?Possible spoilers of OMD?
I Have these ages and eras. All just mine, pesonal. Sorry for it, if necessary.
Golden Age: Amazing Fantasy 15 - Amazing Spider-Man 122 (the Death of Gwen Stacy)
Silver Age: Amazing Spider-Man 123 - 183 (After the Green Goblin III storyline and 1st proposal)
Bronze Age: Amazing Spider-Man 184 - 300 (1st appearance of Venom (and a good one))
Modern Age (Age of Image): Amazing Spider-Man 301 - 365 (Peter's Parents Return - a very slow starting of clone saga)
Age of Frustration (Worse than Ever): Amazing Spider-Man 366 - 470 (V2 29) (The End of the Mackie Era)
Age of Rebirth, Promises & Comeback: Amazing Spider-Man 471 (V2 30) - 528 (Just before the Civil War)
Age of Going Down (Age of Promises Broken): Amazing Spider-Man 529 - 543 (One more S***)
Age of Darkness: 544 - ? (Who knows?)
Golden Age - of course from the very beginning until the death of the well known pl. bl. Gw. St. As it was the first really
serious story(line ?), one of the very best and the end of the first era of spidey. The era of youth (and naivity maybe?)
Silver Age - Starts with that awkwand post-Gw-St-Dth gap, where Peter is only whining about his love lost. Yes, here is the
Spider-Mobile, Molten-Cousin-Of-Liz-Allen, Dr. Faustus, The Ghost of Hammerhead etcetera strange kind of stories (which
shouldn't be already cheesy by now, should they?) and very strong milestones such as THE FIRST CLONE SAGA (which is one of my
favourite storylines) or Green Goblin III storyline (which is good as well).
Bronze Age - Then, somewhere around MJ's disappearance from the title, something got rotten in Denmark, Spidey seemed to me
as standing still, then this Denny O'Neil's awful era took place (albeit the annual with Punisher & Doc Ock wasn't that
bad)... BUT, still here are very good stories, the burglar one from 200 (and about 10 previous issues), The first Carrion
story, whole Stern's run, MJ always knew, Black Costume and Cat... But still I couldn't call it as a golden or silver age.
Maybe because the mood overall or whatever. Nevertheless still classic. It ended up for me with the first appearance of Venom
(maybe should have been the last one
) Then it was the end of classic.
Modern Age (Age of Image) - The very beginning of Artists-more-importnant-than-writers, Huge-Storylines-Going-Nowhere,
Lame-Villains and Awesome-Crossovers (Now go somewhere with Maximum Carnage, please!) times. I particulary do not like the
90's in Spidey Comics. I don't know, maybe I'm too...prejudicing? But I don't like it. Period. Too modern or what.
Age of Frustration - Robotic Parents, Clone Saga, Mackie, Reboot. Do I need to say more?
Age of Rebirth, Promises & Comeback - Straczynski starts his amazing run. Spidey is classic once again. Very good stories,
very good different angle at Spidey's mythos, good and controversial Sins Past... Go on, JM!!!
Age of Going Down (Age of Promises Broken) - And here it starts. Civil war, Back in Crap (courtesy of J.R.
Age of Darkness - One more S*** - MJ and marriage is gone, Harry lives again... But first of all - SPIDEY makes a deal with
the Devil!!! Quesada starts his torture of Spidey fans.
The uncertain future awaits us.
As for the question, Spidey jumped the shark somewhere after #300...
He has returned to fame while JMS was writing, but with Civil war... It all went back... Down in the gutter.