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 Posted: Thu Jan 5th, 2017 07:58 pm
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tamalie wrote: I'd put the Bronze age ending a bit later than 1983, say 1986 or so. That's when the stories got very dark and the classic comic book art fell away in favor of highly stylized art. From 1986 or so onward, any pretense that comics were for kids ended. It's also when the gimmicky stuff began with special covers and new series with issue #1s to cater to would be investors kicked in.
For years they called end of Bronze as about 1976, when direct sales was new, then at 1979.
Now it seems they draw the line of the start of the "modern age" at 1986ish, as you say - Secret Wars for Marvel and the post-Crisis DC/Superman Byrne relaunch for DC.