Doug: I think we've seen a little anxiety as we've gone on with some of the match-ups. There was quite a bit of love for Linda Carter's Wonder Woman earlier in the week; alas, she was no match for the birth of the graphic novel. However, isn't it interesting that the graphic novel faced one of the closer contests of the 1st round, somewhat narrowly moving on past Luke Cage. But if you're going to feel bad, shed some tears for Superman: The Movie. It moved past the treasury editions in the closest win of the 1st round, but just got hammered by Giant-Size X-Men #1 over the past few days.
Doug: Looking ahead to the latter half of this round, some things that jump out at me are the all-DC match of Jeanette Kahn's takeover of the company paired with the DC Implosion. What are you going to do with that? A phoenix-like rise vs. a bottoming-out. And at the bottom, the relaxation of the CCA vs. the Englehart/Rogers Batman. Food for thought on that one, particularly if you buy Englehart's claim that he basically "wrote" the 1989 Batman film. But isn't that the fun of this whole exercise? Everyone brings a different perspective to the voting.
Doug: So below is the updated bracket, so you can see what lies ahead. You might also note that I've gone back and added the raw votes to each match-up. I think that's interesting as we watch all of this play out.
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Karen and Doug
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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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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!
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