Note: DorkAge/TheDCU and DorkAge/{{Marvel}} have their own pages.

* ''{{Spawn}}'' had a dork age after he killed his former boss Malebolgia. He teamed up with demons Ab and Zab, a CatchphraseSpoutingDuo, and fought vampires and British cannibals. Fortunately, it ended after he returned to Hell and lost his status as king.
* ''Zé Carioca'', a Brazilian comic series based on the character Jose Carioca (from the Disney film ''SaludosAmigos'') suffered from a DorkAge when they just took DonaldDuck and Mickey Mouse stories that hadn't been released in Brazil and replaced the main characters with Jose. It didn't work very well.
** They did something similar in Europe after the American material was running out, with the European artists taking American stories and switching the characters around.
* Parodied in an issue of ''{{Planetary}}'', where a superhero who went through a DarkerAndEdgier Dork Age during TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks blames the resident [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]] CaptainErsatz for it. The caped character in that issue is an obvious expy of Creator/AlanMoore's famous CerebusRetcon to the ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}[=/=]Marvelman franchise. (Perhaps not coincidentally, he also happens to look like ComicBook/TomStrong, another Moore character, though the similarities end there.) The masked, caped man is rather clearly an example of TheCape whose origin turns out to be far seedier than originally presented -- precisely what Moore did to Miracleman in the 1980s.
* Deconstructed by ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers''. The heroes have had their two earths and timelines fused, and the entire cosmos keeps warping as a result. When they finally meet the Gamemaster, a cosmic being who was nearly killed by the other organizer of the event that led to the universes fusing, Krona, he tells them to stop Krona, which would separate the worlds and put the timelines back to normal. The heroes ask him, basically, "What kind of worlds are we going back to?" The Gamemaster, with the last of his power, shows them the events of their lives. The Dork Ages end up sticking out more than anything else; about half the examples on this page are seen. The most notable becomes [[GreenLantern Hal Jordan]] -- at the time of the comic's writing, he had gone crazy, killed off all the other Lanterns, tried to destroy and remake the universe, died, and become the host for TheSpectre. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming And yet, when they debate, he decides to restore the old time]].
* For many fans, the ''Franchise/{{Alien}}s'' comic books were mostly this. While some were appropriately themed, the majority ignored the [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] elements of the source material in favour of macho muscles-and-guns action influenced by the second film entry in the series. The second film itself doesn't qualify as an example because it was a subversion of the high expectations placed on the combat unit involved, neatly allowing for heavy action elements without subverting the horror. Obviously, the writers of the comic books weren't mindful towards this distinction and neutered both the [[HumanoidAbomination horrifying]] [[EldritchAbomination monster]] and the interesting, medium-tech, hypercapitalistic space exploration setting. This may not count as DorkAge as it hasn't ended yet. While many fans of the films consider the comics horrendous, comic writers themselves are completely happy to continue the trends if the 2009 and 2010 entries into the series (of both ''Franchise/{{Alien}}s'' and ''[[Franchise/AlienVsPredator Aliens vs. Predator]]'') are any indication. Being a cross-media franchise, however, makes the [[DorkAge dorkageness]] difficult to measure, as some examples in some media may avert the trope and others may play it straight.
* It depends on who you talk to, but the ''Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog'' comics are either still in or have left their DorkAge. It's easy to see when their Dork Age began -- post-issue 50, when [[BigBad Dr. Robotnik]] was killed off and Knuckles the Echidna got his own spin-off comic. As Knuckles had his own spectacular and amazing adventures, Sonic's plodded on even after Robotnik was reinstated and became Dr. Eggman. It got worse when the Knuckles comic got canned and his stories were turned into back stories, showcasing the amazing levels of CreatorsPet head writer Ken Penders was showing for Knuckles and his brethren while Sonic... stayed at home, went to school, dealt with aliens with a FreudianExcuse for hating everybody. (The infamous "[[HulkingOut Titan Tails]]" issue came out during this time, which should say a lot.) It got to the point where Penders and co-head writer Karl Bollers were at each other's throats, leaving them both to bail and forcing new head writer Ian Flynn to fix all of their problems.
** Flynn doesn't get a complete reprieve, though - the Iron Dominion story arc was criticized for lasting ''[[ArcFatigue way]]'' [[ArcFatigue too long]], even by people willing to overlook some of the story flaws.
* The comic version of ''Comicbook/{{WITCH}}'' has either entered its DorkAge or, at the very least, turning into a ''very boring'' comic. After entering it's seventh story arc, the New Power arc, and gaining new powers, the girls were retooled from "super-powered guardians of the universe" to "super powered teachers" who are set to train other magic users around their town. It also doesn't help that a lot of the stories have devolved into uninteresting slice-of-life stories that rarely have the girls in action, and whenever they do, it's against the same [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen evil queen type of villain.]]
* TheNineties was this for ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD''. With crap like ''Chronos Carnival'', ''Zippy Couriers'' and ''Medevac 318'', the comic went through a down period until the debut of strips like ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'' and ''ComicBook/SinisterDexter''.
* ''ComicBook/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' from the early 90s to late 2000s. The first noticeable thing was Sabrina temporarily being changed from being an abnormal girl amongst humans to a witch living amongst supernatural creators. They also changed her hair from having white bobbed hair to it being long and blond. Next were the [[RetCanon changes]] made due to the popularity of the TV series: Sabrina got a last name, her aunts look more normal, and Salem got a complete overhaul (he could talk, his fur changed from red to black, and he WasOnceAMan). Not soon after that the manga was given an ugly, "manga" redesign that turned off fans even though the storyline is arguably one of the best the comic has had and they returned Sabrina to having short hair. After its cancellation Sabrina has only appeared in ArchieComics cameos within the last few years.
* Though not as severe as most examples, IDW's G1 ''Transformers'' continuity suffered through a rather lengthy and divisive Dork Age:
** It started with the out-of-nowhere, [[ExecutiveMeddling publisher favored]] event ''All Hail Megatron'', which completely derailed previous head-writer Simon Furman's epic MythArc and caused a mass of ContinuitySnarl and [[PlotHole Plot Holes]] in it's attempt to make the IDW continuity [[RunningTheAsylum more like the original series]].
** After AHM caused massive rifts in the fandom and wasn't very well received, IDW did a {{Retool}} and put popular ''G.I. Joe'' writer Mike Costa on as new head writer. Unfortunately Costa had ''zero'' prior experience with ''Transformers'' (and didn't like the series much anyways) and ended up creating a hideously [[DecompressedComic decompressed]], [[HumanFocusedAdaptation human-centric]] storyline that shattered the already divided fanbase with just plain ''weird'' or [[IdiotBall idiotic]] plot developments. It also had [[TheScrappy Spike Witwicky]] and Bumblebee become [[CreatorsPet Creator's Pets]]. Costa's run [[GrowingTheBeard grew its beard]] later on but the damage was done. And in the midst of all this emerged the infamous ''[[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible Heart of Darkness]]" miniseries, generally considered the worst entry in the IDW continuity.
** The series finally escaped its Dork Age with ''another'' Retool, with [[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye James Roberts]] and [[ComicBook/TransformersRobotsInDisguise John Barber]] being put in charge of the series and doing some major [[WinBackTheCrowd cleaning up]] to retcon, rework, or explain the tangled mass of KudzuPlot created by the last two runs.
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