Many people I talk about comics consider the early 90s a separate era of the medium, sometimes titled as the "Extreme 90s". The consensus is that it all began with Rob Liefeld's X-Force run in 1991, but no one is really sure what was the end of this particular era. Some say it was the comic crash of 1996, some say Marvels and Kingdom Come put an end to it within the mainstream and I heard it could be Warren Ellis with his Stormwatch/The Authority run that ultimately gave closure to the trends that dominated the better half of that decade. What's your opinion?
Also what do you think will happen with Dark Horse now that they've lost the rights to publish more Star Wars books after 2013? I have some Dark Horse fans who think it was SW that held back the publisher being a haven of creator owned comics like Image is right now and losing the rights might be actually a good thing.