Doug: Last week our good friend David_b left us a suggestion for a post idea. He just wanted to drop us a line and fill us in on some of the Silver Age goodness he's come into lately. So we thought -- what the heck? -- why not open this up to everyone. In the past we've done some polls on buying habits of our readers, but that's been years ago. Today it's all you.
Doug: What are you buying, and let's also take a look at the flipside -- are you getting rid of anything? A long time ago (can't recall the post, but I think it was in an Open Forum titled "Why I Am Being Driven Away From Comics") I said that I was looking to liquidate some of my comics, but knew I'd never even recover the msrp on the stuff from the past 20 years. Well, I found out that the Resident Director in my sons' dorm is a fan of the Marvel movies. Last time we were visiting I ran into him and asked if his wife would kill him if he came into some comics. He laughed and said no, probably not. I took that as an "in" to come home and fill up a longbox for the guy. He is now the proud owner of the run of Ultimate Fantastic Four, the New Avengers I'd accumulated, most of the "Heroes Reborn" mini-series, the first dozen or so issues of DC's The Brave and the Bold Perez vehicle, etc. I did throw in a little Bronze Age love, too -- hey, I have a heart you know!
Doug: My accumulations, then? I think I've mentioned that I recently purchased the first volume of the Spider-Man newspaper reprints, volume two of Thor: The Eternals Saga, and the Chronicles of Conan, volume 4. I'm patiently awaiting the arrival very soon of Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis, which could be here within the week. You?
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.
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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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