Almost totally unrelated to games, I just wanted to share this:
I have an aunt that is just 5 years older then I and up in her bedroom closet there was this huge stack of comics. I spent many an hour reading the books in this pile, it was a feature of vising my Grandmother's house. This pile was special, it wasn't just a regular collection it was a sampling of comics bith my aunts read, my uncle, my mother, and their slightly older cousins.
The pile of comics was heavy with Superman, Lois Kane, and Jimmy Olsen, with a smattering of Shazam, Captain America and the Fantastic Four.There were a couple romance comics, Huckle-berry hound, and a goodly number of Archies ; along with classic illustrated, a couple of war story comics, and some horror titles. The pile spanned from sometime in the early 50's to the very early 70's when I was still reading from it.
This wasn't a fancy comics collection it was a big old stack of comics many worn and battered, some missing covers. What makes it unique is it wasn't a collection of one person it was part of the childhood of my family. It was part of each of our youths it was there for all of us on rainy days or spare moments away from the noise and press of family gatherings, when we had a cold and had to rest under covers.
The pile eventually ended up migrating to my younger cousins ; the pile of comics lost a few books and gained some over the years. Last I saw it a couple years ago it was in the playroom of one of their children. I don't know if it survives to this day but I do know that pile of comics was with my family for six decades read by the children, grand children, and great-grandchildren of the owner;s of the home with that bedroom closet where the pile first accumulated.