I'm fond of it, too! Nice recollections! I love comics and how we connect to them.
the history and the way Thomas pulled everything together fascinated me.
It's quite a history. And I really enjoyed reading Thomas's introduction on the interior cover. Very interesting and informative and full of love for the genre, writing them, and the characters in every form.
Very interesting point about the way continuity used to be done, and I agree that I prefer a story like this--cracky as it is, at times (and I mean that in a good way) to one writer's personal do-over.