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Old 12-16-2010, 03:30 AM   #1
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Hey there, I've just recently had a real appetite for golden age comics. I think they look great! I just love that pulpy style! It's like a science fiction version of Mad Men! For anyone who doesn't know the Golden Age is (disputably) the comics created around about the 1930's - 1940's.

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Old 12-16-2010, 01:18 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:55 PM   #3
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BLACK TERROR is awesome stuff, but aside from the first dozen or so CAPTAIN AMERICA covers, my soft spot is:

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #4
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And, of all the golden age issues of THE SPIRIT that I own, this is by far my favorite cover:


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please tell me the spirit comic is leagues above the abysmal movie..

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Old 01-04-2011, 08:00 AM   #6
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Oh, it definitely is. Besides setting standards in how to use the medium of comics, it earned the description, "The Citizen Kane of comics" for it's use of angles, lighting, etc. A lot of the stories were borderline ridiculous on purpose, which is where Miller misfired with several character adaptations in the film... simply because he couldn't compete with Eisner's concept of tongue in cheek humor and so some of the film versions of lines or ideas from the comic fell flat.

For a cheap starter, I'd recommend DC's 15 dollar 'Best of The Spirit" tpb. Not because it's actually the "best", but I like the variety in it. From insanely out there ideas like an entire story told from the point of view of a toy gun that wishes it was a real gun until it sees all the violence a real gun causes to bloody, serious scandals and whodunit murder mysteries.

But, if you want a more modern take on the character, I'd skip the new DC regular series and read the 6 part mini by Azzarello, FIRST WAVE. The Spirit is written brilliantly in that. And, besides if you decide you don't like the Spirit, at least Batman and Doc Savage are in it, so it wouldn't be a complete waste. But that miniseries has been terrific.

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Old 01-13-2011, 12:51 AM   #7
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THE ORIGINAL DAREDEVIL... not the Stan Lee version


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Old 08-01-2012, 04:00 PM   #8
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While my knowledge of the golden age isn't as extensive as some of you guys i was allways fascinated by it since even before i began to read comics on a monthly basis.
Here's some of the covers i allways liked:

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #9
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Cool pictures Lord,

I have a new appreciation for the design of Flash Gordon lately




Plus some Buck Rogers

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Old 08-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #10
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I only read some Flash gordon strips but i allways liked the style:

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While its not exactly golden age stuff, the Little Nemo strips still have some of the visuals that later comics adopted




I still hope to one day see a movie that completelly embraces this period of comics

Edit: Took out some of the pictures

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Aaaah! The old days!
Man, those originals must be worth a bundle by now.

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these are beautiful.

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Man, those originals must be worth a bundle by now.
Indeed. the WW2 Paper Drives consumed a lot of the glorious copies, so the surviving ones are usually in the 6 digit range.

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