What is Pulp Nation?
It’s a thought that has been bouncing around my head this past year since I took over the helm.
It took a while to come to the conclusion but it finally came to me.
Pulp Nation is a place where people can celebrate how pop culture makes them feel. To some, pop culture may seem frivolous, but I can assure you, it most certainly is not.
Who among us—especially when pop culture had yet to hit its zenith—watched Star Trek on a lonely Friday night, or WWF on Saturday because there was nobody to hang out with?
How many people disappeared into the many adventures of Batman, X-Men, or Superman—to name a few of the many—to escape life for awhile?
Oh, how things have changed.
Pop culture has seen a major shift. It’s no longer how it makes you feel or helps you cope; it’s the fear of missing out (FOMO, for the young folk) or watching what’s “cool.”
I abhor the idea that so many people who years ago mocked people for their love of comic books are now expressing a lifelong love for comics.
I also abhor that many old fans have mocked and insulted genuine new fans for not being fans for when they were younger.
Or worse, being mocked for what you love. During my first comic con, I was mocked mercilessly for wanting to meet Butch Patrick of The Munsters.
Pulp Nation is what you make it. Sure, I write most of the posts for Pulp Nation: The Website, and I will continue to write as often as I feel moved to, but that’s just one small aspect.
I didn’t take over this site to make money, nor did I take over this site to meet celebrities—although meeting Mr. Patrick was awesome—meet women, or get free passes for comic cons.
I took it over because I wanted to share my enthusiasm for pop culture and how it can change people’s lives.
Pulp Nation—like pop culture—is you. dear reader. It bears repeating, it’s what you make it, not what others think it should be.
Thank you for making Pulp Nation what it is.