The comic book art has been entertaining generations for last seventy two years that is since 1938 and continues to cruise along even today garnering wealth of experiences and diversifying its dimensions on its way. This comic span is divided in five ages depending on their altering characteristics which is hinged on the changing dynamics of social customs and cultures. The transmutations occurring in social environment are indeed a pivotal factor for inducing remarkable shifts in the comic creations. The inception stage of comics during the span of 1930s to early 1950s is known as the Golden Age. From late 1950s till 1960s is recognized as the silver age. The comic era during 1970s and 1980s is marked as the Bronze Age followed by the iron age of comics between 1980s till 1990s. Since 1990s till today the comic millennium is branded as the Modern age. Each age is distinguished by its archetypal comic heroes; the prevalent social issues become the crux of the subjects and sets different kind of industry milestones. The following ages continue with some of the classical traits and discard others for recreating separate yardstick of comic cultures which aligns with the spirit of that particular age.
The Golden Age saw the birth of the timeless comic hero Super Man giving way to the tradition of metropolis comics and germinated the seeds of this massive comic industry which has now become one of the dominant mediums of mainstream media. Batman, Wonder Woman, Aqua Man, Green Lantern and Captain America among others are all glorious comic superheroes during the Golden stage. The belligerent mood of World War II conditioned the comic themes and characters of this time. Post World War II the Silver era of comic literature emerged ramifying its subjects which incorporated other aspects of life and society like business, science fiction, romance and others. The former action heroes stayed but with certain fine tunings and reworked story backdrops. The Modern Age of comics is ushering more psychologically complex and technologically equipped superheroes recreating the classical knights in modern humour. The industry has also expanded from just being restricted to comic books and are now minting money through its application in media and toy industries as well.