Today's escapist storytellers share a rich legacy, from classic TV to great SF novels. But most of us also guzzled superhero comics during our formative years. And the writing of Stan Lee, John Byrne and countless others shaped us, in good ways and bad. Here are seven story pitfalls we picked up from classic superhero comics.
George R.R. Martin wrote fan letters to Marvel Comics. And many of today's most prominent television writers cut their teeth on superhero comics as well. And it's easy to see how people benefited from an early exposure to the work of great comics creators, including a sense of dynamism and a love of escapism. You can learn so much about great storytelling from reading classic superhero comics.