Yeah, there is a certain charm to them, but even though I only 11 back then, I was offended by the degree to which my intelligence, my very childhood, was being insulted in them. Maybe I just took them the wrong way, or maybe- bear in mind that I don't know you and have no wish to offend you- maybe you just weren't smart enough at the time to be insulted.
The fact that you don't comment when I point out your inconsistencies and flat out errors would seem to suggest at least some intelligence.
Then again, the fact that you make it so easy to take the moral high ground would seem to suggest the opposite.
The fact is, you don't know what you're talking about. You have made that abundantly clear.
More so, since I, too, feel that comics today proceed from a wrong turn made somewhere along the line. I don't like all of this unrelieved darkness. Dark and deep tends to end up at the bottom of my reading stack. DC needs to stop pussyfooting around and do a complete and total reboot so that fans of the present can know the thrill of rediscovering these beloved characters along with us veteran collectors, and Marvel clearly needs to make some serious changes, because at this point I can't even summon up the desire to keep up with even one of those titles, never mind that they have such brilliant talent at their disposal.
I could go on about what I think and believe, but it wouldn't matter because clearly I would be speaking to a deaf audience, one more interested in alienating anyone who disagrees with him. Or her.
But there I go again, trying in vain to avoid offending someone who will be offended no matter what I say or how I say it. Just know that if anything in this post insults you in any way, I was trying to be nice, but you handed me the ammunition. Hell, you lined up the sights.