I've noticed renewed interest in comics. At first it was subtle, like an under budget movie here or there, but it's now more mainstream. What brought this to my attention recently is the YJCC. There's one or two threads on the front page about characters or content. Even if it's just Guy vs. Guy, it's way more that five years ago when it was semi-childish to even talk about this stuff. I've been around town and seen people with shirts with Batman or Superman or Flash logos on their shirts. Just a few years ago, well those shirts didn't exist other than something you wore as pajamas. And the fact that people even wear Flash logos at all is mind boggling. Nobody knew who the Flash was when I was growing up. This forum is here and the current Marvel and DC threads are so popular is another point. I find it...odd. Always been a superhero fan, but I am a 80's child. Back then it was a secret, it made you a wierdo. Now its more mainstream and I find it odd. I'd really like to see a graph on sales of comics, overall and by title, and see how they are affected to events like the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 9/11, etc. Overall, I get this vibe that they are more mainstream. More so than because we can do cool movies about them now, more like people want them.