Karen and Doug met on the Avengers Assemble! message board back in September 2006. On June 16 2009 they went live with the Bronze Age Babies blog, sharing their love for 1970s and '80s pop culture with readers who happen by each day. You'll find conversations on comics, TV, music, movies, toys, food... just about anything that evokes memories of our beloved pasts!
Doug is a high school social science teacher and department chairman living south of Chicago; he also does contract work for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is married with two sons in college, one working on a BA, the older an MA. This makes Doug feel old.
Karen originally hails from northern California and now works in scientific research/writing in the Phoenix area. She often contributes articles to Back Issue magazine. She is married. She hangs out with Joe Biden occasionally.
Believe it or not, the Bronze Age Babies have never spoken to each other...
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Karen and Doug
There Won't Be an Assembled 3 but...
Years ago many commenters at the Avengers Assemble message boards were solicited to write essays on their favorite Avengers characters. A third volume of Assembled! was to have been released in conjunction with Iron Man 2 or Avengers... I forget which, it's been so long. Anyway, the essays that Karen and Doug wrote for that project have now been published (unedited) online. You can read them by clicking here. Just scroll down a bit and you'll see the links.
For us, the best part of the blog is the wonderful community of commentators that has sprung up here since we started back in 2009. We've always encouraged friendly, thoughtful discourse, and the community here has been stellar. With this in mind, we ask that everyone help us maintain a 'drama-free' zone where all feel welcome. We will not tolerate personal attacks, pointless arguments, or other forms of hostility. We're here to have fun and explore -not to tear anyone down.
Doug's Selling His Comics!
You can find my active auctions by clicking here. My eBay ID is dlw66.
You can see a wonderful discussion on collecting comics and also follow Doug's progress by clicking here. And, updated conversations can be seen here and here.
Dig Karen's Work Here? Then You Should Check Her Out in Back Issue!
BI #44 is available for digital download and in print. I've read Karen's article on reader reaction to Gerry Conway's ASM #121-122, and it's excellent. This entire magazine was fun! -- Doug
Back Issue #45
As if Karen's work on Spidey in the Bronze Age wasn't awesome enough, she's at it again with a look at the romance of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch in Back Issue's "Odd Couples" issue -- from TwoMorrows!
Karen's talking the Mighty Thor in the Bronze Age!
Click the cover to order a print or digital copy of Back Issue! #53, shipping NOW!