All of my money when I was young went to the DC Comics company. Comics now are a bit of a specialty product, but at the time you could pick them up at your local grocery store for 40 cents. That's one of the things that hooked me. Another is that comics were a lot more fun then. Weird sometimes to the point of surrealism, fascinating with its breath of scope at others, it influenced my taste in science fiction for my life.
Other people might prefer the dark and gritty tones of a Batman or the late 80s comics where everyone was full of angst. While I can kind of see the appeal there, I much prefer a lighter tone. I want my heroes to be - well - heroic. If I had my choice, I'd have grey villians and white heroes instead of grey heroes and pure black villians. Call Superman a Boy Scout all you want, I'll still prefer to read tales back when they let him be, well, Superman.
These pages are an ode to both the comics I loved growing up and the ones that are growing on me now. Alternate universes, bizarre plots, cool tricks, and the love of having powers will be featured. Sure there will be an angsty moment here and there, but what's the point of having superpowers if you can't have fun?
- Secret Identity vs the Earth Prime Superboy. Two comics were written around a similar plot, one in 1985, one in 2004. See the difference in the eras while enjoying them both.
- The 00s meet the 60s. The end of the Peter David Supergirl run allowed the modern and Silver Age comic book worlds to meet. In showing how they clashed, David allowed the strengths of both to shine through.
- The Worst Super Villain Scheme EVER! In a 1957 Jimmy Olsen 8 pager, Jimmy faces his worst nightmare - men who allowed themselves to grow beards. Will he survive his encounter?
- Gender Issues in DC Comics
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