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You guys, comics used to suck

So ages and ages ago, I bought the new Elektra volumes by Haden Blackman and Mike Del Mundo, because they're beautiful and gorgeous and well-written. Mmm. But right after starting to read them, I thought 'Ah, Elektra seems to have been created by Frank Miller for the Daredevil series, so how about I read her stuff from the beginning? That sounds like a wise move.'

Unfortunately, the show Daredevil had just come out on Netflix, so it took LITERAL months and months for the Daredevil Omnibus to come in at the library. Until finally today it did! And off I went to the library to finally obtain this surely amazingly-done treasure. So many people had been in line before me. Frank Miller has been so praised. So IMAGINE MY CHAGRIN UPON ENCOUNTERING THIS:



AHHHHHHHH. OMG. THE EXPOSITION. THE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE EXPOSITION. 




Both of the panels I'm posting here are legit in the first three pages of this comic from 1979. Might I remind you that by 1979, we'd already had the first Star Wars, all of Tolstoy, Dickens, and that Tootsie Pop commercial where the owl destroyed our minds with his Gordian Knot solution to the Tootsie Pop. So it's not like these people didn't have examples of good writing. And yet they persisted.

Omg.

You know why a lot of girls are only getting into comics now? Because comics used to SUCK ASS. You know what comic I read today? Volume 1 of Manifest Destiny -- that comic where Lewis & Clark battle monsters in the forests of North America. You know what they don't think to themselves as they're battling a minotaur with the head of a buffalo?


AGGHHH. OLD COMICS, YOU ARE THE WORST.

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