Things have been a bit hectic around my house, so I missed Atomic Junk Shop’s sixth anniversary, which arrived on the first. Happy Sixth Birthday to us! And yes, I’m not the only writer around here, but everyone here has things going on in their lives, so I’m certainly not blaming anyone else for missing the anniversary (he says, as he angrily eyes all the other people who write for us).
Obviously, here at the blog, in the past year we’ve had to deal with the death of Greg Hatcher, which still saddens me. His lovely wife seems to be doing ok, although, of course, she’d be much better off if her husband was still alive. Greg was such a great guy, and his death makes the world a little less good. We’re still planning on reposting all his columns from his pre-AJS days, which will probably happen in January, so you can re-read (or read for the first time!) all his work and see just a small part of why everyone loved him.
I still like writing for Atomic Junk Shop, even though blogs are a bit passé these days (most of the people who write here are passé, so we fit in well!), and I know the others here do too, even if some of them don’t post that often. I dig coming here myself to see what’s going on, and I always dig it when a new post shows up. We have a nice community here, and we very much appreciate commenters and their thoughts – as we’ve often noted, part of the fun of blogs is the back-and-forth in the comments, and I’ve learned a lot of interesting things from comments as well as the posts. I think everyone enjoys this, and as far as I know, we’re going to keep doing it for as long as we can!
Usually, I list the writers here and write a little bit about them, but they’re all listed on the sidebar, so you can go check them out. I just wanted to note the day, because I think it’s pretty cool that we’ve been able to do this for six years during a time when it seems things in the real world aren’t always going well. I know that’s constantly, but man, things since November 2016 have been really weird, not only in my country, but, because of my country’s influence, world-wide as well. So I’m glad we’re able to provide a fun little corner of the internet where we can talk about Silver Age weirdness and cool comics and terrible movies and conventions and other nerdy things. As always with these anniversary posts, I encourage you, if you’re a lurker (nothing wrong with that!) to say hello in the comments. If you comment a lot, you can also say hello! Thanks for reading, and we hope you’ll stick around for another six years!