For the holidays this year, I took the train from Los Angeles up to Seattle- it was a 33 hour train ride and absolutely beautiful! But the best part was wandering Seattle itself for a few days have always finding little bits of our heart’s home via DC shout-outs all over the city.
In MoPOP (Modern Pop Culture museum) they had a big science fiction and fantasy section where they recognize heaps of creators and characters, including our very own Wonder Woman. There’s also a big old Marvel exhibit there right now that was a huge love letter to Stan Lee.
I also wanted to see Scarecrow Video, which is a gigantic cult and genre video store that categorizes movies in the greatest ways and have employee-created reviews tagged on the shelves. Their Comics section was huge! I took pictures of BatThumb as well as a few documentaries of my favorite creators for you guys to see. I also tried to capture how big the whole space was.
Last but not least there’s the Pinball Museum, which has a beautifully pristine 1960’s Adam West Batman machine. For most of the machines you can pay $15 bucks and can play all you want, but they were preserving this one so you had to pay $1 a game. I think it said it was one of 250 made.
This got me thinking- Does your city have any cool DC murals, moments, statues, galleries going on? I’d love to hear about them, even if you don’t have pictures! But bonus bat-points if you do