Seemingly a newly-erected category, its borders are not sharply defined. The only definitive statement that can be made is its between the Bronze-Age and the Modern age of comics. At least one site implicates Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen as being the beginning of the Copper-Age. The 1984 date can be justified due to Crisis on Infinite Earths. However, I have yet to see two dating schemes agree. The following estimates of its duration have been found:
  • 1982-199? Implication of Overstreet PG 2006's cover gallery. Note that a 1982 cover is associated with Copper, while a 1983 cover is associated with Bronze. OPG doesn't explicitly define the age.
  • 1984-1992[1]
  • 1986-? implication of Wikipedia from Modern Age description

What's not subject to dispute is that this era is distinct from the speculator's market of the early 90s. It is marked by a proliferation of Indie publishers, especially in black and white formats.

The formation of Image could be said to end the Copper Age.



This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.


  • 1983(15 C, 537 P)
  • 1984(15 C, 605 P)

1 cont.

  • 1985(14 C, 736 P)
  • 1986(14 C, 722 P)
  • 1987(15 C, 744 P)
  • 1988(15 C, 722 P)

1 cont.

  • 1989(15 C, 889 P)
  • 1990(15 C, 874 P)
  • 1991(16 C, 878 P)

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