Browsing through comics from the Golden Age (the 1930s through the early 1950s) and Silver Age (late 1950s to 1970) makes it quickly evident that the Golden Age wasn't really all that golden. The plots were for the most part juvenile and the dialog was often wretched. The Silver Age was somewhat better. Comics from both eras are worth reading, though, and most of the current comic-based movie and video game franchises originated in those eras. The Internet Archive has a large collection of comics. One of my favorite Silver Age comics is Herbie the Fat Fury, a satire of superheroes that holds up well today. Herbie was also reportedly Alan Moore's favorite comic character.Here's the issue of Forbidden Worlds where Herbie was first introduced.
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