Can we PLEASE be done with tormented sad Batman now?
All the news about Harvey Weinstein in the last couple of weeks has gotten me thinking about this age-old question again: Where do you separate the art from the artist? What do you do when you discover that the creator of a work you love is an asshole, has done something heinous, or is even an outright criminal? Is there a point where a person becomes SO repugnant that you can no longer support the creative work they were involved in?
She’s the forgotten character of BATMAN: YEAR ONE. Someone who appears in all of two panels, has no dialogue, and never even gets a close up. But what do we really know about Bruce Wayne’s hookup?
When I think of good comics, I think of Len Wein. The mark he left on comics is immense. Anytime in the last 30 years when I heard that Len Wein was writing a comic, I automatically picked it up. It was just a no-brainer.
We’re back, for our first podcast following SDCC. Unusually, there’s actually quite a lot of comics news to talk about, including comics and movie news for Marvel, DC, IDW and more. Join us under the cut for the full skinny!
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.
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.