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Question: What is your favorite period of Superman comics?  (Voting closed: March 04, 2005, 03:56:50 PM)
Siegel & Shuster Era 1938-1948 - 3 (9.1%)
Atomic Age 1948-1958 - 1 (3%)
Weisinger Era 1958-1970 - 13 (39.4%)
Schwartz Era 1970-1986 - 11 (33.3%)
Byrne's Run 1986-1988 - 3 (9.1%)
Jurgens/Ordway Era 1989-1998 - 2 (6.1%)
Current 1998-2005 - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 33

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« on: March 04, 2005, 08:56:50 PM »

What is your favorite period of Superman comics?
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2005, 01:27:44 AM »

Writing-wise, the Bronze Age hands-down.

Art-wise? As much as the post-Crisis books have sucked, they've had some terrific artists along the way. Ordway, Gammill, Grummett, Jurgens, McLeod, Kitson, McGuinness, Mahnke, Wieringo, Reis, Lee, Bermejo, and Benes are all top-tier talents. If there was a way to mix their art with the quality of writing from the Bronze Age, I'd be a happy camper.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2005, 01:54:49 AM »

Weisinger...the myth maker.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2005, 03:42:40 AM »

Weisinger Era hands down.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2005, 07:54:03 PM »

The Bronze Age.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2005, 08:43:08 PM »

Quote from: "NotSuper"
The Bronze Age.

"An age where men and women wore their greatness as easily as they wore their clothing or their names..."
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2005, 10:27:40 PM »

I voted for the Schwartz/Bronze era yesterday.

Interestingly enough, as of this posting, no one's seems to have even anonymously voted for the Byrning or the current era.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2005, 10:45:24 PM »

The problem here is there are two current eras.

The era of the various animated series and related comic books.  Kara In-Ze, Braniac being responsible for destroying Krypton, etc.

The era that is post-Birthright and is in a state of flux depending on how the new Supergirl turns out and is birthright canon

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