I always felt I was living in two worlds. One was the Mexican world, because nearly everybody I knew, relatives and cousins and kids in the neighbourhood, were Mexican. Then school was a different world. It was ethnically mixed.
It wasn’t until school that we realised that we were abnormal.
We thought everybody read comics. We didn’t know we were weird. We didn’t know people that collected comics were strange. It was as normal as listening to rock music on the radio.
Dennis the Menace was probably the most realistic comic book ever done. No space aliens ever invaded!
We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement.
You must always remember, because the mediocre mind you encounter may be your own.