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US: Seattle, WA – Spiderman and Stan

At Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA I learned that Spiderman was co-created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in 1961. Spiderman was an unusual super hero in a few ways. He proved that powers alone do not make a super hero. Also he was a teenager who was still in school. So this comic character was the perfect fantasy vehicle to illustrate the pain and confusion of adolescence. No wonder teenage boys went nuts over him.

US: Seattle, WA – Hugging The Thing

How many times do you get to get a hug from The Thing? Stan got to snuggle up with him at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA

US: Seattle, WA – Marvel Comics Exhibit

The special exhibit all about Marvel Comics was at Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture. The museum has a Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

US: Seattle, WA – Column of Guitars Sculpture: If VI was IX

What is pop culture without pop music? At MoPop in Seattle, this floor to ceiling column of guitars by Trimpin is called Roots and Branches and is made up of 700 instruments, 40 custom-made. It is computer controlled – self- playing Trimpin’s compositions.

US: Seattle, WA – Cartoon Illustration by Hendrix

On the back of Jimi Hendrix’s “Love or Confusion” lyrics, this drawing from early 1967 is believed to be by Hendrix and his girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. It depicts his Dylan-esque hair, military jacket, Iron Cross necklace, heeled boots and towering Marshall amplifier stack. It also references his manager, band members, and other groups like the Who and the Beatles.

US: Seattle, WA – Jimi Hendrix’s Outfit and Guitar

Jimi Hendrix paraphernalia has a big part to play in the MoPop museum collection in Seattle, WA .

US: Seattle, WA – What is a Video Game?

Not surprising as it is in Seattle, Wa, at the Museum of Pop Culture there is a section relating to the development of video games. Walk through this doorway and you can play some.

US: Seattle, WA – Walking Dead Heads

In the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame at MoPop in Seattle, you can oogle the heads used in the Walking Dead film.

US: Seattle, WA – Switch On Frankenstein

Here’s the Hollywood Switchboard used in the movie, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. It was created and used by Kenneth Strickfaden. Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft must have had fun using his Microsoft money to buy important film props.

US: Seattle, WA – At MoPop – Star Wars Light Saber in Person

Paul Allen co-founder of Microsoft used a tiny bit of his earnings to collect film props. Not surprised that he wanted Darth Vadar’s Light Saber from the Empire Strikes Back and Darth Maul’s Light Saber from the Phantom Menace, Episode 1. Wouldn’t you want it too? You can see it at MoPop in Seattle, WA.