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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.

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.