Today we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down our comics-loving memory lane. We're looking at letter columns and the oft-creative titles to those necessary-reading pages. After loving on the artwork below, let us know what you think. Did you regularly read the letters pages? What did you think of the writers and editorial responses? Were there any letters that were memorable? Did you ever have a letter published?
By the way, you may notice that a) this is not an inclusive list, and b) we've left out some heavy hitters, like the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. We will be running a follow-up post with some of Marvel's big guns, taking an historical look at those letters pages. Stay tuned for that. The Brave and the Bold 136 (September 1977)
Captain America 140 (August 1971)
The Cat 3 (April 1973)
Daredevil 116 (December 1974)
Defenders 45 (March 1977)
Detective Comics 476 (April 1978)
Hero for Hire 15 (November 1973)
Incredible Hulk 196 (February 1976)
Jungle Action 11 (September 1974)
Ka-Zar 3 (May 1974)
Marvel Team-Up 20 (April 1974)
Marvel Team-Up 69 (May 1978)
Marvel Two-In-One (February 1976)
Shogun Warriors 19 (August 1980)
Star Wars 99 (September 1985)
Sub-Mariner 67 (November 1973)
Superboy 199 (November 1973)
Superboy & the Legion of Super-Heroes 232 (October 1977)
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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, also both married.
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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