Some of my psychiatric friends regard my comics research as a Don Quixotic enterprise. But I have gradually learned that the number of comic books is so enormous that the pulp paper industry is vitally interested in their mass production. If anything, I am fighting not wind mills, but paper mills. Moreover, a most important part of my research consists in the reading and analysis of hundreds of comic books. This task is not Quixotic but Herculean—reminiscent, in fact, of the job of trying to clean up the Aegean stables.