Quotes: The Silver Age of Comic Books
"Sorry for not keeping you up to date on whatís up in
Dick Tracy! The new creative team has been pretty relentless in bringing back characters and plotlines from the stripís storied past, and are now apparently moving on to the extremely wacky late í60s period where Dick went to the moon repeatedly and Mysta, the daughter of the Governor of the Moon (no, really), married Dickís son. Later she was blown up by by a car bomb, but now has apparently been Ö Whatever, any excuse to have a character say 'No! Iíve had enough of your world! I want to take my family to my real home. Back on the moon!' is a good excuse as far as Iím concerned."
"Apart from the soul-shattering claim of super-kisses, Silver Age Superman's other supposed powers he made up on the spot include:
It's at this point where any rational human being stands up and calls horseshit, but in the pages of Action Comics, rationality is nothing more than a cheap hooker Superman picked up outside a Costco, raped, beat, and left for dead by the side of the road:
While wearing clown makeup.
And singing "Goodbye Horses."
: "Sage, we we do not talk
about The Silver Age. We put that all behind us! We put out fingers in our ears, and we pretend it never happened!
That is the agreement!"
Bennet the Sage: "Oh come on, it's hilarious! There's this scene in like Superman 235 where he gets spanked..."
: "YES I KNOW! SUPERMAN WAS SPANKED! SUPERBOY WAS SPANKED! BATMAN WAS SPANKED! EVERYBODY
WAS SPANKED IN THE SILVER AGE!"
"You see, the Silver Age was kind of insane. And no, I don't hate the Silver Age, I'm just sayin' it like it is. The Silver Age was frickin' nuts.