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Don’t Send Me No More Letters No – We Get It, Krypton is a Element. Enough Already.

Here’s a new feature where I just spotlight responses that amuse me for whatever reason by Mort Weisinger to letters fans wrote in to the Superman family of titles back in the 1950s and 1960s. Here is an archive of past installments.

In this first installment, it’s a response to a missive from a fan who noted the amusing coincidence that Superman’s home planet, Krypton, is the name of an element…

I just love how diplomatically Weisinger essentially says, “We GET it already! Stop writing in to tell us this! We get it!”

If you have any Weisinger responses that amuse you for whatever reason, send ‘em in to me at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!


Yeah, but can you blame him?

Brian Cronin

May 3, 2013 at 2:31 am

Oh, not at all. I just liked how he phrased it.

I could get into this feature.

How many columns is this now with Dylan lyrics as their titles? (Desolation Row, I think? The My Chemical Romance cover from the Watchmen soundtrack is a very different version, but I’m quite fond of it.)

Just another reader trying to identify a “boo-boo” to get his letter published.

@Michael – It seems appropriate that “Desolation Row” was used as a theme for Watchmen, since Alan Moore’s title for the first chapter of the graphic novel was taken form that song (“At Midnight All the Agents”).

Brian Cronin

May 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

Oh yeah, that certainly seems to have been the intent of them having that song on the soundtrack.

I didn’t say that that was the intent of them having the song on the soundtrack, only that it seems appropriate that it be there.

This should be a fun feature!

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