#1 Posted by RUKM (279 posts) - - Show Bio

What decade of comics did you favor? I like all the insane over the top action of the 90s

#2 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both, but overall I'd go for the 80's... Sure it was cheesy, but it was fun! :)

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#3 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

80's, even if I wasn't around for it. >.>

I just love old comics, mostly Spider-Man. (Because I read a lot of it)

#4 Posted by _Zombie_ (10394 posts) - - Show Bio

80s. Can only say I like a few 90s comics.

#5 Posted by jsphsmth (1136 posts) - - Show Bio

The excitement and changes in comics in the 80s remains unmatched. That was the decade that brought us Batman Year One, The Dark Knight Returns, Watchmen, the placement of the Charleston heroes into the DCU, Crisis on Infinite Earths, etc. Has to be the 80s for me.

#6 Posted by Daycrawler (553 posts) - - Show Bio

80's for me all the way!

#7 Posted by Night Thrasher (3676 posts) - - Show Bio

The 90s had some high points, but the 80s was awesome. Some of the greatest stories of All time came out in the 80s. The defining moments in a lot of our favorite characters happened in the 80s.

#8 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

Some of my favorite comics began in the 80's but I'd still have to say the 90's because the majority of their runs were in the 90's such as Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, The Sandman, Jamie Delano's Animal Man, Preacher, Hellboy, Shade the Changing Man, Sandman Mystery Theatre, The Invisibles, the first half of Transmetropolitan, House of Secrets, Enigma, Blade of the Immortal, Chaos! Comics, etc.

There may be stuff I'm just forgetting but I can't think of any real great comics from the 80's except for stuff that was from the late 80's and continued into the 90's.

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#9 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38849 posts) - - Show Bio
80's.
#10 Posted by Mighty Thorion (797 posts) - - Show Bio

80's for me for so many reasons - a few;

DC - Crisis on Infinite Earths, which shaped the DCU for much of the next 20+ years, Watchmen (need I say any more?), New Teen Titans by Wolfman and Perez, Camelot 3000 by Brian Bolland.

Marvel - Secret Wars, including the introduction of the Black Spidey Costume, which became Venom, Daredevil by Frank Millar, X-men by Claremont.

Indies - American Flagg, Grimjack, Mighty Crusaders.

#11 Posted by Billy Batson (57939 posts) - - Show Bio

the 90's.
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#12 Posted by SoA (4776 posts) - - Show Bio

90s up until Onslaught , i was a kid during the 90s but had a lot of old comics , the 80s Australian team of X-men was my favorite lol

#13 Posted by brainfreeze34 (7 posts) - - Show Bio

i liked 90s more

#14 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1672 posts) - - Show Bio

80's was the decade that changed mainstream comics for good. No doubt, these changes still affect deeply both DC and Marvel. 80's rule...

#15 Posted by John Valentine (16307 posts) - - Show Bio

80s.

#16 Posted by Owie (3690 posts) - - Show Bio

Certainly the 80s. Partly because that's when I started reading and everyone always likes what they consider to be "normal." But the 90's eighteen-versions of silver hologram covers is what made me stop reading for a long time.

Plus as has been said above, the 80s were seminal for major changes and significant stuff like Year One, Dark Knight Returns, Elektra, Watchmen, Secret Wars, Love & Rockets, Maus, Simonson's Thor, Claremont's X-Men, Cerebus, Concrete, Zot. It was (in my opinion) the best era for Miller and Sienkiewicz. Plus personal favorites like Grendel and Mage. Plus great cartoons like Thundercats, GI Joe, and Transformers.

The 90s did have Tim Hunter, Vertigo, and the Age of Apocalypse, but that's not enough to even the score.

#17 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

Some of my favorite comics began in the 80's but I'd still have to say the 90's because the majority of their runs were in the 90's such as Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, The Sandman, Jamie Delano's Animal Man, Preacher, Hellboy, Shade the Changing Man, Sandman Mystery Theatre, The Invisibles, the first half of Transmetropolitan, House of Secrets, Enigma, Blade of the Immortal, Chaos! Comics, etc.

There may be stuff I'm just forgetting but I can't think of any real great comics from the 80's except for stuff that was from the late 80's and continued into the 90's.

Took the words out of my mouth, folk.

#18 Posted by MagneticShockwave (1244 posts) - - Show Bio

The 90's had alot of empathis on X-Men and Spiderman. 

#19 Posted by Yumulu (762 posts) - - Show Bio

80's for the overall DC and Marvel stuff, 90's for the rest.

#20 Posted by spystreak (2063 posts) - - Show Bio

both I was born in 92 so I've read more stufffrom the 90s but I like the 80s comics just as much

#21 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9001 posts) - - Show Bio

The 90's

#22 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

80's for sure.

#23 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hawkeye446 said:

80's for sure.

Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns. Some of the greatest comics ever written. The 90's were the worst time in comics.

So it is pretty easy.

#24 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520: The 90's weren't terrible, except for most of the art... Ughhh.

#25 Posted by Miss Menace (12222 posts) - - Show Bio

Ummm 90...

#26 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hawkeye446: Exactly. It was the time of Rob Liefeld. It was also the time of polybags and shinny covers. The time where the comic bubble burst.

#27 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520: Yes Yes Yes, you are indeed correct!

#28 Posted by entropy_aegis (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

Well good thing I was mostly a Batman reader and his comics did'nt have the Liefeld touch to them.Infact it was the opposite with Graham Nolan,Jim Aparo,Norm Breyfogle and Jim Balent.

90's edge out for me.

#29 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hawkeye446: There was also a lot of these X-Men people.

