Doug: Back on Monday, November 30, I was watching the Chicago Bulls play the San Antonio Spurs in an NBA tilt. It was playoff-caliber basketball, and the level of talent on the floor was top notch throughout the game. The stars played like stars, and the role players did their thing. In the end it was an exciting finish, certainly worthy of the investment of my time. During the game I was texting with my sons and I made the comment that if I wasn't a Bulls fan I could be a Spurs fan. I don't really follow that team, but every time I do see them play I really appreciate their style. In a league where most of the players are "all about me" and many, many players just lollygag through the season to get to the playoffs, the Spurs are one of those clubs that always plays hard, they share the ball, they guard, and although they have future Hall-of-Famers on their roster there are no prima donnas.
Doug: All that was to say this -- we all have favorites: athletic teams, movies, foods, musical artists, superheroes, comics creators, etc. The door is wide open today. Pick something or someone that is your very favorite, and then suggest that if it/he/she was not, then you could get fully on board with something/someone else.
Doug: It's pretty well-documented that the Avengers are my favorite super-team. But if I wasn't an Avengers fan, my money would be firmly in the corner of the Fantastic Four. When I was buying back issues I was of course putting almost all of my resources toward finishing my complete run of The Avengers. But if I'd been wanting to chase another book, it would have been the FF (fully knowing that once I got down to those first half dozen issues I'd most likely have been on the outside looking in).
Doug: Your turn now -- anyone going to get in the corner of chocolate donuts after powdered sugar donuts?
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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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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
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