The great thing about any fandom is that it’s all about appreciating something that brings the fans enjoyment. It’s possible to find deep meanings and prime fodder for analysis in the media we love, but there always is plenty of space and time for just having fun with the silliness of it. That’s a big component of this week’s featured Tumblr, which spotlights some awesome panels from comics gone by.
Fandom(s): Old-school comic books
Theme or gimmick: Each post is a panel or snippet from an old comic book or comic strip, all tending to be unintentionally hilarious.
When it started: May 23, 2009
Tumblr intro: “Unless stated otherwise, all panels are sourced by Comically Vintage from actual comics. We are not a comics museum; we are here to have fun and we go to lengths not to break any copyright laws. Please email us to report an issue. We also like people who say nice things!”
Why it’s great: Comics have evolved a lot over the past century. Today’s typically dark and intensely serial superhero storylines deal with largely dire crises that make “comic” seem a misnomer. Back in the day, comics were far more comical, often unintentionally so, and Comically Vintage does a great job of digging up fantastic panels from the sequential art of yore. Everything from Archie puns to overwrought romance comics is represented here, and while the comics might be old, the humor never is.