Stephen Day wrote:This week I purchased two comics that had a throwback nostalgia to them, Batman '66 and Deadpool #13, which had a '70s theme going. I really enjoyed both, but they also got me thinking about exactly why we, (assuming I'm guessing correctly that I'm not alone) find these sorts of things fun to read. When it comes to myself, I really shouldn't have been affected by nostalgia when it came to either of these series. I wasn't even born in the sixties when the Adam West Batman was being broadcast and I just a kid, too young to watch the blacksploitatoin films that inspired the Deadpool issue, in the '70s.
Why do these bits of nostalgia interest us like they do? Even when they deal with eras that shouldn't have a nostalgic effect on us, 1602 from Marvel is an example, they still somehow do. It's an interesting thought and I decided that I'm curious about what other here think.
Ever hear of repeats?
The reason why we like it, if we do, is because it's become a mythical era. One where we only recall the good or alter it to be some how a good or okay thing. That and laugh at the fashions, hairstyles... or lust for the stuff and what's wearing them.
We do this with every era and more with some.