Year-end window closing wrap up, part 1

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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5 Responses

  1. mike weber says:

    WKRP in Columbus (Columbus GA) must have let the call go, i guess.

  2. Rick Keating says:

    With regard to the Lone Ranger, it was established in both the radio and TV series that Capt. Dan Reid and his younger brother (who was never given a first name in either series) had a silver mine. It was from that mine (overseen by a trusted friend named Jim) that the younger Reid, now known as the Lone Ranger, obtained the silver for his bullets. When he refreshed his supply of silver bullets, he did so at the mine.Rick

    • Glenn Hauman says:

      I'm not disputing where he got the silver, I'm just disputing what it takes to make a silver bullet. A campfire won't come close to making the heat needed to melt the silver– silver melts at 1763.474 F.

      • Rick Keating says:

        I've no doubt you're right about the campfire, but I'm not aware of any episode of either the radio or TV series that either stated or implied that the Lone Ranger made any of his silver bullets while sitting around a campfire. The implication given in both series is that whatever process is necessary to make the bullets took place in or around the mine (presumably, that was one of Jim's full-time jobs). Now whether silver bullets have any real-world benefit from a marksman's point of view is another matter; but in the fictional world of the Lone Ranger, where they apparently allow the shooter (or at least one of the Ranger's caliber) to shoot a gun out of someone's hand without destroying said hand (and/or any of the fingers), they're the darlings of the bullet community.But again, no bullet-making campfire scenes that I'm aware of.Rick.

    • mike weber says:

      I'm not sure if silver would be a good bullet material, anyway – it may be too hard, leading to rapid erosion of the barrel.From that standpoint, gold would be better (and i read somewhere that at least one Indian tribe *did* make gold bullets because they could get gold but not lead), but it would have the problem of barrel fouling (lead does, too, but gold would be much worse).