Golden Age and Silver Age Single Issue Comic Books Industry Standards
While modern comic books all follow a standard format, in the Golden Age and Silver Age comic book sizes tended to vary between publishers. 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 is 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.
Golden and Silver Age Comics
- Binding: Saddle-stitched
- Size: varies, usually closer to 6.75 or 7 inches x 10.375 inches
- Cover Paper: 70lb text
- Cover Finish: Matte varnish
- Inside Paper: 55lb text uncoated