comic book eras
The Modern Age began in the early 1980s, around the time when DC had ended their Crisis of Infinite Earths. However, by this time comics had been a part of viewers’ lives for so long that the creators kept on adding improvements. Thanks to the new and improved technology, comics continue to captivate readers from all over the world.
The Crisis of Infinite Earths was a DC twelve issue limited series that took several years to finish. This was important because it helped DC organize better ideas and storylines for future comic book publications. For example, they were able to create more universes while ridding themselves of some characters in the process. In this twelve issue limited series, the superheroes were not always triumphant, thus adding a new and different twist in the storylines. This was a key time for the future comics. Kara, the Super Girl, and Barry Allen from Flash were one of the characters that “disappeared”.
Fans were eager to see changes made in comic books, since creators changed many of the storylines and certain characters. For instance, Superman’s adopted parents were alive and he was the only survivor from the Krypton’s disaster. This left no room for a Supergirl, so she ceased to exist. Robin was not always Batman’s innocent sidekick. In fact, he turned bad and was even caught stealing by Batman. Another odd change was that Wonder Woman used to be so important yet the creators pretended she did not exist until the end of Justice League. Since Wonder Woman did not exist they had to change the whole plot of the Justice League.
Ever since that, there have been many changes that up to this day have not stopped. DC has even made a symbolic story that sealed the Silver Age. Barry Allen, who was Flash, died in the Crisis of Infinite Earths. Wally, who looked up to Flash, was so saddened by his death that in end he became the new Flash. As soon as that happened it was a symbol that the Modern Age was here for good and that the changes were for the best.
The Modern Age sure has many surprises in store for all comic book fanatics. All that is left for viewers to do is hope that memorable characters never leave and continue to give moments of happiness and suspense for years to come. This era has been incredible because many superheroes transform into movie stars. Examples include: Iron Man, Spider-Man, Batman, The Hulk, and many others.
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- Picture of the hulk:
"Comics: Hulk Smash Vol 1 2." Comics: Hulk Smash Vol 1 2 -Marvel Database. 30 July 2008 <http://http://en.marveldatabase.com/comics:hulk_smash_vol_1_2>.