Sunday, October 9, 2011
The Vampire of Broadway
Did the move from dime store distribution to direct sales ultimately affect the content of comics?
It did. Comics went from the "Bronze Age" into "The Age of Reason" somewhere around 1982 to 1986. Continuity, story arcs, compendiums of facts, figures and abilities, not just kids stuff any more. No sir, the average fan needed to know exactly how many tons Spider-Man could lift.
But in the cheap bins still live issues like "House of Secrets" 144, another title pushed aside by the Age of Comic Book Reason. One day the publishers will put all these back issues online for public viewing. Until that day, we have the cheap bins :)