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Golden Age and Silver Age Single Issue Comic Books Industry Standards

PrintNinja recommends the following standards to design Golden and Silver Age comics.

While modern comic books all follow a standard format, in the Golden Age and Silver Age comic book sizes tended to vary between publishers, which now makes collecting comic books from different publishers a worthwhile and interesting hobby to pursue. Comic books were also seen as a much more disposable form of entertainment instead of the collector’s items they have become. Not a lot of thought was given to preserving them, which was reflected in the flimsy newsprint that they were printed on. This process continued as recently as the late 90s before switching to higher quality stock. Printing on a thin, uncoated paper stock will help mimic this vintage comic feel, while still giving your comic book a sturdier structure and a longer lifespan than printing on newsprint would achieve.

Design golden and silver age comics, Vintage-Style Comic Design Specifications Based On Industry Standards

Golden and Silver Age Comics Standards

We recommend keeping these standards in mind when designing Golden and Silver Age comics.

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