Amazing Age is a comic-book miniseries created by Matthew David Smith and Jeremy Massie. Originally published by Alterna Comics, it is now self-published through Saturday Comics.
As a child, Sam Charleston created his own comic books to amuse his friends Mike and Violet, as well as his father. But when his father died, Sam lost his passion for creating, and he and his friends drifted apart. Years later, they are forced back together when one of Sam's old comics appears and transports them to the world inside the comic, where they are forced to become their alter egos - Mr. Might, Black Knight, and in order to fight the evil Gee and his supervillain army.
This series contains examples of:
- Beard of Evil: Anti-Jumper, the evil clone of Jumper, has facial hair, whereas Jumper himself is clean-shaven.
- Berserk Button: Stun comes from a prestigious superhero family in the J.E.T. universe, and gets testy when Mike tells her that he's never heard of her father, the Silver Spark, or the Star Squadron.
- The Big Guy: Titan, as his name suggests, is a large dude. There's also Savage, who serves the same role for the Maulers.
- The Cape: Mr. Might is the local Superman expy.
- The Cowl: Cross is a loner vigilante in a full-body suit, with a mask that conceals his face.
- Electric Black Guy: African-American Mike's superhero counterpart, the Black Knight, has the "Knight Light", which is essentially just electricity.
- Fun with Acronyms: Sam names his team the Justice Enforcement Team, or "J.E.T." There's also S.A.V.E., or Super Actions Versus Evil, who are the big team in Sam's universe.
- A God Am I: After Sam learns that S.A.V.E. and J.E.T. exist because he wrote the comics featuring them, he asks if that makes him a god. Blade Hawk shoots that suggestion down; the comic universe always existed, Sam just created a portal to it.
- Knife Nut: Madame Machete is a psycho who enjoys wielding machetes.
- Malevolent Masked Man: The Maulers all wear Jason Voorhess-style masks and are extremely violent.
- Non-Indicative Name: Mangle and Wrest are both psychics, but you probably wouldn't know that just from their codenames. Similarly, Black Knight has electrical powers, but dresses like a knight.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Most of the heroes only have codenames, as Sam didn't bother giving them alter-egos. The sole exception is Blade Hawk, whose real name is Paul Ferguson.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: After betraying the other members of S.A.V.E. to Gee, Titan is literally stabbed in the back.
- Title Drop: The title comes the name of the mysterious comic that transports Sam, Mike, and Violet to the other world. This title, in turn, comes from a comment that Sam remembers his father making in the final issue, when he says that Sam and his friends are in an "amazing age".
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Anti-Jumper and the Stilted Seven are sent to attack the Patriots, then Death Ray drops a bomb on all of them, killing both teams.