Doug: Today's query plays right off of Karen's question yesterday, when she asked you about the wonders of your youth that somehow went missing -- sold, mom threw it out, flat-out disappeared... We'd like you to address things you never did own, but wish you had.
Was it a particular comic book or longer comic story? Was it one of the "big books", like a treasury edition or something in the Origins of Marvel Comics series? Did you have a childhood friend who you envied to no end, because he/she always had cooler stuff than you? As always, give us some details -- tell us why you wished you'd have had this item. And if you're serious, are you considering purchasing it somehow now?
We're looking forward to hearing your "wish lists". One of my "wants" is below (I only had -- and still have -- Kid Flash):
Here's another one that somehow didn't make it into the grocery cart. I'm pretty sure my mom had to come find me before she checked out the day I discovered this, because I recall standing at the magazine rack just drooling all over the enlarged John Buscema interiors:
After many requests, we have finally signed up for an email address dedicated to the Bronze Age Babies. Now if you have something to discuss, and don't want to do it publicly, you can write to us at bronzeagebabies AT yahoo DOT com. Both Doug and Karen will monitor that address, and will reply promptly as necessary.
Additionally, you can still reach out to us through our Suggestion Box (linked at the top of this page) or via Twitter -- @bronzeagebabies.
Karen and Doug
We don't own property rights for any of the images we show on Bronze Age Babies -- those copyrights are retained by their respective owners. Most images are from books, etc. that we have individually purchased, while others have been copied from the Internet. All images are displayed here for the purpose of education and review within the "fair use" terms of U.S. Code: Title 17, Sec. 107. If we've used something we shouldn't have, please ask and we'll take it down. Thank you -- Doug and Karen
Meet the Bronze Age Babies
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 sons in college, one working on a BA, the older an MA. This makes Doug feel old.
Karen originally hails from northern 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...
Doug's Selling His Comics!
You can find my active auctions by clicking here. My eBay ID is dlw66.
You can see a wonderful discussion on collecting comics and also follow Doug's progress by clicking here. And, an updated conversation can be seen here.
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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