Charlton vs Mighty MLJ

Two parallel universes from two silver age comic book publishers examined ad naseum!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Letter Columns: Charlton Bullseye Straight Shooting!

You just gotta love Charlton's 1970's approach to "just the facts". These guys never minced words and political correctness was not in their lexicon. Love the "Frank Roberge passed away...No replacement has been named at press time" treatment...as in "don't let the screen door hit ya where the dog should'a bit ya" axiom. No wonder they ended up failures in the end with this business approach.

Definitely a more blunt approach than Robin Snyder's Under the Gun column in Red Circle (aka Archie's Mighty Comics reinvented for the 80's).

3 comments:

The Ghost Who Blogs said...

FYI: I just nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger award. See today's post on my Silver Age Gold blog.

Best,

Aaron!

earth-two said...

Much appreciated, kind sir!

Blog into Mystery said...

They certainly didn't mince words, did they? Half the entries sound like the sort of bulletin you'd get when someone leaves a company under a cloud of suspicion. Like "X is no longer employed at this firm. That is all."