Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tales From The Quarter Bin--The DC Event You Never Knew Existed!

I'll bet that most of you have forgotten one of the vary first DC "events":

What? War Against The Monsters? What did I miss?

Don't worry...

It was merely an issue of DC Special, which managed to find clever and enticing ways to package reprints:




Of course, that was back in the 1970s, when DC actually seemed proud of their back catalog, and not embarrassed. Seriously, in 2014, who the hell would want colorful and cheap bundles of classic tales when you can have over-priced, overly-rendered angst filled reboots?

Oops, this wasn't supposed to be a nu52 rant--that just sort of slipped out. Sorry.

Still, when you look at the shockingly low quantity of Silver Age DC available on Comixology (especially as compared to what Marvel has available there and on their own site), it does get a bit frustrating. That you only read a huge portion of DC's past in black & white "phone books," or by trolling quarter bins, doesn't seem right to someone who grew up seeing DC constantly and enthusiastically giving us these reprints.

3 comments:

SallyP said...

Nu52 rants do have a mysterious way of just coming out, don't they? I understand completely.

Zanfadar said...

Wow that brings back so many great memories. I really miss those old comics. Thanks for the nostalgia trip!

The Mutt said...

I first met and fell in love with so many DC characters because of the reprints they did in the 100 Page Giants and the "Family" line of comics.

C'mon, DC. You already own them. Print them!