End of the golden age?
Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:53 am
The start of the Golden Age of Marvel Comics is generally considered to be the first appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner in 1939. There does not seem to be a general concensus as to when the Golden Age ended, but for my purposes I will place it during the final appearance of a "super hero" during the 1940s or 1950s. Does anyone know of the last time a costumed "super hero" (ie. not a romance comic, horror, humor, mystery, etc.) appeared prior to Fantastic Four #1 (1961)? Or has there ever been another earlier period between the late 1940s and 1961 when there was a period when no "super heroes" appeared?