For some reason I’m getting a lot of really hefty tomes about comics in here lately. Here’s a rundown.
We here at the Atomic Junk Shop have opinions, certainly, and one of the areas where we all have strong views is with reboots and retcons in comics. For purposes …
You may have noticed I haven’t been around that much lately. This is part of the reason.
Together, we at the Junk Shop have a great deal of knowledge about a great many things in the SF/fantasy genre … but there are some odd gaps in our nerd cred. Here we confess to completely missing out on classic shows or movies or whatever that are givens for most people in fan culture. Whether it’s lack of time or lack of access or just plan lack of interest, these are the normally-beloved things we don’t get.
We don’t miss the crowds at the San Diego Comic-Con, especially since everything we care about ends up on YouTube within 48 hours. But we miss the Mission Beach barbecues… and the INCREDIBLY NERDY arguments around the campfire.
What does the audience owe the artist? And what does the artist owe them?
Today in action films, hand-to-hand is all about martial arts. But once upon a time… it was just brawlin’.