#30 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520: That isn't a bad thing though ^-^

#31 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: You did have Knightfall to keep you company.

#32 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hawkeye446: Even you can admit there may have been a few too many X-Men books.

#33 Posted by entropy_aegis (15197 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520 said:

@entropy_aegis: You did have Knightfall to keep you company.

There were other good stories like NML as well,overall Batman books were consistently of a decent quality back in the 90's,good artists and not hacks.

#34 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: Indeed.

#35 Posted by blur99 (373 posts) - - Show Bio

Does everyone know the comics of each era to really say which one they prefer?

One thing I do know is that in the latter era coloring became great.

#36 Posted by gravitypress (2069 posts) - - Show Bio

80s

#37 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520 said:

@Hawkeye446: Even you can admit there may have been a few too many X-Men books.

Never. But yes there are. Though I enjoy them so I can't complain.

#38 Posted by Daveyo520 (2447 posts) - - Show Bio

@Hawkeye446: Now imagine back in the 90's there were even more.

#39 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3939 posts) - - Show Bio

@Daveyo520: Are you sure there were? There is more than 10 at the moment I am sure. If you count Wolverine X-23 and Daken even more than that.

#40 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

@Owie said:

Certainly the 80s. Partly because that's when I started reading and everyone always likes what they consider to be "normal." But the 90's eighteen-versions of silver hologram covers is what made me stop reading for a long time.

Plus as has been said above, the 80s were seminal for major changes and significant stuff like Year One, Dark Knight Returns, Elektra, Watchmen, Secret Wars, Love & Rockets, Maus, Simonson's Thor, Claremont's X-Men, Cerebus, Concrete, Zot. It was (in my opinion) the best era for Miller and Sienkiewicz. Plus personal favorites like Grendel and Mage. Plus great cartoons like Thundercats, GI Joe, and Transformers.

The 90s did have Tim Hunter, Vertigo, and the Age of Apocalypse, but that's not enough to even the score.

but that's what I mean in terms of things starting in the 80's but mostly being the 90's...Concrete was primarily a 90's thing, the second volume of Maus came out in 1991, Mage Book 1 was published in the 80's but Book 2 in the 90's, the original Love and Rockets series also extended into the mid-90's, Cerebus was published from 1977 to 2004, etc.

I'm not saying there weren't good things in the 80's but the good stuff began in the latter half of the 80's and continued into the 90's, sure what was popular wasn't necessarily good in the 90's but there were plenty of great comics throughout the entire decade, the same could not be said for the 80's, at least not IMO

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#41 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

90's I'm pretty young, I don't want to go sooo far in the time

#42 Posted by Owie (3690 posts) - - Show Bio

@aztek_the_lost said:

@Owie said:

Certainly the 80s. Partly because that's when I started reading and everyone always likes what they consider to be "normal." But the 90's eighteen-versions of silver hologram covers is what made me stop reading for a long time.

Plus as has been said above, the 80s were seminal for major changes and significant stuff like Year One, Dark Knight Returns, Elektra, Watchmen, Secret Wars, Love & Rockets, Maus, Simonson's Thor, Claremont's X-Men, Cerebus, Concrete, Zot. It was (in my opinion) the best era for Miller and Sienkiewicz. Plus personal favorites like Grendel and Mage. Plus great cartoons like Thundercats, GI Joe, and Transformers.

The 90s did have Tim Hunter, Vertigo, and the Age of Apocalypse, but that's not enough to even the score.

but that's what I mean in terms of things starting in the 80's but mostly being the 90's...Concrete was primarily a 90's thing, the second volume of Maus came out in 1991, Mage Book 1 was published in the 80's but Book 2 in the 90's, the original Love and Rockets series also extended into the mid-90's, Cerebus was published from 1977 to 2004, etc.

I'm not saying there weren't good things in the 80's but the good stuff began in the latter half of the 80's and continued into the 90's, sure what was popular wasn't necessarily good in the 90's but there were plenty of great comics throughout the entire decade, the same could not be said for the 80's, at least not IMO

I know what you mean, certainly many did continue from one decade to another. Generally I'd say I'm thinking of the period from about 84-92 or so, when I think of the "80s". Some of this is also perception. I think of Concrete being an 80s series, because that's when I was seeing it, then I stopped reading in the early/mid 90s, so I didn't see it any more. So in my mind I think of it as a creature of the 80s. And their critical acclaim/awards mostly came then--88 and 89. Love and Rockets did continue, but its heart and its cultural reflection of the times was decidedly 80s. Maus II was the 90s, but the big splash, and its seminal reach into culture, was the 80s. Cerebus also just feels 80s in the sense that that's when it came to maturity. Mage 1 was one of my favorite books of all time; Mage 2 was a huge letdown. So generally I think of the heart of these books, the best parts, or the way they reflected the culture, as coming from the 80s. But I can't disagree that some of them were also in the 90s.

As to whether there were great comics through the decade, I think the other stuff I mentioned (the various Batman graphic novels, Simonson's Thor, Claremont's X-Men, Miller's Daredevil, Watchmen, Elektra, Secret Wars, the original Ninja Turtles) was spread throughout the decade, and some even started in the 70s. I'd agree that later 80s was better than early 80s. In the same way I'd say very early and very late 90s was better than mid 90s. But to me, the 90s are symbolized by the rise of Image and the degradation of mainstream art. Stuff like Vertigo was more marginal in the 90s, while the good stuff of the 80s really managed to rise to the center for a while.

#43 Posted by higher_evolutionary (2015 posts) - - Show Bio

90s punisher
80s spiderman was gold