Vids I Dig 274: Comic Tropes: Vulgar In Design & Tawdry In Color: The Origin of Comic Books In the Platinum Age

From Comic Tropes’ YouTube description: Superman’s debut in 1938 marks the Golden Age of Comics. But comic books existed before superheroes. This episode takes a look at the history of comic books and the Platinum Age where conventions like panel to panel storytelling and word balloons came into existence. It focuses especially on the comic strips of the 1890s through 1930s and how newspapers battled each other by trying to carry the most popular comics, like The Yellow Kid.