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Andrew NDB 07-03-2007 05:27 AM

Lettercol
 
What did hardcore GL fans in 1961 say about their favorite character? Did a quick scan of the lettercol to #7.

http://www.thegreenlanterncorps.com/7lettercol0.jpg

http://www.thegreenlanterncorps.com/7lettercol.jpg

Parrylakks 07-03-2007 07:52 AM

I like the one about not introducing companions.

GLJIMT 07-03-2007 10:23 AM

I wonder how many of those letter writters are still big GL fans or still alive for that matter

Martley of 2814 07-03-2007 04:56 PM

Crazy that 's over 40 years in the past. Yeah, I wondered what happened to these fans....

Cephied Variable 07-04-2007 02:26 AM

This is over fourty years old, and the comic book fans writing in sound exactly the same as they do today. It's almost comforting to know that some things *truly* never change.

I really miss letter columns. Back when I was an X-Men and Sonic reading little girl, I would always be excited to finish an issue because I had the LETTERS COLUMN!!!! to look forwards to. Hell, even now whenever I buy a batch of older comics, the first thing I do it flip to the back and read the letters. I guess the theory here in getting rid of them is that fans can now communicate opinions through the internet. :P 20 years ago when, like, Terra first betrayed the Titans or whatever, there was no way to know what comic fans outside your circle of friends thought about plot twists BESIDES reading the letter columns.

But I still miss them. D:

Thanks for posting this!

raynersraider 07-09-2007 12:00 AM

I wish letter columns would come back. There was something nice about reading feedback right in the comic itself. Plus, if you sent letters in yourself, there's always the off-chance that you'd get your name printed in your favorite comic and have a small place in your comic forever.

Very fanboy(and girl)-ish, yes. That was the point. And the best lettercols were the one where the editor had a sense of humor in the responses or would give you some cool tidbits of info.

This lettercol from the past is great. It's nice to know that readers then were just as detail-oriented and critical as we can be.

And the guy that suggested Hal should get a buzzcut or use hair gel made me laugh. :D

Andrew NDB 07-09-2007 12:26 AM

There's no good reason why there shouldn't be lettercols anymore. Even 1 page.

Cephied Variable 07-09-2007 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raynersraider (Post 1816)
I wish letter columns would come back. There was something nice about reading feedback right in the comic itself. Plus, if you sent letters in yourself, there's always the off-chance that you'd get your name printed in your favorite comic and have a small place in your comic forever.

Very fanboy(and girl)-ish, yes.

But did you ever see that letter Geoff Johns got printed in a mid-90's Superboy comic where he suggested that maybe Kon got the other half of his DNA from Lex Luthor? That kind of made me laugh forever. And gave me hope that maybe one day I too could get a job working for DC and writing my crazy fanwank theories into canon (one day I WILL write the equivalent of Rebirth for Maxwell Lord!!!!!)

Another "favorite letter" of mine is in one of my old JLI issues where some random reader suggests that Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle have a team up. Giffen's reply is all like: "I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING ANYTIME SOON, SRY."

Andrew NDB 07-09-2007 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cephied Variable (Post 1824)
But did you ever see that letter Geoff Johns got printed in a mid-90's Superboy comic where he suggested that maybe Kon got the other half of his DNA from Lex Luthor? That kind of made me laugh forever. And gave me hope that maybe one day I too could get a job working for DC and writing my crazy fanwank theories into canon (one day I WILL write the equivalent of Rebirth for Maxwell Lord!!!!!)

Another "favorite letter" of mine is in one of my old JLI issues where some random reader suggests that Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle have a team up. Giffen's reply is all like: "I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING ANYTIME SOON, SRY."

Did he really? hahah

I have a letter printed in Batman #511 that, as I recall, they really butchered. Also tons of letters in the Mirage TMNT comics.

raynersraider 07-09-2007 02:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cephied Variable (Post 1824)
But did you ever see that letter Geoff Johns got printed in a mid-90's Superboy comic where he suggested that maybe Kon got the other half of his DNA from Lex Luthor? That kind of made me laugh forever. And gave me hope that maybe one day I too could get a job working for DC and writing my crazy fanwank theories into canon (one day I WILL write the equivalent of Rebirth for Maxwell Lord!!!!!)

Another "favorite letter" of mine is in one of my old JLI issues where some random reader suggests that Booster Gold and the Blue Beetle have a team up. Giffen's reply is all like: "I DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING ANYTIME SOON, SRY."

Geoff Johns wrote that in and they published it?? That's great! :D See, that's why those lettercols were so great...little nuggets like that...

I never got a letter published...my friend got one in an issue of Uncanny X-Men, and it was edited slightly, but mostly intact.

