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Comics & Graphic Novels: Scholarship & Criticism

American Comic Book Eras

The following table consists of dates proposed by Steve Geppi, president of Gemstone Publishing, Inc., and publisher of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

TIME PERIOD COMICS AGE
1828-82 Victorian Age
1883-38 Platinum Age
1938-45 Golden Age
1946-56 Atomic Age
1956-71 Silver Age
1971-85 Bronze Age
1986-92 Copper Age
1992-2000 Chrome Age
2000-present Modern Age

^Rhoades, Shirrel. A Complete History of American Comics. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.