End of the Golden Age

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End of the Golden Age

Post by wolframbane » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:46 am

I know that Marvel Comics #1 (1939), the first appearance of Sub-Mariner, is considered the beginning of the Golden Age of Marvel Comics, and that Fantastic Four #1 (1961) is considered the beginning of the Silver Age of Marvel Comics. Would anyone know the years and/or issues that are generally considered the end of the Golden and Silver Ages?

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Re: End of the Golden Age

Post by Somebody » Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:55 am

End of the GA is when superheroes died right back around the end of WW2.

End of the SA is debatable - when Marvel got a better distribution deal and launched a shedload of new titles, when Kirby left Marvel, ASM 121-122 and the start of 1970 have all been quoted.

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Re: End of the Golden Age

Post by ytsejammer » Fri May 01, 2009 3:07 am

My end point for Marvel's Silver Age is October 1971, the month before the price rise from 15 cents to 20 cents (via a brief jump to 25 cents). The price rise coincided with the tenth anniversary of the Fantastic Four and the major change in the design of the cover layout.

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