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Superhero shrinkage
For God's Sake -- someone help poor little Doll Man before he drowns (!) in Doll Man Quarterly #10 by Al Bryant. You can't make her talk (but squeeze tighter anyway!) in "Wonder Woman" #210 by Ric Estrada; and Greenskin meets Ant-Man and friends eye to eye in "The Incredible Hulk" #54 by Herb Trimpe/John Severin. Please hurry ... Doll Man is drowning...
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Batman (and Robin) pinups by
Moldoff and Infantino/Anderson


Before he was the Dark Knight, he was just plain old Batman. Happy. Surrounded by bright colors. Now? Well ... not so much. You know, what with the recent mind-wiping and all. A look at a bygone era from Sheldon Moldoff, and the architects of the "old" "new look" Batman, Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson. Click the pics for bigger versions!
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More superhero shrinkage

I hope you're having fun. While you sit and read this, Doll Man drowns. But wait -- you think Doll Man has it bad? Try getting run over by a car, being flattened with an iron, then getting hung in a butterfly display case! It all happened to the Atom, in Atom #17, 16, and 35 by Kane/Anderson/Greene. By the way ... Doll Man is losing consciousness... yet you do nothing. Granny Goodness will be so proud of you.

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A page by Russ Heath

Here's a page of original art by the merely magnificent Russ Heath, draftsman par excellence, from "Star Spangled War Stories" #182. You can't see a thing in that crappy little thumbnail pic at left, but if you click the pic or here, I, Robby Reed, personally guarantee you will be amazed at Heath's beautiful work. I only wish the scan was a little better. But don't stare at it too long. Dollman -- remember? Drowning? Needs your help? OK.

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Spidey's magnetic personality

Did you know you can buy a while bunch of superhero magnets? Here's a tingling Spider-Man, wondering how he went from being a major motion picture star to holding up children's drawings on refrigerators. Click the pic or here to see the entire League of Magnetic Superheroes.

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Hawkman: I have asthma

The stress of war is taking its toll on Hawkman. The Thanagarian recently disclosed that after years of high-atmosphere flying, he has Asthma. Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs, causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. It is with you all the time, but you may have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs.
Doctor Mid-Nite has theorized that Hawkman may have been affected by accidental inhalation of 9th metal fumes. "Hopefully," Mcnider told reporters, "Hawkman can be cured by Dr. Fate, in time to lead Thanagar to victory against Rann."


Still more superhero shrinkage

Atom ignores his even smaller teammates in Justice League of America # 8 by Sekowsky/Anderson, and Cap hits the spot in Captain Marvel Adventures #52 by C.C. Beck. Oh, and you can forget about Dollman. He died and went to hell (Dollman Quarterly #5), where he is now being tortured by Satan. Who knew?

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