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:
1. Super-weaving
2. Super-ventriloquism
3. Super-landscaping
4. Super-motherfucking-mathematics
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."
Cracked on Silver Age Superman'''

"The Silver Age was when big headed future people went back in time to stop solar-powered flying cars. The time Batman put on multi-colored outfits every other story. And the time Superman got the power to shoot rainbows from his fingers that shot out a miniature version of himself! And yeah! I'm not joking about that last one! That actually happened!"note 
Linkara in one of his many serious recaps of the kind of things that happened during the Silver Age.

One thing I love about the Silver Age is that the characters simply roll with the craziness and often devise even crazier schemes to remedy the problem.
If Jimmy dies in a Daily Planet helicopter crash then the best way to save him is to get him fired as Planet employee.
Really? That's the best plan?
Maybe you can take him out of the city in 2 days? Or move at superspeed to catch the helicopter? Maybe pull the fire alarm in the Planet before the crash?


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