"I don't remember when exactly I read my first comic book, but I do remember exactly how liberated and subversive I felt as a result."
- Edward Said
"I marveled at her comic-book collection, stacks of them earned from a childhood spent in bed, every issue of Superman, Little Lulu, Classic Comics, and House of Mystery."
- Patti Smith, Just Kids
"The one place where there was real excitement was comic books. This really was the golden age of comics. Nearly one hundred million of them were being produced every month by the middle of the decade. It is almost impossible to imagine how central a place they played in the lives of the nation's youth - and indeed more than a few beyond youth. A survey of that time revealed that no fewer than 12% of the nation's teachers were devoted readers of comic books. (And that's the ones that admitted it, of course.)
- Bill Bryson, The Life and Times of The Thunderbolt Kid: Travels Through My Childhood