Don't mind my ranting, but like right now, I'm holding AVX 11 (2012) and Dr. Strange Sorcerer Supreme #54 (1993)
It takes me about 7-10 minutes to read the entire AVX 11 issue. (that's when I put effort trying to sound like the characters in my head/ or out loud) It's 18 pages give and take a few advertisement pages. Strange SS 54 is 30 pages minus 6 advertisement pages, but reading the entire issue would take roughly bout 30/40 mins of reading.
Something about older comics is that every space counts for a text. Newer comics = every space on a page counts for graphical illustration. You'll see a lot of sentence breaks on current X-Men comics like (...I...) (...Was.... In... China...) (Now.. I'm in Washington....) (Beast won't shut up....) (I'm on the moon)
Here's another example:
This is what we get from current comics..... There's hardly anything to read only if at all.
Seriously now, how long does it take you to actually read a comic today? 5 mins? 10? How long did it take you to finish a comic 10 or 20 years ago?