That's a very interesting point.
So how does this affect your opinion on decompression in comics that many folks complain about?
I've always maintained that too little happens in monthlies these days and that stories are strung out too long. One issue of a 70s or 80s DC or Marvel book normally contained about as much story as three or four issues nowadays. It's not even writing for the trade, it's stringing things out needlessly. That's decompression, as far as I understand the term.
Equally, artists seemed able to fit far more into single panels than the current crop, and had a far better understanding of dynamics to boot.