I'm talking about Marvel only here, out of sheer ignorance for other brands, lol.. I got into comics Feb 07, I heard about Marvel Zombies in the main forum and read it, it snowballed from there, Wikipedia helped. I've found I don't like many of the books before 2000-ish.. But, I LOVE everything since, essentially, the Quesada-era. I think the main reason why is that I didn't grow up with it, and I haven't romaticized the older books. The dialog and art are the main things. I appreciate the art, and I understand the history and innovation, but I'm steeped in new-school, not old-school. The dialogue to me is superfluous, and redundant, like it was made for melodramatic kids, whereas modern books seem to be written more for diehard comic fans, adults. What do you think, before Quesasada, or after? I think, aside from the 1st's in the older books, we're in the best era comics have ever seen.