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NOSTALGIA! What is it? Why is it? Is your love of that great comic book run because you experienced it as a child or because it was executed at the top of its craft? What about that movie? That cartoon? Those toys? Rob examines what is and is not nostalgia across multiple genres!
Martial Arts exploded throughout the culture in the 70’s, igniting a wave of comics, movies and tv shows that inspired a generation of fans! Marvel & DC Comics were quick to capitalize on this craze launching a flurry of new titles reflecting the popular Kung Fu dynamic! Bruce Lee! Shang Chi! Iron Fist! Karate Kid! Richard Dragon! The origins of these comics and their lasting influence & staying power is dissected. Plus, a surprise interview!
Remember when Godzilla battled The Avengers? Thor! Black Widow! Iron Man! The Fantastic Four? It was mind-blowing and spectacular and all a result of a Golden Age of Godzilla revival in toys, cartoons and comics that came about from 1977-1979! Marvel & Godzilla were a potent combination of two powerful brands, electrifying fans, as recounted by Rob in today’s exciting installment!
Every pop movement has a seminal year, a period that is viewed as a seismic shift in how the art was created, distributed and received. A new book,Rock On The Water, claims that 1974 was such a year in music, tv & film. Rob believes that 1992 is the date for comic books and breaks down why. Also – Falcon! Bucky! Invincible!
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