Okay, currently I'm dong a massive Marvel & DC "Marvel Age to Modern Age" reading list that will probably stop somewhere around the very early 90's. I'll be reading virtually every major title of the period.
Since I'm in the process of getting a good collection of Golden Age material currently while reading this, I'd like some advice on what I should be focusing on. I've read very few Golden Age comics (really just origin issues). I know I want to read everything featuring Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman, and of course the Justice League. So two main questions:
1. When should I stop? The end of WWII seems like a good time from what I've read. Is it true that the tone changes rather quickly from pulpish fair to a far more lighthearted, and dare I say, goofy tone?
2. Beyond the main titles and characters I listed, what else should I try to collect from the era to help me round out my reading experience from a historical perspective?