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The Gold, Silver & Bronze Ages of Comics Explained

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Comic book readers often refers to the Golden, Silver andBronze Ages of comics — and here's what these terms mean.

Comics have existed for a long time; going by Scott McCloud's definition of comic books as sequential art to tell a story, the genre hails back to before the Reformation.

But, of course, when most people think of comics they imagine slim books for sale in specialist retailers, usually focused on superheroes.

Nowadays, superhero comics are big business — in large part because they serve as an inspiration for something even bigger, Hollywood.

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