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The Bronze Age of Comic Books is an informal name for a period in the history of mainstream American comic books usually said to run from 1970 to 1985. The beginning of the Bronze Age coincided with the end of the careers of many of the veteran writers and artists of the time and their replacement with a younger generation of editors and creators. At the same time, publishers began the era by scaling back on their super-hero publications, cancelling many of the weaker-selling titles, and experimenting with other genres such as horror and sword-and-sorcery. In 1970, Marvel published the first comic book issue of pulp character Conan the Barbarian. Conan’s success as a comic hero resulted in adaptations of other characters of Robert E. Howard: Kull, Red Sonja, Solomon Kane.

Gamma Gala: the Green Marvel Savage She-Hulk

Hold on to your gamma rays because “The Savage She-Hulk” #1 crashed onto the scene in February 1980, heralding the spectacular debut of Jennifer Walters in the comic…

Jim Steranko: Agent of Comic Book Artistry

Jim Steranko is one of those guys whom boys growing up in the 70s greatly admire. Looking at it from the perspective of a pubescent comic book nerd,…

Iron Fist

Iron Fist is a fictional superhero character that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Gil Kane, Iron Fist…

Shanna the She-Devil

Carole Seuling approached Stan Lee to develop and script a female character for Marvel Comics as part of a number of new series being launched in the early…

The Microverse of the Micronauts

The “Micronauts” was a North American science fiction toyline manufactured and marketed by Mego Corporation from 1976 to 1980. The Micronauts was based on and licensed from the…

Chronicles of Captain Marvel: From Cosmic Origins to Modern Marvels

The history of Captain Marvel in comics is a tapestry of complexity, woven through various characters and publishers. The legacy spans different comic book companies, including Fawcett Comics,…

Dazzler: Illuminating the Marvel Universe

Within the vast and vibrant Marvel Comics universe, a character emerges whose radiance matches the brilliance of her powers. Dazzler, with her mesmerizing light displays and captivating spirit,…

Howard The Duck

Howard was, well a duck.  But he was no Donald or Daffy.  Created by Steve Gerber he first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1973.  He was, “trapped in…

Invaders

The Invaders were a Marvel Comics superhero mashup, originally as created by writer Roy Thomas and artist Sal Buscema in The Avengers #71 (December 1969).  After this appearance, the team was test marketed in…

Marvel Feature Red Sonja

The second Marvel Feature series focused on Red Sonja, a supporting character from the ancient fantasy world of Conan the Barbarian. It was published for seven issues from…