I thought of it--at least the first part, the second was horrible--as if anything an antidote to MARVELS. Which was part at the time of a general obsession with nostalgia at Marvel.
And as good as a lot of MARVELS is? In retrospect it seems very cloying and the art, though pretty and accomplished, lifeless as storytelling. And hey, what if you DON'T think superheroes are something to be bowed down to in gratitude?
In some respects, especially some of its sentiments, I see MARVELS on a cultural continuum with FORREST GUMP. Which I loathe.