We’ve received the sad news that actor Adam West passed away on June 9th after a battle with leukemia. He was 88 years old, and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Like all of you reading this, we here at the Atomic Junk Shop were fans of Mr. West, so we thought he deserved an Atomic Roundtable where we talked about Mr. West, his career, and our personal memories of him.
Rich Buckler passed away on Friday due to complications from cancer at the age of 68. Buckler had a long career in comics – If you name it, he probably drew it at some point. John shares some of his personal memories of Buckler’s work.
Today, May 15, 2017, marks just over one year since Darwyn Cooke passed away. I didn’t want to let the occasion pass without writing something about it.
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…
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.
A couple of weeks ago, I was ready for a break. Which is why I decided to head into NYC on April 15th and see some of David Lloyd’s original art from V For Vendetta at the Society of Illustrators.