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This Saturday’s question: What is your favorite era of comic books?
Pretty simple question, but often times a very polarizing and even friendship-ending one. If you could choose only one, would it be the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Bronze Age, or the Modern Age of comic books? And if you narrow it down, which company (or pre-/post-status quo changing event timeline, while you’re at it) is your go-to comic book heaven?
So go forth and debate! But be sure to back up your responses. Don’t be scared. And don’t give up. After all, no one likes a quitter. And you’re not a quitter, are you?
From the wealth of material out there that I've read, I'm going to say DC from 1997-2005 or Vertigo from its inception to about 2002ish.
To me, a new era of DC began when Morrison's JLA launched in 1997. They were moving towards a bit of silver age revival with modern elements thrown in rather than gritty early-mid 90s image-type stuff. Some of the best books came out in this era too, including Geoff Johns first Flash run and his JSA. Batman: No man's land, etc.
Vertigo's always been pretty good, but the truly great books for me ended around when transmetropolitan ended.
I have enjoyed all eras… but I liked the changes that came at the end of the 1980's. DC post-Crisis and pre-Infinite Crisis was my favorite. Marvel 80's and 90's had some great stories. I have always like the new companies and their attempts to fix what can be seen as flaws in the bigger companies. CrossGen was one of my favorites. I loved that they had books crossing every genre and still tried to tie it all together with the Sigil. If you have ever read the classic CrossGen stuff pre-Disney buyout, you should. I still hope for a rebirth of these series someday.
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