Hello Fellow Jewelry Aficionados! The Venue is back, unveiling yet another extremely hot jewelry craze available: Comic Book Jewelry. And hot, is actually an understatement and doesn’t completely give comic book jewelry the credit it actually deserves. So let’s go with an exemplary euphemism here, like Crazy Hot! Let’s just take a look at the current DC and Marvel superhero universe movie production timeline.
This unique timeline emphatically introduces, promotes and incorporates each comic book superhero’s and super-villain’s legacy, while also acquainting each hero or villain with their particular superhero or super-villain alliances as per the current comic book model. In addition, both DC and Marvel also have united in superhero universe movie productions as per the comic book model, and it looks something like this:
Personally, I love these new, high graphic, digital superhero universe movies, because as a child of the 1970’s the only time I was able to see my favorite superheros, namely Spiderman, Batman and The Hulk, was once a week. Spiderman appeared on Electric Company on Saturday mornings. Batman, starring Adam West, and The Hulk, starring Bill Bixby as David Banner and Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk televised afternoon and evening prime time, respectively.
Nevertheless, as you can see, this fantastic level of superhero universe movie production can only accumulate into one thing: a fantastic level of superhero universe movie products like comic book jewelry. From DC’s Wonder Woman to Marvel’s Iron Man, there is an overwhelming volume of comic book jewelry to fit every man who finds interest.
In this particular article, although there are a substantial amount and variety comic books, I will mainly concentrate on superhero and supervillain comic book characters. For they are the most popular comic book characters associated with comic book jewelry, besides that of the nostalgic and iconic “Betty Boop” of course. Nevertheless, I will not include every superhero or supervillain for the list is very extensive, but those that are most recognized and popular today.
I will also say the traditional, typical American comic book is an attenuated periodical consisting of 32- printed pages. Thusly, the first American comic book, The Yellow Kid was created by Richard F. Outcault and first appeared in The New York World on February 17,1895, which sparked a publishing newspaper wave called “yellow journalism”.
In addition, comic book historians classify and categorize comic books by their relevant time periods as follows: Victorian Age (1842–1897), Platinum Age (1897–1938), Golden Age (1938–1945), Atom Age (1945–1956), Silver Age (1956–1971), Bronze Age (1971–1986), and Modern Age (1987 to present).
According to Spiderman co-creator Stan Lee, “A superhero is a person who does heroic deeds and has the ability to do them in a way that a normal person couldn’t. So in order to be a superhero, you need a power that is more exceptional than any power a normal human being could possess, and you need to use that power to accomplish good deeds.” https://blog.oup.com/2013/11/stan-lee-on-what-is-a-superhero
The rise of the superhero literally catapults the Golden Age (1938-1945) of comic books with the introduction of co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster‘s Superman, who appears in DC Action Comics #1 in June/1938. However, contrary to popular belief, Superman is historically not the first superhero on the scene. The first superhero on the scene is The Phantom created by Lee Falk on February 17, 1936.
The Golden Age (1938-1945) superhero timeline is as follows:
The Silver Age (1956-1970) superhero timeline is as follows:
The Bronze Age (1970-1985) superhero timeline is as follows:
The Modern Age (1985-Present) superhero timeline is as follows:
According to Wikipedia, “A super villain is a variant of the villainous stock character archetype commonly found in American comic books and sometimes possesses superhuman abilities. A super villain is the antithesis of a superhero. Super villains are often used as foils and could present a daunting challenge to the superhero.
In instances where the super villain does not have superhuman, mystical, or alien powers, the super villain may possess a genius intellect or a skill set that allows them to draft complex schemes or commit crimes in a way normal humans cannot.
Other traits may include a megalomaniac streak and possession of considerable resources to help further their aims. Many super villains share some typical characteristics of real world dictators, gangsters, and terrorists, with aspirations of world domination or universal leadership.”
The Golden Age (1938-1945) supervillain timeline is as follows:
The Atom Age (1945-1956) super-villian timeline is as follows:
The Silver Age (1956-1970) supervillain timeline is as follows:
The Bronze Age (1970-1985) supervillain timeline is as follows:
The Modern Age (1985-Present) super-villain timeline is as follows:
Of course! According to 2-clicks-comics, “People who are into collecting comic books are called “pannapictagraphists”. These people buy rare comic books for various reasons that include personal interest in popular comic book characters, completion of comic book collection, and most especially for financial gain.” So it can be safe to assume that people buy Comic Book Jewelry for these same reasons.
Despite seeming overall diminishing interest in superhero comic books and superhero comic book jewelry as a whole, the digital age has afforded to keep such things of value and interests. The internet has virtually kept those old comic book superheroes and supervillains alive and viral! So there, in essence, is no limit to the authenticity and value of Comic Book Jewelry for hopefully years and years to come. Just look and see!
There is a long line of Comic Book Jewelry to be found online. But here are the sites TMJDV found to be more diverse and cost effective in regards to Superhero and Supervillain Jewelry: