Letter Perfect

22 Comic-Book Letter Column Headers Worth Saluting in This Cold and Impersonal Internet Age

Hey, have you noticed they’re bringing back the letter columns? Back in the early 2000s, most major publishers dropped them from their books, figuring the Internet was satisfying the fans’ need to interact with creators and sound off about their favorite books. Now, they’re back. Pointless nostalgia or a vital part of the comic-reading experience? You decide!

While the jury deliberates, here are a few of my favorite letter column headers from years past. Some are easy to figure out which books they belonged to; some ain’t. Answers are below:

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1. Action Comics 2. Aquaman (1986 series) 3. Captain America (1968 series) 4. Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew 5. Daredevil (1964 series) 6. Doom Patrol (1987 series) 7. The Eternals 8. Excalibur 9. Fantastic Four 10. Firestorm the Nuclear Man (1982 series) 11. Ghost Rider (1990 series) 12. Green Arrow (1988 series) 13. Green Lantern: Mosaic 14. Howard the Duck 15. Ms. Marvel (1976 series) 16. The ‘Nam 17. Secret Origins (1986 series) 18. Star Trek (1984 series) 19. Suicide Squad (1986 series) 20. The Thing 21. The Transformers (1984 series) 22. What If…? (1988 series)

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