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Metamorpho as loyal company front man

April 19, 2013

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It’s perhaps a testament to Metamorpho’s brief 1960s run of popularity that he was made the front man for this subscription ad, over stalwarts like Superman and Batman. It was down to either him or Bob Hope, I guess.

Has “Kooksville” ever been uttered in all of human history? Or is it just one of those words that you see written down — mainly in 1960s Teen Titans comics?

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  1. April 19, 2013 2:06 pm

    That’s the period when DC decided to get hip. Marvel was using cool language for a long time. Johnny Storm, Peter Parker, Ben Grimm and Bruce Banner’s sidekick Rick all talked with the hip lingo of the time, Daddio. By comparison, all of the DC heroes used stilted language. Read any typical cover of any early to mid 60s DC comic and you’ll see. Even Krypto in his babytalk fashion. Another thing was how you often got a mini description in the word balloon. Forexample, Superman might say or (think), “Only Bruce Wayne knows that Clark Kent is really Superman. He mustn’t tell Lois Lane!” When Marvel started with the coolspeak, DC suddenly became obviously boring. Hence Metamorpho, et. al.

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