Over a month ago, I had given Eric a couple of comic book collections he had put on his wishlist for his birthday. They were 2001-02 versions of Spider-Man. As a surprise extra, I threw in a reprint of the original Avenger series from 1963. Over the following weeks, I would notice Eric lounging on the couch and happily reading the books out loud with dramatic voices for the characters. Then last week I happened to ask if he had finished all of them. He said he didn’t read the Avengers because it was “too hard.” I asked him to explain, because I thought all superhero comic books were pretty much the same as far as reading level. He said it was “old style --1960’s.” I took a look to see what the heck he was talking about, and was both surprised and amused by the difference.