Heroville's Recent Comments
September 3, 2018 12:07 am I disagree with the assertion that we’re still in the era kicked off by Watchmen/DKR/Crisis. “The Moden Age” is a floating designation but we’re very much removed from that time in a lot of ways. We still have creators who are influenced by those works around because of the nature of comics but I don’t think Kris Anka is chasing Watchmen, or Saladin Ahmed or Babs Tarr. We’re at an era where most up and coming creators grew up with work that were pushing back on those works and the generation developing behind them have grown up on a culture that has been openly critical if not outright hostile to those works in certain spaces. I see many more creators pointing to the DCAU as their ur-text for comics and it’s been a benchmarch that a lot of creators have openly said they want to reach. They way I see the ages goes like this: Golden: 1938 - 1950 (Action #1 to the fallow period where superheroes went away for the most part) Atomic: 1950 - 1956 (The interregnum from the first explosion of superheroes until Showcase #4 when other genres were dominant in the medium) Silver: 1956 - 1970 (Showcase #4 til Kirby leaving Marvel) Bronze: 1970 - 1985/6 (Ends with the death of the DC multiverse and then DKR And Watchmen striking at the heart of the superhero concept) Iron: 1985/6 - 1996 (Aka The “Dark” Age; chasing after “maturity” and edginess. The black and white exploration, birth of Image, Death of Superman lasts until Kingdom Come and Morrison’s JLA becomes the biggest book in comics) Prismatic/Diamond: 1996 - 2011 (Comics in constant conversation with themselves and their history and working to actively bring back discarded concepts in modern interesting ways ends with the launch of the New 52) Modern Age: 2011 - Now (Starting with the New 52 and influenced by the success of the MCU the industry is oriented to serving their multimedia properties which are keeping their IPs afloat)
July 16, 2017 3:09 pm Also the New 52 Sgt Rock and the Men of War was about soldiers in the DCU.
July 16, 2017 3:07 pm The kinda book Peter is looking for is Chase
June 5, 2016 4:49 pm Re: Josh's feelings on Superman: Taking the most obvious off the table (Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek, Grant Morrison, et. al) who would you like to see on the Superman titles?
May 9, 2016 8:43 pm I'm from Elmhurst, unless the renovations are really as nice as the ads make them out to be that's not how I think of LeFrak apartments.
May 8, 2016 4:40 pm I'm glad Josh and I are on the same page about Pete's apartment.
April 5, 2016 10:17 am Is is JLA? I thought it was Legion
March 26, 2016 5:01 pm Alright so alternate Superman directors: Duncan Jones Joe Johnson Ava Duvernay