Are You Reading the Spinner Rack?
Posted: 3/27/2009 by Collectors Society
The Spinner Rack is the wildly popular article series in the CGC email newsletter that offers creative insight and humerous commentary on classic comic book story arcs of the Silver Age and early Bronze Age.
It's authored by Joanna Sandsmark, a former writer for DC Comics and TV’s Weird Science, and the author of a handful of great books.
In her two-part article, "Giant Heads and Enormous Bodies," she explores how superheroes have to cope with a sudden endowment of increased brain function: "One would think that having a massive intellect would be a desirable thing. Unfortunately, in the DC Universe, you can't get hyper-intelligent without your head becoming an outsized, egg-shaped bald dome." Also, in the Spinner Rack" you'll learn what happens when cover art became more important than the story: "Goofy Covers." For example, she recounts a favorite, "Wonder Woman versus The Paper Man (Wonder Woman #165). He was a man made out of a single sheet of newspaper. Now that's menacing! A two-part article on comic book marraige, I Do... Sort Of, provides perspective on what its like to be a superhero who can save the planet, but not his marraige.
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