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"silent era nostalgia", 19th May 2017, 9:35 AM #1
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Remember back when comics didn't have sound? I know that ultimately its introduction really helped the artform grow, but sometimes it feels like sound came in too early, before the medium was really mature enough to form an identity without it. But what do y'all think? Do you yearn for the bygone years of "reading" comics? Much like the debate over black and white versus colour comics, I know the difference is something that's heavily rooted in fundamental ideas about aesthetics, probably formed in one's formative years. Older members are probably more attached to the days before sound existed, but I know even a few children who would give their left Lego just to see what such a fondly remembered time was like.

But yeah, what do y'all think about the long lost age of silent comics? Is there something that they lose from not having intertitles or interthoughtbubbles? What's your favourite silent comic? What are the best and worst innovations heralded by the end of the silent era? Is silence truly golden?
19th May 2017, 10:58 AM #2
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my fav silent era comic:

19th May 2017, 11:07 AM #3
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19th May 2017, 11:44 AM #4
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19th May 2017, 12:51 PM #5
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I didn't really realize that the comic era had comics that read themselves, which ultimately sounds kinda dumb since it's better to let a reader make the world for themselves for voices n all.
Unless the joke hath flown over my head.

But really I just started getting into comics though I've been on this site so long, double hek
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19th May 2017, 1:35 PM #6

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You mean this kind of thing?

Now that's true 1800s nostalgia.
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19th May 2017, 2:12 PM #7
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It was acceptable in the (18)80s, it was acceptable at the time...
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