Michael Eury’s new book is HERO-A-GO-GO: CAMPY COMIC BOOKS, CRIMEFIGHTERS & CULTURE OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES, and it’s all about the Camp Craze of the 1960s, when EVERYONE, thanks to Batman and James Bond, was a superhero, a swinging secret agent, or BOTH. Here’s what Michael had to say about the project…
Travis has a short report about Free Comic Book Day just to get something posted this week!
Like any con these days, there were cosplayers galore at the East Coast Comicon this past weekend. I took some shots of a few of my favorites.
The East Coast Comicon has become my favorite con to attend. It’s large enough to have big name guests, but not so large that its impossible to move around in. It’s got everything you’d expect a modern day con to have — celebrities, panels, autograph lines, cool vehicles, back issue dealers, costume contests — but unlike most other cons, the emphasis remains on comic books.
Aside from being the lovable fraud behind the curtain here at AJS, I’m also a cartoonist; I even belong to a professional cartoonists’ group based in beautiful downtown Burbank, the Comic Art Professional Society, colloquially known as CAPS. I thought I’d take a page here and offer up shameless plugs for some of my fellow members who have webcomics available for your amusement.
Since everybody’s arguing about Iron Fist, it only makes sense that we here at Atomic Junk Shop should jump into the fray. I thought maybe the best thing to do would be to not get all whitesplainy, so instead of sounding off about my opinion of all this, I thought I’d do something sensible. So I looked through my Facebook list for friends who are geeks of Asian descent; we fired up a group chat and started talking.
Hey, it wasn’t just Burgas representing for the Junk Shop crew. I went too.