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Comic Era Prefferance and Reason for Reading Options
MrBen
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:28:32 AM

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I have a two part question.

1.) From which era of comics do your preferred stories or art work tend to come from?

and

2.) When you read comics from say the gold or silver ages, do you read them because these are the stories you love and the way you love them to be told, or do you read them in context, all the while thinking "back then characters like this had never been done before" and "wow this was a turning point for the whole industry"?

Personally my preferred scripts tend to come bronze age onwards, but that doesn't stop me from reading silver age books and thinking about how the lack of special effects in the film of the time probably means that readers had never experienced anything like the Silver Surfer or Galactus before.

I don't own any golden age books. Sadly, there just aren't enough pennies.

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MrBen wrote:
I have a two part question.

1.) From which era of comics do your preferred stories or art work tend to come from?

Mid-1980s and on.

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2.) When you read comics from say the gold or silver ages, do you read them because these are the stories you love and the way you love them to be told, or do you read them in context, all the while thinking "back then characters like this had never been done before" and "wow this was a turning point for the whole industry"?

I read them more from the latter. Mostly because they are "important." I find everything from the Golden Age and most things from the Silver Age to be a chore to read.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:26:32 AM
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Nothing beats silver age Marvel.

Continuity. Art. writing. Stories.


All things in modern comics come from Silver Age Marvel Stories.

Go get yourself a run of Avengers anywhere in the 100's or Daredevil or Spidey from that Time period. Thor, Nick Fury, Silver Surfer, Defenders..>whatever.

It's all gold.
MrBen
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:30:45 AM

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comicuniversity wrote:

Go get yourself a run of Avengers anywhere in the 100's or Daredevil or Spidey from that Time period. Thor, Nick Fury, Silver Surfer, Defenders..>whatever.

It's all gold.


Yeah, I've got quite a few of the FF Surfer appearances, as well as the 18 issue solo series. But I still think Mobius might be my favorite of his stories.

I don't have anything silver of the other titles you mentioned though.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:43:32 PM

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SwiftMann wrote:
MrBen wrote:
I have a two part question.

1.) From which era of comics do your preferred stories or art work tend to come from?

Mid-1980s and on.

Quote:
2.) When you read comics from say the gold or silver ages, do you read them because these are the stories you love and the way you love them to be told, or do you read them in context, all the while thinking "back then characters like this had never been done before" and "wow this was a turning point for the whole industry"?

I read them more from the latter. Mostly because they are "important." I find everything from the Golden Age and most things from the Silver Age to be a chore to read.


I read pretty much the same eras. I do dabble into the 70s era for the awesome cosmic scene at Marvel back then.

The difference with us is that I will read any DC or Marvel that has a good story, not just if it's important. But important or key issues seem to grab my attention more just because they're more well known.

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 3:59:15 PM

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I mostly read Bronze Age Marvel and DC. I have a couple Silver Age Batman which I like because of the stories which are awesome!

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I think the Silver Age is the most rewarding era for comics by my eye, yet I find myself re-reading a lot of Bronze Age books. 80s had a good run, and I have a lot of favs in the Millenial era we'll call it. Precious few good reads from the 90s, but some of the startups during that era are ok.

I think that's the key... I am most fond of titles that began in the Silver, and enjoy reading those into the Bronze, but titles that had a start in a later period work well with me.

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