Celebrating the Unpopular Arts

To Patreon or Not to Patreon…

The Atomic Junk Shop’s Amazon Affiliate links bring in enough for the occasional Starbucks visit every couple of months, while Google ads bring in just about enough to cover the annual hosting bill. Backstage, we started talking about setting up a Patreon account a couple of years ago, but haven’t launched it yet. We’d like to know what you think of the idea, and what incentives or rewards you would like to receive.

Roy Thomas Receives the Sergio

My first Roy Thomas comic was also my first Marvel comic. I was a wee lad in third grade, a big devotee of the Batman TV show, and had thus far successfully badgered my mother into buying precisely one comic from the spinner rack at Young’s Market. Some time later, I found myself parked on a naugahyde couch awaiting my turn in the barber’s chair, when my eyes fell upon the cover of Uncanny X-Men #29. This was my introduction to both the Marvel Universe and its best writer, Roy Thomas.