“I have never, to the best of my recollection, longed for the good old days of my childhood or youth. They weren’t that good, and neither were the years of the Golden Age of Comic Books. That period-the late ’30s and early ’40s-may seem gloriously simple and primitive to people today, but it wasn’t. The world was just as complicated and irrational and frightening then as it is today-or more so-which is why we writers and artists at Fawcett created a world of the imagination in which our comic characters lived and did things that we ourselves could not do.

I’m going to indulge my love of C.C. Beck and link to a few good pieces:
Here is some stuff I gave to Kevin about a decade ago:

There should be a lot more of his writing on the internet, since he wrote constantly about comics for something like 20 years.