A New Day & Age - We're In The Brass Age of Comics!

#1 Posted by EmperorJosh (93 posts) - - Show Bio

Yesterday, while reading a Batman comic book(New 52 version) i realized that somewhere within the past year, we've crosssed over from the Copper Age in Comics to some kind of new age. I like to call it the Brass Age. DC's "New 52" and Marvel Comics' "Marvel Now" I think, was the unofficial beginning of a brand new age in comics. Now these events are the spearheads driving this new period, instead of the Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns as they were with this previous period. What do you guys think? Have we crossed over, or not yet?

#2 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1389 posts) - - Show Bio

yes! :)

#3 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

COIE initiated a round of reboots. Flashpoint also initiated a round of reboots. I don't know what name to call the post-COIE reboots age. I would count post-Flashpoint reboots as a new age but I don't know what name to call the new 52 age.

#4 Posted by EmperorJosh (93 posts) - - Show Bio

@colonyofcells said:

COIE initiated a round of reboots. Flashpoint also initiated a round of reboots. I don't know what name to call the post-COIE reboots age. I would count post-Flashpoint reboots as a new age but I don't know what name to call the new 52 age.

The Brass Age seems appropriate (:

#5 Edited by Squalleon (3001 posts) - - Show Bio

I would call it the "Second Dark Age of Comics" since everything seems to go darker and darker :-P

But yes Welcome to the New Age THE BRASS AGE!

#6 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Most people agree on the dc golden age and dc silver age (beginning of Barry Allen). I label the firing of Gardner Fox and other older writers and getting replaced by younger writers and getting replaced by some former Marvel writers as the beginning of the bronze age (jla satellite era). There is no agreement on Post COIE and Post Flashpoint so I just continue to be clear by saying Post COIE and Post Flashpoint to avoid misunderstanding and miscommunication.

#7 Posted by Nathaniel_Christopher (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

Golden->Silver->Bronze->Iron

That's how i've always understood it anyways, with the Iron Age sometimes called the Modern or Dark Age. I always felt the Post Crisis DCU fell into the Bronze Age and then drifted into the Iron, with the various reboots and origin retellings.

But indeed, Hail the Brass Age!

#8 Edited by The_Tree (6403 posts) - - Show Bio

Who says you get to decide what it's called?

What happened to democracy? Damn commie.

#9 Edited by OutlawRenegade (1236 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say that we're in the FILM age of comics. Marvel and DC are now IP farms for their holding companies due to the current popularity of superheroes. But both companies and the medium as a whole continue to lose readers overall despite noticeable increases in readership with the launch of new issue 1s. I'm being serious and not facetious.

We'll probably see an end to this age once the market becomes over-saturated with superhero films. (See 2015, when Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Avengers 2, Justice League, and Star Wars are all set to come out).

#10 Posted by EmperorJosh (93 posts) - - Show Bio

@The_Tree said:

Who says you get to decide what it's called?

What happened to democracy? Damn commie.

The Brass Age seemed fitting. I dont know, what would you call it...?

#11 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

New 52 is short and easy to type. Post Flashpoint is better to avoid misunderstanding.

#12 Posted by MrShway88 (653 posts) - - Show Bio

So I know when the Golden and Sliver age was but when did the Bronze and Copper/Iron (whatever you call it) age start? Wasn't the Modern age the bronze or another age? When was the Dark age? Never heard of that one. Also I prefer the current to be called the film age. Comics are and never were metals or minerals. lol

#13 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrShway88 said:

So I know when the Golden and Sliver age was but when did the Bronze and Copper/Iron (whatever you call it) age start? Wasn't the Modern age the bronze or another age? When was the Dark age? Never heard of that one. Also I prefer the current to be called the film age. Comics are and never were metals or minerals. lol

The bronze age began in the 70s with gwen stacys death. Comics were getting more dark and realistic, with speedy being an heroin addict for example

The dark age began in the mid 80s with dark knight returns, watchmen, swamp thing, animal man, sandman, hellblazer, etc. It continued its trend during the 90s with other kind of dark stuff like x-force or spawn. I think were still in the dark age, although some people call it the modern age now

#14 Posted by EmperorJosh (93 posts) - - Show Bio

The Dark Age/Modern Age/CopperAge/Iron Age are all the same thing. And I would prefer that all ages remain named after minerals for traditions sake. Film can be associated with this new age though. For example, The Copper Age is one of the official names of this past age, and the Dark Age is a nickname. This Age should be something like the Brass Age(Officially) and the Film Age(Nickname). Thats just me though.

#15 Posted by The_Tree (6403 posts) - - Show Bio

@EmperorJosh said:

@The_Tree said:

Who says you get to decide what it's called?

What happened to democracy? Damn commie.

The Brass Age seemed fitting. I dont know, what would you call it...?

LOL. I don't know what I'd call it, I was just playing with you.

#16 Edited by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

For dc, it is easy to start new ages based on Superman reboots and/or Flash reboots : 1938 superman is created and this starts the golden age. 1956 Barry Allen Flash is created and this starts the silver age. 1986 Superman is rebooted by John Byrne (COIE also ends in 1986) and this starts the Post COIE age. Barry Allen also dies in COIE to signal the end of the silver age. For most of the Post COIE age, Wally West was the Flash. 2011 Flashpoint ends and both Superman/Flash are rebooted and this starts the Post Flashpoint age and is advertised as the New 52 age.

#17 Edited by Nathaniel_Christopher (1486 posts) - - Show Bio

@MrShway88 said:

So I know when the Golden and Sliver age was but when did the Bronze and Copper/Iron (whatever you call it) age start? Wasn't the Modern age the bronze or another age? When was the Dark age? Never heard of that one. Also I prefer the current to be called the film age. Comics are and never were metals or minerals. lol

Dark/Iron/Modern-All the same age really, with the Dark Age some times referred to as a specific period of the Iron/Modern. For the most part, you can mark the end of certain ages with certain events. For example, the end of the Silver Age is usually considered to have happened with the snapping of a neck (Reference to the death of Gwen Stacy story line.) And that was the start of the Bronze Age, which is usually thought to have ended with Crisis on Infinite Earths when pretty much everything DC was rebooted. Then with the Dark Age you have Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen, and its pretty much agreed by everyone that those two kicked off the age.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheAgesOfSuperheroComics

^For more info. on the different ages.

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