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Old 12-20-2011, 08:29 PM   #90
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Default Re: What was Mark Waid's issues with the 1986 retelling?

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Your point, which you're cherrypicking data to try to make a case for Batman being bigger than Superman in the 1960s
That is not my point, I stated my point perfectly clear in my last post.

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You want to argue that a good chunk of the foundation for Superman's success in the 1960s was laid down in the 1950s, that's fair.
I said nothing of the sort.

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They liked Superman then.
I haven't claimed they didn't. Superman sold comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, toys, party paper plates, and any other thing the ingenuity of the American manufactures could put on the market. Superman didn't sell because of a superior writing and artistic merit of his books. Superman sold because he was legendary, such a popular part of American culture. The Batmania of 1966 and 1967 boosted Batman popularity and success, but it was a short lived fad due to Batman's campy image popularized by Adam West and Burt Ward, as the camp fad went out of fashion.

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Wow, brilliant post, man. Seriously, I couldn't possibly counter debate that. That post is a thing of beauty and a joy forever. You're obviously a true scholar of Batman lore
You've convinced me. Well played, sir. It's great to debate with someone who has the hard facts to back up what they say

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