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glorkar
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4/14/2021

glorkar
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I'm pretty sure there isn't an exact recognized break for the more recent comic ages (bronze, copper, modern), but I'm a little confused on a few in our system.
I just picked up Uncanny X-Men 221 and Uncanny X-Men Annual 14.
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Uncanny X-Men Annual 14 seems correct, sitting in the Copper Age (January 1990)
https://comicspriceguide.com/titles/uncanny-x-men/14_annual/rltul
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But, Uncanny X-Men 221 seems wrong, sitting in the Modern Age (September 1987)
https://comicspriceguide.com/titles/uncanny-x-men/221/pkwpitv
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From what I can tell, a large chunk of the series (https://comicspriceguide.com/titles/uncanny-x-men/rlux) shows Modern Age: 217 (May 1987) -254 (Dec 1989), 256 (Dec 1989) - 261 (May 1990)
If 1991 is the start of the Modern Age, then 272 (Jan 1991) - 283 (Dec 1991) are incorrect (they all show Copper Age),
However, if we consider 1992 to be the start of the Modern Age, then that last section are correct.
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Like I said, just a little confused.
edited by glorkar on 4/14/2021
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Ronbatman
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4/14/2021

Ronbatman
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Anything from January 1992 and the start of Image comics is the modern age.
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rgtichy
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4/14/2021

rgtichy
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If it is open for discussion, I might suggest the modern age actually begins with something by Frank Miller, either Dark Knight Returns, or Ronin.

If the Modern Age is to be characterized by the ascendancy of the roles of artists and storytellers as "Stars, in their own right" then that is close to where it begins.
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glorkar
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4/14/2021

glorkar
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So that run of Uncanny X-Men should be adjusted to Copper Age, correct?
217 (May 1987) - 261 (May 1990) w/255 in the middle being correct already.
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