Doug: No, no guest writer today -- it's just me. However, I have an idea and I'd like to pass it along in order to get even more participation going in what is shaping up to be a really fun wrinkle we've added to the BAB.
Doug: Before getting too far, I just want to say again how thrilled we are to have the quality of guest writing grace this space. Thus far Mikes W. and S. have certainly held their own, and hasn't Edo provided a little stretching to the fare normally reviewed around here! I think you'll all be excited on Monday to see what Dr. Oyola has in store for you, as well. So many, many thanks and huge kudos to everyone who's "in" to this point. You are appreciated.
Doug: I've long thought about today's proposal, and maybe it's an idea familiar to others. My local newspaper runs a periodic feature called "The 100-Word Review"; there are also websites dedicated to such things. The object of choice in our paper is generally a record album, but I've thought for months that the subject could be anything. Why not an episode of a TV show? A comic book story? A toy? A game? A film? A song? See -- the possibilities are vast. I don't know if this is easy or not -- never attempted it myself. But I figured I'd toss this out, as maybe we have some readers who have been thinking about dipping their toe in the BAB-Guest-Writer-water and were feeling a little nervous about it. Why not try this? Talk about starting small!
Doug: If any of our readers are interested, just drop us an email at our BAB address -- over on the sidebar. We'll get right back to you and begin whatever process needs to begin! You'll find it's all rather painless. Good luck!
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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