Category: Bronze Age

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.

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…

Spider-Woman

The only comics I owned that survived three decades and dozens of moves over seven states (and one overseas) where a dozen or so issues of Spider-Woman. Unfortunately, Howard the…

Red Sonja

Growing up I used to read Robert E. Howard‘s Conan novels (the ones with the Frazetta covers) with zeal, so I was delighted to discover Red Sonja, the She-Devil with a…