As freighted with historical weight as the superheros origins were, titles from that golden age of comic books, which lasted until the early. Modern age comic books cgc comic book collectors chat. Top 60 most valuable comic books from the modern age. The newsprint used for most comic books has been bleached with acid prior to printing. Kids comic book lot of 15 marvel comics xmen spiderman. The modern age is the informal term applied to a specific period of comic book publishing history. See more ideas about comic book covers, marvel comics and comics. All comic books for sale are listed alphabetically by the first letter of the comic books name. These are the most actively sold comic books in the marketplace graded by cgc or cbcs. Mar 02, 2016 modern age 1985 present day the modern age, which began in the mid1980s and continued to present day, is identified by a number of trends. Modern age 1985 present day the modern age, which began in the mid1980s and continued to present day, is identified by a number of trends. In 1984, marvel comics debuted the first large crossover, secret wars, a storyline featuring the companys most prolific superheroes, which overlapped into a 12issue limited series and many monthly comic books. Browse listings in comic books modern age 1992now hipcomic. Submit your comics for cgc grading right from the store.
Some of the acid from the bleach remains in the paper. There would never again be the heyday of the golden age but the now well underway silver age was allowing more and more comics to be published. The ages of comic books explained people do mention the golden age, the silver age, the bronze age, and the modern age. Loosely based on an ancient greek model of history, which described a golden age of mankind before trouble came into the world, the grading of each age towards the modern shows a type. Comics historians divide the history of american comic books into ages. So naturally, any key modern age comic book that gets published in the future cannot by definition be included here. Well, im up for the challenge to explain 79 years of comics. If the dark knight trilogy is comprised of dark age movies, then the marvel cinematic universe movies can be considered modern age movies another feature of the era is while the decline of the comic book as a regularly published periodical is real, the rise of the graphic novel as respectable. Storywise, the best comics of the era are about finding the balance between wish fulfillment and realism. Browse listings in comic books modern age 1992 now. This is a fairly weak book with some lesser known writers but if youre wanting to read the batman timeline in full and want to read clayfaces origin. Which are the 100 hottest comic books on the planet right now. Over at dc comics, carmine infantino applied his art to various genre of comic books, and one that struck a cord with the mainstream and did well under the comics code authority was showcase 4, 1956 which introduced the modern barry allen flash and started off the silver age 19561969. We carry a large selection of comics that have been professionally graded and encapsulated by cgc or cbcs.
The modern age of comic books is a period in the history of american superhero comic books which is generally considered to have begun in the mid1980s and continues through the present day. Comic book grading learn the scale and how to apply it. Modern age comics is the local comic shop for the algonquin and crystal lake area. Jan 29, 2003 the ages are related to comic book grades in that they help determine the relative price based on the period that they represent as well as the age of the book. As with grading all collectibles, there is a degree of subjectivity as there are many factors to consider and all of them must be weighed to determine an overall grade. Following the bronze age era, dcs modern age is largely. We offer modern, bronze age, silver age, and golden age comics. There have been trading cards inserted into comics, glow in the dark covers, foilembossed covers, even wacky comics with bullet holes shot through the comic. When the publisher opened its doors, it was a company ran by artists, and it showed the books were gorgeous, but the writing wasn.
All comic books for sale are listed alphabetically by the first letter of the comic book s name. Its books began selling out, and the creators became rock stars of the comic world. The 8 ages of comic books by alex grand comic book historians. The top 10 most valuable modern age key issue comics to date. The list is more interesting as a result, and so our editorial decision is final. Oct 06, 2016 over at dc comics, carmine infantino applied his art to various genre of comic books, and one that struck a cord with the mainstream and did well under the comics code authority was showcase 4, 1956 which introduced the modern barry allen flash and started off the silver age 19561969. Voted top female comic book artist by comic book resources in 2015, the cocreator of. Comic book novelty 3 months ago norman robinson iii. Modern age of comic books hey kids comics wiki fandom. Professional comic book grading eliminates concerns about grade misrepresentations by providing a professional assessment of condition and quality. The image comics of modern times has stayed largely the same, but it is also vastly different. Sold by official kid made modern and ships from amazon fulfillment. If youre looking for a hard to find back issue, we probably have it.
