|queenanthai (queenanthai) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-08-29 15:55:00
|Entry tags:||era: silver age, medium: advertisement, medium: letter columns, publisher: dc comics, title: action comics|
The Glory Of Silver Age Filler Part 1
While the crack of the Silver Age stories is legendary, one of my favorite things about reading 30- to 40-year-old comics is the ads, the PSAs and the letter columns. It's like a little time warp, and you can actually get a hint of the culture and attitudes of those days.
Here're three to start you off:
And thus, a young Greg Land was struck with inspiration.
Johnny later died trying to use the hair dryer in the shower. Geoff Johns plans to reimagine him as a Black Lantern.
Joseph Katin's letter was one of a recurring theme in the ACTION lettercols back then. There was a huge divide between fans over whether DC should print several-issue arcs or stick with one-shots. I kind of wonder how fans back then would deal with continuity of today - not that we don't have posters here who were around back then, but you've had time to deal with it gradually. I'm talking about random time-jumping into our poor era.
ETA: I'm pretty sure the response to Eddie Ramirez's letter is the earliest use of that stupid word "frenemy."
Anyone else willing to share? I have more where this came from, of course.