Sorry but no, my historical revisionist friend. We're at a very unprecedented time in comic book history. Social media has fundamentally altered the way comics are conceived, written, and promoted. Social media has jumpstarted careers of people who never deserved it, and ended careers of people who still had something of value to contribute. It has been the front of an ever expanding culture war, and manipulated the very foundation and infrastructure of the comic industry.
There was never a time until recent years when a content creator could interact with his consumerbase as directly and frequently. Neither has the national political debate been as muddled and misrepresented. This has resulted in an creative environment that nurtures tribalism, vitriol, and extremely volatile attitudes. You can't really compare today to any previous point in comic history. There's just no other analogy for what's happening these days.