May 27, 2016 as freighted with historical weight as the superheros origins were, titles from that golden age of comic books, which lasted until the early 1950s, were also uncomplicated stories of good. Marvel collects some of the most amazing pieces by one of the most talented and influential artists in comic book history. The steel age is exemplified by getting rid of outdated concepts like the comics code and embracing modern mediums like the internet. Comic books are a reflection of modern society, so as society changed, so did the comic book plots, characters and themes. If we dont, add it to your want list and well notify you when its in stock. For the purpose of bag and board sizes, bcw has simplified the sizes into three groups, or ages. Monsters is a legends of the dark knight series where the link between the stories are monsters werewolves, bio engineered soldiers and finally clayfaces modern age origin story. Important note on most expensive modern comic books. The modern age of comic books is an informal name for the period in the history of mainstream american comic books generally considered to last from the mid1980s until present day. Jun 02, 2017 silver age 19561970 bronze age 19701985 modern age 1985present the modern age of comics. In this age comic character were more psychologically complex and were darker.
Get the best deals on modern age comics 1992now when you shop the. So, the xmen comic books are listed under x and the outer limits is listed under o. Modern age comic books cgc graded modern age comics da. Some readers have expressed annoyance at variant covers appearing on this list. Events from the modern age of comic books wikipedia. During approximately the first 15 years of this period, many comic book characters were redesigned, creators gained prominence in the industry, independent.
Another fun part of comic collecting is the crazy modern age comics with novelty covers. What size of bags and boards do i need to protect my comic. Following the bronze age era, dcs modern age is largely recognized as beginning with the 198586 crossover maxiseries, crisis on infinite earths. If you are not already intheknow about the difference between newsstand and direct edition comics see the following. Browse listings in comic books modern age 1992 now 316577 listings found. In this period, comic book characters generally became darker and more psychologically complex, creators became. These eras include the golden age 19381950, the silver age 19561970, the bronze age 19701985, and the modern age 1985present. And if you want to invest in a copy of any of the 100, which grade should you seek out, and why. Throughout the history of comic books, publishers have made comics is different sizes.
Modern age comic books cgc comic book collectors chat boards. The modern age of comics generally starts in 1985 as the bronze age wraps up. Also, because this submission data is from one snapshot in time yearend 2016 there could be plenty of important past comics that simply arent recognized as such today but might be considered keys after some future. If the golden age of comic books and the silver age of comic books were the childhood of. Comic books with a number as its title are alphabetized by the way the name is pronounced. Gerard jones and will jacobs have written a wonderful history of comic book heroes from the silver age late 50s to the present mid90s. The ages are related to comic book grades in that they help determine the relative price based on the period that they represent as well as the age of the book. Some argue that the later years of the bronze age overlap with the very early years of the. Both dark age and modern age influences can be seen in recent superhero movies. The turn of the millennium was a good time to be a comics reader, especially after the implosion of the speculator market and the wretched comics that came out in the mid1990s. Comic book grading is the process of determining the grade or condition of a book, which directly influences its value.
Draw your own comics 150 pages of fun and unique templates a large 8. The 8 ages of comic books by alex grand comic book. The dc comic book maxiseries crisis on infinite earths became the. The multiple awardwinning canadian comic artist, fiona staples has become one of the most recognizable and influential artists in the industry today. Silver age 19561970 bronze age 19701985 modern age 1985present the modern age of comics. Marvel comics more publishers shop by character batman.
Modern age comic books page 4 cgc comic book collectors. The modern age of comic books is a period in the history of american superhero comic books which is generally considered to have begun in the mid1980s. Yep, the cadre of different sorts of covers from the modern age is truly a sight to behold. The modern age of comics is a name for the age of comics from the. Modern age comics is an authorized cgc member dealer. The 60s saw the first major comic book conventions start up and gain popularity. February 15, 2017 key modern age comics special note. Batman reading order and timeline modern age gotham. During approximately the first 15 years of this period, many comic book characters were redesigned, creators gained prominence in the industry, independent comics flourished, and larger publishing houses. These include the later 10 cent issues and all 12 cent issues, which ended in mid1969.
Most popular modern age comic books these are the most actively sold comic books in the marketplace graded by cgc or cbcs. Carnageized immortal hulk 20, conan 8 and avengers 5 conan in current timeline. To mitigate this deterioration, the comic book backing. The 1960s was a time of significant growth in the comics industry. The modern age of comic books useful notes tv tropes. One of the key aspects of the modern age of comic books was that it was the beginning of big events. Explore comic books newly acquired comics original artwork shop by age golden age.
If the golden age of comic books and the silver age of comic books were the childhood of super heroes, the bronze age of comic books was their adolescence, and the dark age of comic books was their angstridden teenage years, then the modern age of comic books is surely the college years. During the bronze age, we saw the end of the comic code, which opened up all sorts of plot and character possibilities for publishers. It is an important book in providing the background details of the industry and also in its portraits of the creators of the various comic books. The modern age of comics is a name for the age of comics from the mid80s to present.787 919 897 212 676 1455 1347 1353 296 46 914 30 717 1245 1548 637 412 53 1010 1383 1099 486 1296 1497 1490 487 1066 825 719 1198 264 1452 678