|dr_hermes (dr_hermes) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-05-17 18:03:00
|Entry tags:||char: captain america/steve rogers, char: captain marvel jr./freddy freeman, char: captain marvel/billy batson, char: plastic man/patrick o'brian, char: venus, era: golden age|
Gee, our light-hearted adventures got gruesome all of a sudden
Woof. VENUS started out as a chipper romance comics, playing up the glamor angle with its star literally being Venus, Goddess of Love. Then it got into science-fiction and then outright horror (That second cover is by none other than Bill Everett) at the end. This happened quite a bit to titles after WW II ended and super-heroes fell away.