recovery and life-change. -- Prof Alan