Cephied Variable 07-09-2007 02:18 AM

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Originally Posted by raynersraider (Post 1842)
I never got a letter published...my friend got one in an issue of Uncanny X-Men, and it was edited slightly, but mostly intact.

I wrote more letters than I can remember to the old Archie Sonic franchise between the ages of seven and twelve. I never, EVER got a letter printed, but I once received a letter and 'Sonic & Knuckles' poster from the editor of Archie Comics for having my name appear in the 'Find Your Name in Print' page more than any other fan (it's kind of weird that they kept track of that).

Nived 07-09-2007 05:52 AM

I got many letters published back in the day. Even have one in Hal Jordan's Funeral Issue. No I wont tell you which one because my then lack of GL history knowledge embarrasses me.

Cephied Variable 07-09-2007 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nived (Post 1971)
I got many letters published back in the day. Even have one in Hal Jordan's Funeral Issue. No I wont tell you which one because my then lack of GL history knowledge embarrasses me.

I admit I immediately went to read that letter section upon reading that. XDD

Nived 07-09-2007 06:10 AM

I was young I had yet to read the original Hard Traveling Heroes... I didn't know about the cover referance.

I DIDN'T KNOW!

Ah well we live, we learn.

Cephied Variable 07-09-2007 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nived (Post 1980)
I was young I had yet to read the original Hard Traveling Heroes... I didn't know about the cover referance.

I DIDN'T KNOW!

Ah well we live, we learn.

SEE, NOW THAT YOU'VE SAID THAT, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE! :O :O :O

it's okay, a year and a half ago I wouldn't have known wtf the cover reference was either (I'M A QUICK STUDY NOOB OR SOMETHING. OH YEAH).

(hey at least you weren't the guy who inferred that Kyle and Connor's friendship was better and cooler than Ollie and Hal's!)

Nived 07-09-2007 04:42 PM

Yeesh I just pulled it out of the longbox and read it. I thought a Lobo/Kyle issue would be 'cool'. The things we think rock when we're 14.

Kevin T Brown 07-10-2007 04:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Martley of 2814 (Post 1209)
Crazy that 's over 40 years in the past. Yeah, I wondered what happened to these fans....

Well, I know what happened to at least one fan who wrote letters *cough* 25 some years ago....

He's responding to your post. ;)

Andrew NDB 07-10-2007 04:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Kevin T Brown (Post 2168)
Well, I know what happened to at least one fan who wrote letters *cough* 25 some years ago....

He's responding to your post. ;)

What comics are your letters in, Mr. Brown?

GLJIMT 07-10-2007 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nived (Post 2028)
Yeesh I just pulled it out of the longbox and read it. I thought a Lobo/Kyle issue would be 'cool'. The things we think rock when we're 14.

Hey, Guy/Lobo was good IMHO.

Raker616 07-10-2007 08:42 AM

Great read, I like the idea that when i'm 40 i'll still be a GL fan and pass it down to my kids like my pops did to me.

Tazer 07-12-2007 08:10 PM

Yo.

I thought the fan "Dorun Aronoff" was funny in her focus of the relationships w/in the title; she sounded like a typical girl to me :spritz:



Tazer

raynersraider 07-13-2007 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin T Brown (Post 2168)
Well, I know what happened to at least one fan who wrote letters *cough* 25 some years ago....

He's responding to your post. ;)

You're not that Uncle Elvis guy, are you? :D

Big Daddy Dave Skywalker 07-18-2007 01:11 AM

Reading the letter collumns was always one of my favorite parts of reading comics! When I was a kid in the days before the internet, that was all we had to go on! I was too young and didn't have enough money to go to conventions, so I always read the LCs. It's funny hearing you guys recall specific letters; I remember a lot of old letters other people wrote, and thought I must be the only one!

I had seven letters printed in DC books over the years, but never one in GL. I wish they'd at least bring ONE page back, it'd certainly be better than the page they waste every week with Didio's ramblings. Or theramblings of his coworkers. If they're going to do that, why not a one page LC again?

Lord Malvolio 07-28-2007 09:13 PM

Who here has had letters printed in GL?
 
I have had maybe three or four letters printed in GL and Spectre. I'll try to scan them someday and post them. Anyone else?

edit: D'oh there is already a letters thread. Please merge!

Andrew NDB 07-29-2007 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Cormier (Post 3414)
I wish they'd at least bring ONE page back, it'd certainly be better than the page they waste every week with Didio's ramblings. Or theramblings of his coworkers. If they're going to do that, why not a one page LC again?

That's what I've been saying. One page isn't going to kill them.


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