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Action Comics

Action Comics is an American comic book/magazine series that introduced Superman, one of the first major superhero characters. The publisher was known as National Allied Publications, as National Comics Publications and as National Periodical Publications, before taking on its current name of DC Comics, its original incarnation ran from 1938 to 2011 and stands as one of the longest-running comic books with consecutively numbered issues. A second volume of Action Comics beginning with issue #1 ran from 2011 to 2016. Action Comics returned to its original numbering beginning with issue #957. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster saw their creation, launched in Action Comics #1 on April 18, 1938, an event which began the Golden Age of Comic Books. Siegel and Shuster had tried for years to find a publisher for their Superman character—originally conceived as a newspaper strip—without success. Superman was a bald madman created by Siegel and Shuster who used his telepathic abilities to wreak havoc on mankind.

He appeared in Shuster's book Science Fiction. Siegel commented, "What if this Superman was a force for good instead of evil?" The writer and artist had worked on several features for National Allied Publications' other titles such as Slam Bradley in Detective Comics and were asked to contribute a feature for National's newest publication. They submitted Superman for consideration and, after re-pasting the sample newspaper strips they had prepared into comic book page format, National decided to make Superman the cover feature of their new magazine. After seeing the published first issue, publisher Harry Donenfeld dismissed the featured strip as ridiculous and ordered it never to be on the cover of the series again. Subsequent reports of the first issue's strong sales and follow up investigations revealed that Superman was the reason, thus the character returned to the covers, becoming a permanent presence in issue 19 onward. Action Comics was an anthology title featuring a number of other stories in addition to the Superman story.

Zatara, a magician, was one of the other characters. There was the hero Tex Thompson, who became Mr. America and the Americommando. Vigilante enjoyed a lengthy run in this series. Sometimes stories of a more humorous nature were included, such as those of Hayfoot Henry, a policeman who talked in rhyme; the series saw the introduction of several characters and themes which would become longstanding elements of the Superman mythos. Lois Lane made her debut in the first issue with Superman. An unnamed "office boy" with a bow tie makes a brief appearance in the story "Superman's Phony Manager" published in Action Comics #6, claimed to be Jimmy Olsen's first appearance by several reference sources. Superman was first depicted as possessing the power of flight in issue #13. Other new superpowers depicted for the first time for the character included X-ray vision in issue #18 and telescopic vision and super-breath in issue #20. Luthor, a villain who would become Superman's archenemy, was introduced in issue #23.

The original Toyman was created by writer Don Cameron and artist Ed Dobrotka in issue #64. By 1942, artist Wayne Boring, one of Shuster's assistants, had become a major artist on Superman. Under editor Mort Weisinger, the Action Comics title saw a further expansion of the Superman mythology. Writer Jerry Coleman and Wayne Boring created the Fortress of Solitude in issue #241 and Otto Binder and Al Plastino debuted the villain Brainiac and the Bottle City of Kandor in the next issue the following month; the size of the issues was decreased as the publisher was reluctant to raise the cover price from the original 10 cents, so there were fewer stories. For a while, Congo Bill and Tommy Tomorrow were the two features in addition to Superman. Writer Robert Bernstein and artist Howard Sherman revamped the "Congo Bill" backup feature in issue #248 in a story wherein the character gained the ability to swap bodies with a gorilla and his strip was renamed Congorilla; the introduction of Supergirl by Otto Binder and Al Plastino occurred in issue #252.

Following this debut appearance, Supergirl adopted the secret identity of an orphan "Linda Lee" and made Midvale Orphanage her base of operations. In Action Comics # 261, her pet cat Streaky was introduced by Jim Mooney. Supergirl joined the Legion of Super-Heroes in issue #276 and acted for three years as Superman's "secret weapon," until her existence was revealed in Action Comics #285. In the view of comics historian Les Daniels, artist Curt Swan became the definitive artist of Superman in the early 1960s with a "new look" to the character that replaced Wayne Boring's version. Bizarro World first appeared in the story "The World of Bizarros!" in issue #262. Writer Jim Shooter created the villain the Parasite in Action Comics #340. Mort Weisinger retired from DC in 1970 and his final issue of Action Comics was issue #392. Murray Boltinoff became the title's editor until issue #418. Metamorpho was the backup feature in issues #413–418 after which the character had a brief run as the backup in World's Finest Comics.

Julius Schwartz became the editor of the series with issue #419 which introduced the Human Target by Len Wein and Carmine Infantino in the back-up feature. Green Arrow and Black Canary became a backup feature in #421 and ran through #458 rotating with the Human Target and the Atom. Between issues #423 and #424 (June 1

Caldwell–Hampton–Boylston House

Caldwell–Hampton–Boylston House is a historic home located at Columbia, South Carolina. It was built between 1820 and 1830, is a three-story, five bay, clapboard clad frame dwelling in the Greek Revival style, it features a projecting front porch. On the property is contributing ironwork and brick fencing, a stable/carriage house, garden gazebo, tea house. In 1874–1876, it was the residence of South Carolina Reconstruction governor Daniel H. Chamberlain, who purchased the house in 1869, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is located in Columbia Historic District I

Jim Watson (Illinois politician)

Jim Watson is a former Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 97th district from 2001 through 2012. Watson’s background includes teaching at both the high school and college level and 10 years of business experience. Jim is a current Marine Corps reservist with the 3rd Civil Affairs Group in Camp Pendleton, CA, is a veteran of the first Gulf War, he was redeployed to Iraq in 2007-2008. In the General Assembly, Representative Watson has been a strong advocate for veterans’ rights, serving as the Republican Spokesman for the Veterans Affairs Committee, his other committee assignments include Financial Institutions, Elementary & Secondary Education, Telecommunications, Public Utilities and State Government Administration. In addition to veterans’ issues, Watson continues to focus on education issues, fiscal responsibility, growing Illinois’ job market during his time in the General Assembly. Watson resides in Jacksonville. B. A. in History, Eastern Illinois University, 1988 M.

