One of DC’s biggest super-teams didn’t exactly get a lavish introduction. Let Mark Waid tell you more: And you can own it! Click here for all the details!
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Green Arrow joins the Justice League! Mark has more: Want to own it? Sure you do! Click here for all the details!
Ahhh….the Silver Age. Whenever I hear those two words alongside one other, I start to giggle. Not a small giggle as one would emit watching a kitten ride a tortoise on YouTube, but an uncontrollable giggle that leads to an uproar of laughter. The Golden Age was the birth of our heroes. The writing may […]
One of my favorite things about the San Diego Comic-Con is the annual back-issue crawl that t Chris Ryall and I make on Sunday afternoon. Quickly filing through aisles and aisles of quarter and dollar longboxes, it’s the most prime example of comic-book Darwinism. Each comic-book cover has maybe a second and a half to […]
Only in the Silver Age does this panel make total sense: A Super Gorilla with deadly thought waves. Yep. Almost as good is the pirate torpedo. I’m not kidding. And that one was a cover (oh man, I wonder if that issue can be found for a reasonable price. I might need it). Flash is cheeky from the […]
If it worked before, it’ll work again. That was what DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz must have been thinking in late 1959, as he prepared for the debut of the latest feature in his burgeoning line of super-hero titles. He had already revived the Flash and Green Lantern in the pages of the anthology book SHOWCASE, both of which […]
We’ve established that I like silliness and to just have fun reading comics, right? However. Silver Age Green Lantern takes the word goofy to a whole other level. I can get behind ridiculous villains, and I have no problem with a power ring that can do anything the user wills it to do. Well, almost. […]
In 1959 DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz was looking to follow up the success of his Flash revival, and chose Green Lantern for his second subject. Much as he did with the Flash, Schwartz opted for a more streamlined, science-fiction approach, and placed his new assignment in the hands of writer John Broome and artist […]
My week has been vastly improved by reading Superman In The Fifties and Batman In the Fifties for the first time. Though I haven’t read much Superman before (just some of the new 52 Action Comics), my past experience with Batman is that it’s not always a happy ride. Okay, that it’s rarely a happy […]
While we’re talking the Flash, let’s send everybody into the weekend with “The Ballad of Barry Allen,” one of my favorite songs by a band by the name of Jim’s Big Ego.
When it comes to Silver Age comics, most comics historians tend to peg the beginning of the period known as the Silver Age to a very specific point in time: the introduction of Barry Allen, DC Comics’ second Flash. As DC editor Julius Schwartz searched for a new feature for his new anthology series SHOWCASE, […]
It’s our favorite time of the month here at Blastoff, when we unveil our newest banner by our Artist-in-Residence Elena Casagrande! Click the image to see Elena’s vision of the Silver Age Justice League of America in its full glory!
Comic-book writer and editor Roy Thomas is always fond of saying “The Golden Age of comics is eight,” meaning that was the age at which he (and many others) discovered and fell in love with the funnybooks. In essence, the Golden and Silver Ages are somewhat arbitrary divisions in the history of mainstream American comic-book […]