People do mention The Golden Age, The Silver Age, The Bronze Age, and The Modern Age. It is a hard subject even for comic book nerds. By 1945,160 different comic book were being published in the US each month,90 percent of US children were said to read comic books on a regular basis.
The Golden Age Of Comics (1938-1956)
Technically, the Golden Age of comics took place between 1938 and 1956. It’s the first era of the four comic book ages. Many iconic characters were introduced in this time period and became part of American culture at a very interesting point in our history.
Comic Books As We Know Them Went Into Print
Detective Comics, predecessor of DC Comics of today, went into print, known for Action Comics among others. The success of DC Comics led to other companies throwing their hat in the ring with their own characters and stories that laid the groundwork for most comics we know today.
Famous Superheros Were Born
In Action Comics, we were introduced to Superman. Detective comics also introduced us to Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman in this time period. Marvel Comics — then known as Timely Comics — introduced us to Captain America during the Golden Age.
Different Niches Began Developing
The Golden Age also brought us the beginning of humorous comics such as Mad, and children’s characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Tarzan. Various print houses further developed their storylines and characters, branching out in different directions and experimenting with different genres
From the late 1930’s to the middle 1940’s is known as the Golden Age of Comic Books.Early comic book reprinted already existing comic strips and comic based known characters.Superman introduced in Action Comics in 1938 while the Batman introduced a year later.By 1945,160 different comic book were being published in the US each month,90 percent of US children were said to read comic books on a regular basis.