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11th Jan '18 2:09:47 PM pepsimax
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* ''ComicBook/{{Sunspot}}''. First appeared in September, 1982.
8th Jan '18 8:40:13 PM pepsimax
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* ''ComicBook/{{Legion|Marvel Comics}}''. First appeared in March 1985.
26th Dec '17 12:04:58 PM bowserbros
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Throughout this era, there came new problems like the spread of AIDS which created a public health panic that dealt first a body blow to the gay community with anti-gay people treating them as modern lepers (even though that community took the danger seriously far sooner than others). However, the epidemic paradoxically later proved a partial blessing in disguise for gay rights as stricken people like Creator/RockHudson were shoved out of the closet, forcing the public to realize that LGBTI people were all around them, much like themselves. The Eighties also had the highest murder rate in U.S. history, almost twice what it is today.

Politically speaking, the decade lasted roughly from the election of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan on November 4, 1980 to the collapse of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, so almost 11 years. (Sometimes UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher becoming Prime Minister in 1979 is considered the start, especially in the UK.) Culturally, the decade lasted roughly from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Demolition_Night Disco Demolition Night]] on July 12, 1979 to the release of {{Music/Nirvana}}'s album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' on September 24, 1991.

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Throughout this era, there came new problems like the spread of AIDS which created a public health panic that dealt first a body blow to the gay community with anti-gay people treating them as modern lepers (even though that community took the danger seriously far sooner than others).others) as well as ending the sexual liberation movement of the previous two decades. However, the epidemic paradoxically later proved a partial blessing in disguise for gay rights as stricken people like Creator/RockHudson were shoved out of the closet, forcing the public to realize that LGBTI people were all around them, much like themselves. The Eighties also had the highest murder rate in U.S. history, almost twice what it is today.

today. As for society as a whole, well, the left and right weren't ''quite'' the sodium-and-water combination that dominated the bulk of the 70's, though the dominance of conservatism with the Reagan and Thatcher administrations and the continuing fallout from the political blunders of the preceding decade (i.e. Watergate & Vietnam in the US and a severe economic recession in the UK) still kept them at odds with one another.

Politically speaking, the decade lasted roughly from the election of UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan on November 4, 1980 to the collapse of the Soviet Union on December 25, 1991, so amounting to almost 11 years. (Sometimes UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher becoming Prime Minister in 1979 is considered the start, especially in the UK.) Culturally, the decade lasted roughly from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco_Demolition_Night Disco Demolition Night]] on July 12, 1979 and the murder of Music/JohnLennon on December 8, 1980 to the release of {{Music/Nirvana}}'s album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' on September 24, 1991.
26th Dec '17 3:36:56 AM Manw0name
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[[caption-width-right:330:'Twas a good decade for pop culture. Not so much for everything else.[[note]]''The '80s Strike Back'' by [[http://www.ryandartist.com/art.html Ryan Dunlavey]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:'Twas a good decade for pop culture. Not so much for everything else.[[note]]''The '80s Strike Back'' by [[http://www.ryandartist.com/art.html Ryan Dunlavey]].[[/note]]]]
23rd Dec '17 12:05:15 PM VicGeorge2011
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* ''ComicBook/AmericaVsTheJusticeSociety''. First appeared in 1985.
23rd Dec '17 9:25:22 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''ComicBook/{{Swordquest}}''. First appeared in 1982.
23rd Dec '17 9:23:26 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''ComicBook/AtariForce''. First appeared in 1982.
17th Dec '17 12:51:34 PM VicGeorge2011
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** ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga''. Storyline started in 1988.



** Supergirl Matrix. First appeared in April, 1988.

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** Supergirl Matrix. First appeared ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga''. Storyline started in April, 1988.
17th Dec '17 12:49:34 PM VicGeorge2011
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** ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlSaga''. Storyline started in 1988.
8th Dec '17 5:05:52 AM alnair20aug93
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** RogerRabbitEffect: While nothing revolutionary, given that the animation technique was used during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, This was done in works like Music/AHa's "Take on Me" and, of course, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

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** RogerRabbitEffect: While nothing revolutionary, given that the animation technique was used during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, This it was given a name, and this was done in works like Music/AHa's "Take on Me" and, of course, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
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