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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Spaceknights over San Francisco
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I've owned my ROM collection for most of my life. That includes issue 48. But for some reason I only realized earlier this year that part of the issue takes place in San Francisco. Which is weird because I've been living across The Bay from S.F. since I was 9. Over the last 30 years I've been to S.F. countless times for everything from rock concerts to comic-cons and strip clubs. I also used to work in S.F. and one of the hand full of long term relationships I've ever had was with a gal who lived in S.F. near Ocean Beach. It was so cool to discover this recently it was kinda like reliving reading this issue for the first time but seeing it a bit differently too.
World famous Golden Gate Bridge
On a related note let me take a moment to talk about New Warriors #60 which I just acquired a few months ago because of a significant ROM tie-in: http://romspaceknightart.blogspot.com/2012/04/new-warriors-60-offering-moment-in-cool.html The issue opens up with this awesome splash page of Turbo flying through downtown S.F. To the left of the clip art you see one of the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge and to the right you see the TransAmerica building which is the tallest skyscraper and most distinctive feature in the S.F. skyline. But keep in mind the distance between the bridge and downtown SF is much wider then suggested in this clip art but I guess they wanted to get it all in on this scene some how.
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We'll I'm plum outta postings at the moment so I think this will be a
good point to take a much needed break. I'll still be responding to
comments that's a lot less time consuming then putting together these