“They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to” goes the old adage, and nowhere is this more evident than in the ever-evolving world of comic books. From Superman battling nazis to Spiderman meeting President Obama, comics have a rich tradition of embracing history and reflecting social and cultural norms. What was perfectly acceptable ten, maybe twenty years ago is now often viewed with an even mix of horror and amusement. “What were they thinking?”we ask. But before we get all smug and self-important, let’s remember that ten, twenty years ago, readers were saying the same thing. And ten, twenty years from now, they’ll probably look back on us and marvel over OUR ridiculous conceits and misguided earnestness. So adorably/annoyingly politically correct. It’s a wonder they ever got anything done!
With that in mind, allow me to present Comicdom’s Most Dated Covers: A Trip Down
Lois Memory Lane. We’ve come a long way, baby!
“I’m ashamed of my physical deformity so I’ll just wear this lead-lined safe on my head so that people don’t stare.”
In this case, the actual story couldn’t possibly do justice to the kinky version we’re all imagining in our heads.
Sorry, Lois. You made your deathbed. Now lie in it.
Wow. She is REALLY desperate to get married.