I can’t explain it, but I’ve been infected with Bronze Age Marvel Madness!
I’m loving old Marvel comics from the Bronze Age! This is surprising because I’m predominantly a post-Crisis DC guy (or Tween-Crisis DC guy to be exact). The Bronze Age is often defined as mainstream comics published from 1970 to 1985. Growing up I didn’t connect with most comics from the 70s. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting older, or perhaps I’m just finally appreciating these great works, but I think I finally “get” the Bronze Age stuff.
The photo above shows some recent Bronze Age acquisitions, some of which I’ve already read and blogged about:
- Micronauts #1-20
- Essential Nova vol 1
- Avengers: Kree/Skrull War
- Essential Marvel Two-in-One vol 1 and 2
- Essential Marvel Team-Up vol 1 and 2
- Essential Ms. Marvel vol 1
- Essential Captain Marvel vol 1
- The Life & Death of Captain Marvel
- Essential Man-Thing vol 1
- Star Wars: A Long Time Ago… vol 1 – 6
Now the real question is when will I have time to read all of these?!?! I’ll probably tackle the Essential Nova next. I used to follow his exploits in the New Warriors and I’m also considering jumping into Annihilation. That Essential should be a good gateway-drug into Annihilation.
I hear lots of people say they don’t enjoy reading the Essentials because they’re in black-and-white. I can understand their complaint, reading a previously-color comic in black-and-white is sort of like eating french fries without ketchup. It just comes down to what you can cope with. Once you get past the color concern, you find these comics are still really enjoyable!
If you’re a fan of Bronze Age comics, you gotta visit the Comics Bronze Age site run by my buddy Andrew. He does a phenomenal job on that site! Check it out!