A (Very) Brief History of Classic Comics

Stockton-Con is on August 5th and we have a great Limelight Deal with admission just $4! You’ll find  everything comic, game, action figure, video game, cards, anime, manga, science fiction, toy, television and movie  celebrated! Browse all of Stockton-Con’s super cool booths, get special previews of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley area, as well as an all ages art contest, Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments and a slew of surprise special guests. All ticket proceeds are going toward St. Mary’s Dining Room and the United Way, which is fantastic.  But do you know about the history of comics? In America, it’s a long and colorful one!

The first comic book came out in 1933 with Famous Funnies and in America we still have the most titles followed by Japan and England.  There are five eras of the classic comic in the U.S. –Platinum(before Superman) , Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern.

The Golden Age saw the first appearance of the superhero followed by Silver with comics like Flash. The age lasted until about the early 70s and brought us artists like Stan Lee and characters like Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.

Conan came in the Bronze Age along with the Green Lantern. Then the Copper Age in the 80s to 2000 or so brought us Watchman and more modern comics.  Now, we have alternative comics and graphic novels to round out the genre, card and role playing games and so much more. You can find out all about comics and meet the artists who create them at Stockton-Con!  


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