Doug: It's been a loooooooonnnnngggggg time since we've called in the fashion police around here. Today's victim, er... examinee... is the Winsome Wasp herself -- Janet van Dyne Pym. Rather than spend hours of our own time spelunking through the Avengers DVD-ROM in search of all of Janet's costume changes (when we could be writing a bunch of other missives to throw your Bronze Age way), we've included the link to the totally awesome Avengers poster that George Perez and Tom Smith produced back in 1993. Clicking on it should take you to the website that's doing the hosting, and you'll be able to get a much larger image.
Doug: So today's Dressed for Success is sort of a do-it-yourself job. What we'd like you to do is to see the larger image and check the periphery of the poster -- you'll note that Perez included the Wasp in 30 different costumes! It's really a fun history lesson (and speaking of the history of the team, Perez has expressed his regrets that when he drew this he did not include the characters in their classic costumes, but clothed them in what was current at the time. I, too, wish he'd done the former). Then come back here and let us know which costumes you liked/didn't like, and which ones bring back fond memories. After a day or so, Karen and/or I will get back on and give a summation as to whether the greater BAB community deemed Ms. Van Dyne a Success or a Fashion Disaster.
Our collaborators, Martinex1 and Redartz, have opened a new blog called Back in the Bronze Age... If you have liked the sorts of topics seen here on Bronze Age Babies, then you are going to feel right at home at Back in the Bronze Age... Give them a visit!
Karen and Doug
Bronze Age Babies, Unite!
On Sunday, 4/23/17, Martinex1, Doug, and Redartz gathered for a day of fun at C2E2 in Chicago. It was great to finally meet in person after years of online cameraderie.
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Karen and Doug met on the Avengers Assemble! message board back in September 2006. On June 16 2009 they went live with the Bronze Age Babies blog, sharing their love for 1970s and '80s pop culture with readers who happen by each day. You'll find conversations on comics, TV, music, movies, toys, food... just about anything that evokes memories of our beloved pasts!
Doug is a high school social science teacher and department chairman living south of Chicago; he also does contract work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is married with two adult sons and a daughter-in-law.
Karen originally hails from California and now works in scientific research/writing in the Phoenix area. She often contributes articles to Back Issue magazine. She is married. She hangs out with Joe Biden occasionally.
Believe it or not, the Bronze Age Babies have never spoken to each other...
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Dig Karen's Work Here? Then You Should Check Her Out in Back Issue!
BI #44 is available for digital download and in print. I've read Karen's article on reader reaction to Gerry Conway's ASM #121-122, and it's excellent. This entire magazine was fun! -- Doug
Back Issue #45
As if Karen's work on Spidey in the Bronze Age wasn't awesome enough, she's at it again with a look at the romance of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch in Back Issue's "Odd Couples" issue -- from TwoMorrows!
Karen's talking the Mighty Thor in the Bronze Age!
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