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Silver Age September – The Supergirl From Krypton!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we look at the 1959 introduction of Superman’s cousin, Supergirl, in Action Comics #252, by Otto Binder and Al Plastino!

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Silver Age September – The Original Origin of the Red Skull!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Greg Pak has been writing a really impressive origin series for the Red Skull and it reminded me of the Skull’s impressive original origin from the pages of Tales of Suspense #66, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Chic Stone.

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Silver Age September – The Introduction of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we look at the introduction of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents in issue #1 of their series in 1965. Written by Len Brown and drawn by an All-Star cast of artists (led by Wally Wood), this was a bold new group of superheroes that took the comic book world by surprise.

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Silver Age September – Herbie, the Fat Fury

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we take a look at a Herbie, the Fat Fury story from American Comics Group’s Forbidden Worlds #116, by Richard E. Hughes and Ogden Whitney. In this story, Herbie sells his soul to the devil!

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Silver Age September – The Flash and “The Doorway to the Unknown”

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we take a look at the second story in Flash #148, “The Doorway to the Unknown,” by John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Joe Giella.

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Silver Age September – Jim Steranko’s “At the Stroke of Midnight”

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we take a look at a brilliant Jim Steranko story from Tower of Shadows #1 by Jim Steranko titled “At the Stroke of Midnight.”

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Silver Age September – Deadman’s Search for the Hook!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

As I mentioned the other day, while I’m mostly sticking with one-off issues, occasionally I’m going to “have” to feature longer arcs, just so that we don’t leave out some of the best Silver Age stories. For example, Neal Adams’ run on Deadman in Strange Adventures #206-216. Great stuff that I didn’t feel like picking just one issue from, as the run as a whole was impressive.

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Silver Age September – Flash Gordon #1

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we look at Flash Gordon #1, by Al Williamson and Larry Ivie!

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Silver Age September – The Galactus Trilogy

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

I’ve been sticking to “done-in-one” issues for the most part, but to be honest, doing so limits the Marvel options a bit, as Stan Lee sure loved him his multi-issue stories, and it seems a bit silly to avoid some of the best Silver Age stories just because they were in more than one issues, so I figure if I’m going to start featuring multi-issue Silver Age stories, I have to start with one of the most famous Silver Age arcs period, the Galactus Trilogy from Fantastic Four #48-50, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott!

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Silver Age September – Superman’s Sad Return to Krypton

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we take a look at the story behind the sad return of Superman to Krypton in the excellent Superman #141 by Jerry Siegel, Wayne Boring and Stan Kaye…

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Silver Age September – The Debut of Magnus, Robot Fighter!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we take a look at the debut of Magnus, Robot Fighter in the pages of (appropriately enough) 1963’s Magnus, Robot Fighter #1. The comic was written and drawn by the legendary Russ Manning!

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Silver Age September – Daredevil versus…Namor!?!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we take a look at the classic first confrontation between Daredevil and Namor in Daredevil #7 by Stan Lee and Wally Wood!!!

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Silver Age September – The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today I’ll show an example of a great Silver Age story that DOES have some goofy aspects to it, but the story is still great despite the goofy stuff. The story in question is “The Super-Sacrifice of the Legionnaires!” from Adventure Comics #312, written by Edmond Hamilton and drawn by John Forte.

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Silver Age September – This Man, This Monster

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period, without any “enjoyably goofy” aspect to them. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

Today we look at the classic one-off issue of Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, “This Man, This Monster” from Fantastic Four #51.

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Silver Age September – The (First) Death of Superman!

After a month of spotlighting the strange (if endearingly strange) history of comic books (and especially the Silver Age), I think it is worthwhile to show the comic books of the Silver Age that are simply great stories period, without any “enjoyably goofy” aspect to them. Here is an archive of all the Silver Age comics features so far!

We begin with the first “Death of Superman,” from 1961’s Superman #149, by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan
and Sheldon Moldoff (interesting match there).

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