Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Dark Shadows" still has many devotees

Here's a type of story we've seen dozens of times over the years. Prompted by the publication of Kathryn Leigh Scott's first book, "My Scrapbook Memories of Dark Shadows," the subtext of the story seems to be "People still like this crap?" As a comicbook fan, I've also had to withstand torrents of "Bam! Pow! Comics aren't just for kids anymore!" nonsense from terrible, terrible journalists until they eventually figured out what a tired cliche it was.  Condescension directed at Dark Shadows (or Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, Doctor Who, Star Wars, etc.) is just par for the course when you're a fan.

Note: the newspaper clipping is from the Nov. 25, 1986, issue of The Register-Guard in Eugene, Ore.

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