I loved your recent Matt Damon cover. As a movie-theater operator, I show so much garbage that Hollywood cranks out. It’s a pleasure to be offering a truly fun, entertaining, and fast-moving film.
I really enjoyed the Bourne trilogy, but I’m disappointed that Matt Damon would criticize the James Bond character and franchise after admitting he didn’t even see Casino Royale (”The Strong Violent Type”). I have two words for Damon: Blockbuster rental.
In the Twilight Zone
You are right that a 12-year-old would appreciate Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series (Books). But her audience crosses all ages — that’s part of the magic of her books. I am an adult reader, and I love the characters Ms. Meyer has created.
The Pop of King is a burst-of-happiness thing for me, Mr. King. I turn to the last page of EW each week, and sigh if your byline isn’t there. If it is, I feel a frisson of excitement, knowing I’m in for a treat.
Kim M. Bailey
As one of the creators of Comic-Con International: San Diego, I’m always pleasantly surprised to see it mentioned in mainstream media (”It Came From Comic-Con!”). But to see it on the cover of EW demonstrates just how well-known it has become. The Con is our Cannes! But it’s more amazing to recall that back in 1970, it started as a ”mini-con” in the basement of San Diego’s U.S. Grant Hotel, with 300 funny-book collectors and a handful of vigilant mothers watching over them.
Sherman Oaks, Calif.
OBSESSIVE FAN OF THE WEEK!
When it comes to Mego (the creator of action figures for Marvel Comics and others), Benjamin Holcomb of Glendale, Calif., wrote the book — literally. A longtime buff of the ”charming, cloth-costumed superheroes,” Holcomb could never find enough info about the now-defunct toymaker to quell his voracious passion. The solution? Put his social life ”on hold for four years” and put pen to paper. ”What sets me apart is how my obsession motivated me into life-changing action,” he says. Indeed.