With Transformers, Thundercats and a dozen other shitty concepts that were inexplicably popular when you were eight years old making an impact on the comic market over the past few years, nostalgia for the 1980’s is at an embarrassingly high level. And some are predicting the trend isn’t going to stop at 1989.
“We’re seeing a lot of kids coming in and asking for stuff from 2007,” said Doyle Blackburn, owner of Comic Comics; Assburg, Indiana’s sixth-finest comic store. ‘They’re sick of all the stuff their big brothers like, and they want their own shit. We’re seeing an intense interest in books like the semi-classic Sinestro Corps War arc and World War Hulk, with that interest coming from people who have fond memories of hunting down the first few issues and then getting interested in girls and forgetting about the rest.”
“I guess it’s the classics that always remain popular,” added Blackburn. “We’ve all got the attention spans of spastic ants at the moment, so something that is more than 12 months ago feels like it happened a lifetime ago. But who can give enough of a shit to go back further than 12 months?”
Asked whether they would be investigating this new trend, Marvel, DC, Image and Dark Horse all told us to get fucked.