This morning, The Atomic Junk Shop hit two milestones: post number 1000 and comment number 10,000.
Post #1000 is “Fox, Lee, Kirby: Writing in the Silver Age” by Fraser Sherman,who made the transition from commenter to contributor in December 2017. Congrats, Fraser! Comment #10,000 (not counting spam and linkbacks that were deleted) was from our own Greg Hatcher on the Atomic Roundtable post about all-time greatest movie (whatevers).
We’re all really proud of the work we’ve done here over the last 4 years and change, but I have to single out two of our founders as contributors to our success: the Gregs. Greg Burgas has been an absolute machine, putting up far more posts than anyone else, multiple posts every week, as well as partnering with Travis Pelkie on the “Flipping Through Previews” series. Greg Hatcher, even despite recent medical concerns, puts up a column every week like clockwork, and many of them are among the most popular we’ve run. Thanks, Greg & Greg!
Since we started up in October of 2016, we’ve carved out a niche for ourselves in looking at pop culture, covering some of the latest-and-greatest, but especially the best from across the past century, sometimes stopping to reflect on what our entertainment says about ourselves as people and a society, and we intend to continue this mix of unabashed fanboy adoration with an occasional critical eye. We hope you’ll continue to enjoy our work.