BRONZE AGE COMIC BASICS
This website is intended to inform the site reader and comic book collectors about more details concerning the bronze age of comics. There are four basic comic book ages, or divisions in times and styles of common comic books: Golden Age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, and Modern Age. Just as a worthy mention, and as an important mention of my own bias, I LOVE THE BRONZE AGE OF COMICS. This was a time when comics were real.
Why read about Bronze Age comics? Well, for one thing, Bronze Age Comics are becoming more aged, and are becoming more rare. If you buy a Bronze Age comic today (bagged and boarded), you can only imagine the value of that book in 20 years (when it is 35 to 40 years old).
There is a lot of debate about when the bronze age of comic books started and when it ended. Some authorities on the matter say that it started in 1971, and still others say that the bronze age began in 1973. In general, it is said that the bronze age started in the early 1970's and ended in the middle of the 1980's. The end of the bronze age can be narrowed down to an exact date of 1985 (which most professionals agree on).
Themes Found In Bronze Age Comics
The Bronze Age of comics led the way in a new trend in not only different drawing styles, but there was a switch in themes as well. For example, there was an increase in the number of minority comic book characters during the Bronze Age. Non-White comic characters were rare in the Silver Age of Comics, but did become more common among the comic books in the bronze age of comic books. Comic book with minority superheroes of that era included Falcon, Black Panther, Bronze Tiger, Black Lightening, Tyroc, Vixen, and Cyborg.
Another major theme in the Bronze Age of comics is the appearance of social issues in these publications. For example, Bronze Age comics saw an increase in the presence of comic story lines that dealt with racial inequality and drug use. The comic book characters of the Bronze Age were in storylines and plots that battled the struggles enmeshed in social struggles of the time.
Comic Book Titles from the Bronze Age of Comics
Other Notable Trends in the Bronze Age
MOVIES: Comic books were produced in the 1970's that were developed into major motion pictures. These movies include Godzilla, Indiana Jones, Jaws, and 2001: Space Oddysey.