First, of course, is Showcase #4, the comic that started the superhero revival that is probably the biggest aspect of the Silver Age. To give you an idea, during the 1950s, DC Comics published 3,397 different comics, of which 849 were superhero-oriented (including Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen). In the 1960s, DC published 3,579 different comics, of which 1,629 were superhero-oriented. The return of the Flash kicked off that surge.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Silver Age Top Five
What are the most important DC Comics of the great Silver Age? There are a few obvious contenders and, thanks to his illustrious publication history, the Flash's adventures immediately spring to mind when we ask ourselves that question. Silver Age Comics has posted a list of their top five. The scarlet speedster is in first place with his debut in Showcase #4 (1956), the historic issue that inaugurated an era. The list also finishes with Barry Allen and Jay Garrick's classic first meeting in The Flash #123 (1961). Also recognized are classic issues of Adventure Comics, The Brave and the Bold, and Superman.