Heroes Never Rust #29: Filling in the Gaps

The Drunken Odyssey

Heroes Never Rust #29 by Sean Ironman

Filling in the Gaps

One of the more frustrating aspects of comics in the 1960s is how fast-paced they seem. Each issue has a villain rise, fight the hero, and then get defeated. At times, at least by today’s standards, there’s no room for the story to breathe. Within a few issues, characters like Spider-man seem to have a handle on being a superhero. Weeks and months pass between issues. Relationships go from being good to bad and back again in no time. But, what that approach has given us in modern comics is the ability to fill in the gaps. Comics today can go back and tell previously untold tales in a character’s early years to connect events and relationships, and even add a new dimension to the comics.

Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale have worked on the Color Series (although I…

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