Episode #76: Comics in 1986

Some have called it “The Year Comics Grew Up” and arguably 1986 stands as the most pivotal year for the modern comic book industry. So many of the stories and character changes that occurred then have affected the mythos of the characters, whether in comic book, animated, or live action form. John flies solo this time to talk a little bit about 1986 in comics!

Some additional reading material if you want to know more about why 1986 was such a pivotal year for the comic book industry:

“1986, The Year That Changed Comic Books” — This is an amazing multi-part essay on the impact of the events of 1986 in comics on the future of the industry.

“1986: The Year Comic Books Became Literature” — Blog post discussing how comic books “grew up” in 1986 and demanded to be taken seriously as an art form and literature.

“The Year Comics Grew Up” by IGN:


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