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#1226566 - Thu Aug 16 2018 11:12 AM Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era
Wonder Boy
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I wanted to create a topic in the style of Llance.
I recall a topic of his along these lines on the old DC message boards.


Let's start with "The Gay Ghost" in SENSATION COMICS from 1942-1945.


Who for obvious reasons took in a name change to "The Grim Ghost" in the 1980's.





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#1226568 - Thu Aug 16 2018 11:24 AM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
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It would have been fun if, rather than distance the character from an odd name, they instead fully embraced it. Along the lines of the 1981 movie Zorro, The Gay Blade


Michael Bair did the art for the Grim Ghost story and for many of these SECRET ORIGINS revivals of Golden Age characters, that makes them worth seeking out.

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#1226569 - Thu Aug 16 2018 11:33 AM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
Wonder Boy
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One I recall from the old topic, FRISKY ANIMALS.






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#1226571 - Thu Aug 16 2018 02:02 PM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
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From BATMAN 251, art by Neal Adams.



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#1226572 - Thu Aug 16 2018 02:07 PM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
Wonder Boy
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Silver Age Batman and Robin is just a treasure trove of potential gay references.







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#1226573 - Thu Aug 16 2018 02:09 PM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
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#1226574 - Thu Aug 16 2018 02:13 PM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
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Alrighty then...

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#1226575 - Thu Aug 16 2018 02:16 PM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
Wonder Boy
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Punching a criminal while commenting on the bulge in his pocket... while wearing a gay-flag bat-costume.

Who could have anticipated that potential interpretation, circa 1957?


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#1226576 - Thu Aug 16 2018 02:19 PM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
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#1226580 - Thu Aug 16 2018 09:51 PM Re: Comics published in innocent times, that take on new meaning in the modern era [Re: Wonder Boy]
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 Originally Posted By: Wonder Boy






From BATMAN 251, art by Neal Adams.




the Joker aint laughing now.

Don't make old people mad.We don't like being old in the first place so it doesn't take much to piss us off!

“I'm about to do something very clever and a tiny bit against the rules of the universe. It's important that
I'm properly dressed.” Doctor Who

If you’re Gonna fight, fight like you're the third monkey on the ramp to Noah's Ark… and brother, it's startin' to rain.”
― Christopher Woods,

I can tell by the position of the sun in the sky, that is time for us to go. Until next time, I am Lothar of the Hill People!

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