Readers' Write (15): Who's the Best...Sub-Mariner Artist AND Version of a Character With Multiple Versions?
While Karen and Doug are on vacation in January, our readers have
been entrusted with carrying on the daily conversations. Today's "Who's
the Best?" is a do-it-yourselfer. As we've done in the past, the first
commenter gets to pick today's topic of conversation.
speaking, "Who's the Best?" is for historical topics. For example, in the
past we've started conversations such as "Who's the Best -- Thor Artist?" and
"Who's the Best -- Frankenstein Monster?" Start a conversation that is
broad enough to elicit an ongoing conversation, and that even might lend
itself to tangential musings.
Thanks for holding it down for us!
I'm going to exercise a bit of editorial control today. Reader M.P. brought up the topic of the Sub-Mariner, which we discussed at length a few years ago. However, frequent commenter Rip Jagger took M.P.'s mention of Jack Kirby's treatment of the character and turned the conversation toward Who's the Best... Sub-Mariner Artist? That's a worthy topic, and one I don't think we've covered in the past. Then our pal Osvaldo Oyola suggested a topic that plays off one we ran about 18 months ago when he asked Who's the Best... Version of a Character With Multiple Versions? So that's what we're doing today -- two topics for you to mull over. Thanks, everyone, for your participation over these weeks in January. Karen and I return with new material next Saturday! Doug
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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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