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Tuesday, 24 February 2015
PART TWO OF STRANGE TALES COVER GALLERY...
And now, a leap back to the 1960s, to take a look at an earlier,
more innocent age, when comicbooks sold in far greater numbers
than they do today. On the whole, I think I preferred these more basic
tales, which one could read in 20 minutes without getting bogged down
in a multi-part serial consisting of talking heads - where nothing very
much happens in a story you can't fully understand until you've
read the collected edition many months down the line.
That's the difference between these comics and today's crop:
All the writers and artists wanted to do back then was entertain the
readers for a short while. Today's current creators seem far more in-
terested in demonstrating how clever they are, and using comics as a
showcase for how suited they'd be working in more 'mature' mediums,
like movies or TV. With a few exceptions (like FRANK MILLER's
DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN, for example), give me the 'cheap
and cheerful' comicbooks of the '60s and '70s any day.
With that in mind, let's now enjoy these STRANGE TALES
covers together, as we return once again to yesteryear. Anyone
else miss these simpler types of comics as much as I do?
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, February 24, 2015