Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Newly Discovered Resource

Comic Book Plus - A Historically Significant Archive

You read that right ... Comic Books
Can you hear your mother groaning - your father weeping - your siblings snickering?  You could mention how Culturally Significant they are, or just ignore them and enjoy the discovery....

According to the site:
We are the original and still the premier site to read and download Golden and Silver Age comic books. Plus, we also hold a large and growing selection of comic strips and pulp fiction.  The even better news is that all the content is FREE and LEGAL. (Note:  Registration is required to download/ participate in forums but you can view the items online without registration)  This is a historically significant archive, that has taken a great many people thousands of hours to create and we are ever vigilant to ensure that no content breaches copyright or trademark laws.  (See, it says it right there on the Internet, so it must be true!)

Over 22,000 Selections  Include:
Comic Books                       Pulp Fiction 
Comic Strips                        Pamphlets  
Fanzines                               Compilations
Non-English                         Odds & Ends 
           British Story Papers               Newspapers & Magazines

I was pursuing historical magazines of an earlier time period when I stumbled over the link to the site with the following fascinating look at life.  Of course, I think the ads in the magazines & comic books are the best part.  They do tell us how little (& how much) has changed).  We all still want to be Superheroes, Beautiful & Handsome, and of course, Richer than our Vast Imaginings. 

The last one reminded me of M*A*S*H and poor (never enough time to nap) Sgt. Zale 

***You may need to download ComicRack to read these comic books off line***

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