What 1950s Comic Books Do You Like???

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by comic-art, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. comic-art

    comic-art Registered Member

    I'm always curious what kind of comic books people like

    for this string, I'm only asking what 1950s comic books you like

    my favorite 50s comics are EC's and DCs. But I also like the horror/crime/war titles released by Standard publishing in the 1950s

    what are your favorites???
     

  2. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    The only one that I even know of being around then was Batman.

    Batman > all.
     
  3. Nightsurfer

    Nightsurfer ~Lucky 13 strikes again~

    Batman and superman are 2 of my favs, but I would have to include All Horror comics from the 50's into the mix too.
     
  4. comic-art

    comic-art Registered Member

    I'm really surprised that there are apparently so few collectors of popular culture on thsi board. With all the members here, and the incredibly diverse posting subjects that I see here.. I would think there would be more collectors than there are.
     
  5. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Well keep in mind in order to get into 1950 comic book collecting NOW it's gonna cost a lot of money for those of us who are younger. I wish I had a stash of 1950's comics though. I'd definitely enjoy watching the price on those continue to go up!
     
  6. comic-art

    comic-art Registered Member

    well I think what I can tell is that the membership on this board is mostly under 35 and for those of us who are older we can see a cultural difference in that the % of collectors in your generation is considerably lower than previous generations due to the different activities that are available to you, that weren't to us.

    We really had to entertain ourselves. So when I was a kid, all my neighbors either collected coins, or stamps, or comic books, baseball cards, gi joes, hotwheels cars etc. This is not the same today where things like i-Pods, flat screen tv, gaming computers, X-box etc have taken the place of the kind of collecting that my generation did.. and I think that is the simple of it

    Of course there is also the lack of interest in history to the younger generations that we were really plugged into. For instance, when I was 9 years old in 1966, I was collecting 1940s Batman & Spirit comics because I wanted to read the back issues and I knew all the history of comic strips, I watched silent films & like older films better than new ones etc. Moreover, as stated above, all my friends had these interests as well. Today, anything older than 15 minutes is passe.. We didn't feel that way back then..
     

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