The 80’s a geek’s dream!


Holy crap the 80’s. This is why being a 70’s kid is awesome. I think I am a collector because of the 80’s movies scene. I saw Star Wars in 77 when I was 5 and loved the fx and light show and dug on how cool Solo was. It was the 80’s when I geeked the frak out. Raiders of the Lost Ark was the first time I can remember walking out of a cinema literally with my jaw on the floor thinking it does not get any better than that, but it did. Ghostbusters, perhaps still one of the most fun blockbusters ever. ET – the first movie where I cried and understood why. Back To The Future, Beetlejuice, Romancing The Stone, The Princess Bride (a perfect movie), Goonies, The Empire Strikes Back, Stand By Me.

I am sure I am missing a tonne so why not add yours here!

A blog toast to  the 8o’s when the geek was spoilt! (I know its good now but it’s always better in the past!).

The 80’s a geek’s dream!


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From Jesse Richards — a huge Batman Fan

“Batman was arguably always the most popular superhero in popular culture, at least since the 1960s TV show. There were moments when his popularity was eclipsed — for example, the 1978 Superman movie probably made Superman more popular. But Batman was soon back on top, and it was all over once the 1989 Batman movie came out. The merchandise boom associated with that movie assured that Batman would forever be the superhero most constantly in the public’s eye.

In the comics, Batman always had the most simultaneous titles, except in the early ’90s when the number of X-Men and Spider-Man titles exploded. Batman soon caught up and surpassed them. (In the 2011 “New52” launch, for example, there were 11 titles in the Bat-family, more than any other character, even the X-Men.)

There have also been near-constant Batman animated shows on the air ever since the classic 1992 series started.

If I had to rank the worldwide popularity of characters now, it would be:

  • Batman
  • Spider-Man
  • Superman
  • Wolverine
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • X-Men
  • Captain America
  • Wonder Woman
  • Robin”