March 23, 2007

It’s been fun reading the retrospectives of comics in the 1970s sparked by Dick Hyacinth’s innocent question as to whether or not the decade has a defining theme or not.

In spite of the fact that that’s the decade I started reading them in earnest, with almost instantaneous collector’s fervor, I don’t really have a theme to contribute, because “the decade David started throwing his youth away on super-hero comics” is hardly up there with “the Enlightenment” or “the Great Depression.”

But hey, nostalgia is fun, and I’m old enough to actually have been reading comics in the ‘70s, so you’ll all just have to suffer. I’ll at least be thoughtful enough to put the worst of my old-man ramblings after the jump so they’re easier to avoid.

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