Inaugural Post - The Arc of Triumph? Avengers 158-159
Doug: If you're one of our regulars, you came here today seeking a review of a Chris Claremont-penned tale. After all, that's what we'd agreed to several weeks ago. I have to confess -- I just can't do those reviews any more, at least for the time being. I could make a list of excuses, and I'm sure they'd mirror the professional and private lives of most people here. If that is indeed the case, then you know where I'm coming from. But rather than go totally away from what Karen and I consider to be one of the hallmarks of this blog, we thought we could sort of backdoor a review by choosing a story arc and letting our readers reminisce on their impressions of the tale, the art, the events within, etc. So today we're going to dip our big toe into the water and see how this goes. We have a few other stories we're considering for the next couple of weeks -- consider this the test-marketing of an idea.
Doug: I may have said it before around here -- the first half of Avengers #158 is one of my favorite hero vs. hero battles in all of comicdom. Two powerhouses just thrashing each other -- can a room contain that much testosterone?? The rest of the story, and on into issue #159 is a bit more pedestrian in my opinion. But enough of me -- this is what this series should get away from. What did you think?
Karen and Doug are honored to have been asked to join this summer's Super Blog Team-Up. Come July, we'll be back in the reviewers' chairs and taking a look at one of the great treasuries of the Bronze Age!
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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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