Welcome to a totally planned and not cause I forgot Friday edition of DC History. Ok I forgot, Christmas came early for me and I got something that made me forget to do this. But lets face it, the 50’s are kind of boring since most of the Superheroes took a break during them. So let get to it and soldier through.
The Truth about 1952:
Star Spangled Comics did change their name but to Star Spangled War Stories. But DC also renumbered the issues changing the 133 issue to issue number 3. For 200 issues it was the home of Enemy Ace and The Unknown Soldier and at issue 205 it got another name change to The Unknown Soldier.
Now for this week’s 2 Truths and a Lie. The year is 1953:
- Superman has a brother! Well kind of. Clark finds a guy named Halk Kar with no memory but a note from Jor-El. So obviously they conclude they’re brothers and start to fight crime together only Halk has no powers. Once Halk get his memory back he remembers being a Thoron who’s rocket crashed on Krypton and Jor-El just payed him forward.
- Batman in 3 Dimensions! Following the current trend in 3D movies, DC released a 3D comic book of Batman retelling three stories from the 1940s. It was reprinted twice in 1966 and 1990, although it was the only issue of Batman in 3D as 3D Comics didn’t really catch on.
- Wonder Woman goes Bye-Bye! Wonder Woman made her last Golden Age appearance with “Wonder Woman’s Wedding.” This story saw Steve trying to hoodwink the Diana into marrying him.