While Karen and Doug are on vacation in January, our readers have
been entrusted with carrying on the daily conversations. Today's "Spotlight On..." is a do-it-yourselfer. As we've done in the past, the first
commenter gets to pick today's topic of conversation.
speaking, "Spotlight On..." is for single creators. For example, in the
past we've started conversations on Barry Windsor-Smith, John Romita, and Joe Sinnott. We'd appreciate conversations that lean toward the positive side of things; rip jobs should be avoided. This is not to say that we don't tolerate honesty, but let's try to keep the focus on the meritorious aspect of a life spent in comics.
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
Super Blog Team-Up - You Can Still Check Out All the Great Content!
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 Feeling Melancholy - He's Selling His Comics!
After months of heart-rending introspection, with many hours devoted to inventory/grading/pricing, etc., I've decided to sell my comic books (and some other things, too). After hearing what dealers would most likely offer, I regrettably decided to go the eBay route. You can find my active auctions by clicking here. My eBay ID is dlw66.
The auctioning of my complete run of Avengers (1963), including Annuals and Giant-Size, and my run of Volume 3, is about over. Now we'll move on to Amazing Spider-Man.
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!
Click the cover to order a print or digital copy of Back Issue! #53, shipping NOW!