The year of the comics
It’s Jerry Grayson’s fault. He knows all these people with opinions about comics and culture, and as the geek social fallacies would advise, said, “Hey, if I get all my friends together, they’ll be friends too!!” Which actually worked this time, for a jam let’s-all-try-it discussion for his own 1972 Project.
It helps to have a project in which we’re individually invested without needing approval from the others. In this case, it’s Jerry’s fancy name for spending money on lots of comics because they happen to have been published during the year he was born. The name sort of expands though because we’re looking at Lindsay Hanlon (1988), Jason Tondro (1968), and me (1964) as well. As a special bonus detail, the day of this posting also happens to be my actual birthday as well, so, um, well, that’s not actually significant, but I like it anyway.
Watch the video! The other people are full of ideas and quite funny, and I am at least tolerable. Along with each of us musing over birth-year comics (e.g. The Killing Joke for Lindsay, Captain America #100 for Jason, the launch of Hero for Hire for Jerry, and Fantastic Four Annual #2 for me), you also get spontaneous multi-mind sessions about fridging, the New Gods, and black heroes.
Hey – try it. The internet is pretty good about the relevant searches. List a few titles for yourself in the comments! You get to be scholarly and self-indulgent at the same time, ‘sfun!
Links: Khepera Publishing (Jerry’s company)
Posted on September 4, 2018, in Commerce, Politics dammit, The 70s me, The 80s me and tagged A Face Like Mine, Bill Foster, Black Goliath, Doctor Doom, Godnose, Jack Kirby, Jason Tondro, Jerry Grayson, Kim Yale, Lindsay Hanlon, Luke Cage, New Gods, Oracle, Robert Crumb, The 1972 Project, The Killing Joke, Venom, Watchmen, X-Men: Inferno, Zap Comix. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.