Dork Age The DCU Discussion

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MasterHero
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06:57:52 PM May 13th 2018
How would Kryptonite Nevermore factor into Dork Age? According to that, "The story's goal was scaling Superman's off the charts Silver Age power levels way back to much more manageable levels, returning him to his Golden Age roots and turning him into a weaker but wiser and more human character. However, readers didn't take to this revision and Julius Schwartz was forced to backtrack."
MasterHero
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09:15:22 AM Apr 10th 2018
Some examples in this page, like Brian Azzarello's Wonder Woman run might be controversial and divisive but they are rarely hatred with such vitriol that can be considered Dork Ages on their own right. In fact, just because they are controversial and divisive doesn't mean they can have devote fandoms and vocal haters in equal measure. I have trouble deciding which examples have legitimate criticisms or just feature salty opinions. Maybe this page could use a cleanup.
NubianSatyress
09:44:27 AM Apr 10th 2018
edited by NubianSatyress
I agree. My understanding of a "Dork Age" is an a comic book era which is fits these criteria:

  1. A financial flop.note 
  2. Quickly reversed, and then largely ignored by continuity.
  3. Sometimes, in place of the other two, the story is treated as a case of Never Live It Down in-universe, as with the page quote and Onslaught.
MasterHero
04:28:07 PM Apr 16th 2018
The only genuine Dork Ages I can think of are the Energy Supermen era and Superman: Truth.
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