A. in History, Eastern Illinois University, 1990 M. B. A. University of Illinois at ChampaignUrbana, 1997 Vice-President, Wareco Convenience Stores, 1991–2001 Adjunct Professor, Strategic Management, MacMurray & Blackburn Colleges, Fall 1999 Social Studies Teacher, Highland High School, 1990 Graduate Assistant, Eastern Illinois University, 1989–1990 Social Studies Teacher, Auburn High School, 1988–1989 United States Marine Corps Reserve, 3rd Civil Affairs Group, 2007–Present Served in Operation Desert Storm, 1990–91 United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves, 1985–1991 Prairieland United Way Allocating Panel American Red Cross, Chairman of the 2005 Hero’s Campaign Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois Public Utilities, Spokesman Veteran’s Affairs, Spokesman Elementary & Secondary Education Gaming Financial Institutions Telecommunications Illinois General Assembly - Representative Jim Watson 97th District official IL House website Bills Committees Project Vote Smart - Representative James R.'Jim' Watson profile Follow the Money - Jim Watson 2006 2004 2002 campaign contributions Illinois House Republican Caucus - Jim Watson profile

Pascal Bieler

Pascal Bieler is a German football coach and former professional player. Bieler is the manager of Wuppertaler SV's U19 squad and assistant manager for the first team, he was a left defensive back and he is a product of the Hertha BSC youth academy. Four months after Bieler's arrival to Wuppertaler SV in the summer 2016, he retired and instead accepted a new role as assistant manager of the club's U19 squad. On 8 February 2018 the club announced, that U19 manager Christian Britscho had been promoted to the first team manager and Bieler would take charge of the U19 team as caretaker manager and would be assistant manager for the first team. On 27 April 2018 it was confirmed, that Bieler would remain as manager of the U19 squad alongside his role as assistant manager for the first team. After first team manager Adrian Alipour was fired on 25 March 2019, Bieler was appointed as caretaker manager for the rest of the season. Pascal Bieler at Pascal Bieler at Scoresway

Baron Northbourne

Baron Northbourne, of Betteshanger in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1884 for Sir Walter James, 2nd Baronet, who had earlier represented Kingston upon Hull in the House of Commons as a Conservative, his son, the second Baron, sat as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Gateshead. The latter's great-grandson, the fifth Baron, who succeeded his father in 1982, was one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that were allowed to remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, sat as a cross-bencher until his retirement in 2018; as of 2019, the titles are held by the sixth baron, who succeeded his father in that year. The James Baronetcy, of Langley Hall, in the County of Berkshire, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain in 1791 for the first Baron's grandfather Sir Walter James, the last Warden of the Mint. Born Walter James Head, he assumed by Act of Parliament the surname of James only in 1778, his son and heir John James notably served as Minister Plenipotentiary to the Netherlands.

The latter was the father of the second Baronet, raised to the peerage in 1884. The Hon. Cuthbert James, second son of the second Baron, represented Bromley in the House of Commons as a Conservative between 1919 and 1930; the first Baron Northbourne was the grandson of Robert Stewart, 1st Marquess of Londonderry, making him first cousin twice removed of Sir Winston Churchill, the grandson of his first cousin Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane, Duchess of Marlborough. He was the great grandson of Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden. Sir Walter James James, 1st Baronet Sir Walter Charles James, 2nd Baronet Walter Charles James, 1st Baron Northbourne Walter Henry James, 2nd Baron Northbourne Walter John James, 3rd Baron Northbourne Walter Ernest Christopher James, 4th Baron Northbourne Christopher George Walter James, 5th Baron Northbourne Charles Walter Henry James, 6th Baron Northbourne The heir apparent is his elder son, Hon. Henry Christopher William James. Kidd, Williamson, David. Debrett's Baronetage.

New York: St Martin's Press, 1990, Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages

With All Due Respect – The Irish Sessions

With All Due Respect – The Irish Sessions is an album by American rock band Young Dubliners. The album was released on February 13, 2007; the album consists of renditions of traditional Irish folk songs and features covers of songs by Irish bands The Dubliners and The Pogues. "Follow Me Up to Carlow" "Fall from Grace with God" "I'll Tell Me Ma" "Weila Waile" "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" "McAlpine's Fusiliers" "Aishley Falls" "Foggy Dew" "A Pair of Brown Eyes" "Leaving of Liverpool" "Rocky Road to Dublin" "Raglan Road" "The Auld Triangle" Keith Roberts - lead vocals, acoustic guitar Chas Waltz - violin, keyboards, vocals Dave Ingraham - drums, percussion Bob Boulding - electric & acoustic guitars, vocals Brendan Holmes - bass, vocals