Karen: The drive-in theater, that All-American icon, is sadly nearly extinct. It was a place for the whole family to bundle up in the station wagon (kids, put on your pajamas!) and go see a film -or two. Or, if you were in your teen years, it might have been the spot of many an amorous adventure! Care to share any memories of the Drive-In? I'll start: I was just a tot but I was terribly excited that we were going to go see Planet of the Apes at our local drive-in. Mom and Dad did the usual -they put blankets and pillows in the back of the station wagon for me and my brother, and off we went. Before the movie started, we cavorted in the little playground behind the snack bar, waiting for it to get dark. Finally the cartoons began and we returned to the car. After watching a few of those, the movie finally came on. I watched enthralled through the astronauts crashing on the mysterious planet, exploring, being chased through the tall grass, and then, inexplicably, I fell asleep. Hey, I was only 4! I awoke as my Dad started the engine. What? It was over? Where were the apes? I had to wait til the film was shown on TV a few years later to actually find out!
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
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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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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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