Hey, hey! Comics Make No Sense is two years old today. Yep, it was 24 short months ago that I was reading something stupid and thought, "You know who might find this funny?" And then I couldn't answer that question, so I thought I'd just post it and see if anyone cared.
Two years later, and this site averages over 1000 hits a week. I apparently underestimated society's need for someone to go through old comics and find the dumbest things they could.
So, today's post is something of a catch-all as to what CMNS is all about. First, the Sexism of the Silver Age, courtesy of Avengers v1 #45:
Wow. Yes, Janet, I couldn't agree more that you serve no practical purpose, but the fact that you readily own up to it is refreshingly candid.
Until this moron starts talking:
Yes, girls.... your physical appearance as evaluated by men is the defining aspect of your existence. Embrace it.
And sometimes, we find stuff of neat (albeit geeky) moments of history. Like this initial appearance of Jimmy Olsen in World's Finest v1 #6:
And sometimes I have no idea of what I'm reading, even though it was originally designed for six year-old boys. Like this joke, also from World's Finest v1 #6:
What? Seriously... what? I get that he has the brain of a sheep, but I don't understand that last bit.
And the ads. Oh, how I loves me some ads. They bring us Fudge Judges, Gahoons, Captain Tootsie and children who haven't yet learned to be afraid of O.J. Simpson. Like this classic Tootsie Roll ad:
Uncle Sam says "Eat more dextrose, kids!"
It's been a great run. Doing this blog given me something to look forward to every day. Thanks from me to you, for giving me this forum to spout off about this hobby we all love enough to poke fun at.
See you tomorrow as we start Year Three!