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I gotta admit, remembering which Age is which as far as comics go is a toughy for me. But actually, any kind of comic book or super hero game I ever want to go for never really works out for me. I think my ideas are always too vague or something, I dunno.
OK, Quick primer, now the dates can be on contention because most people can't really agree on when it really started but here goes:
The Golden Age was during the late 30's to the early, early 50's, it featured more fantastic stories, but it was a time of experimentation.
The Silver Age, also known as the Four Colour era (so named due to the colouring process that came in prominence, literally dots of four colours were used to make every colour.) was during the fifties to the late seventies. It came about due to the outcry of parents unable to take responsibility for their own kids, and blaming comics for causing delinquency (sounds familiar?) and the Comic industry created a system to regulate themselves: The Comics Code. The best example of this era is the 60's Batman show, and Superfriends. It lasted from the mid-50's to the late 70's, early 80's.
The Comics Code started loosening it's grip during the latter end of the 70's, as stories were allowed to get away with more mature issues, but the mid 80's is a where the Iron Age truly started and the code was more or less abandoned. Comic 'Anti-Heroes' such as Marvel's The Punisher began to increase in popularity, as did DC's Watchmen. At it's best it touched on things like drug abuse, sex, drinking and the use of violence and the consequences (good, but mostly bad) of such actions. At it's worse, it broke down into an excuse for Super Ninja fueled ultra violence orgy, with blood and sex trying to mask itself as a mature story. Sadly, there were waaaaay more of the bad, than the good.
But some of the good were things like female characters finally allowed to shine on par with their male counterparts more often. The early Uncanny X-Men run with Christopher Claremont at the helm was one such advancement. However, the later 90's had the, what I like to call the 'Guys with Tits' problem. Where the female characters created were almost indistinguishable from the earlier male superheroes. But a lot of the fans ate it up.
The thing is the 'current age' has had several names, but once you pick a name, the 'era' of comics is over, but at the moment we're on a 'Bronze' nomenclature. Because we got elements of Silver and Iron, and some Gold, I the various stories. But really, history will make it's own judgment.
Sorry for the length, but that's pretty much it without getting into the full minutae.