SHOWCASE #4: An INSIDE LOOK at the Birth of the Silver Age

The Silver Age is 65 years old this year — and TwoMorrows has you covered…

TwoMorrows this week is re-releasing two volumes from its popular and highly informative American Comic Book Chronicles series of hardcovers — the 1950s by the late Bill Schelly and the 1990s by Jason Sacks and Keith Dallas.

The timing of the rare 1950s edition almost couldn’t be better — this summer marks the 65th anniversary of 1956’s Showcase #4, which launched the Silver Age by bringing fans a brand new Flash: Barry Allen.

So dig this EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT that dives into the ups, downs, backs and forths of the first appearance of DC’s Scarlet Speedster.


Naturally, this is a tiny fraction of what the book has to offer. Every year of the decade is explored with tons of illustrations, timelines and whatnot.

Check out the table of contents:

American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s, by the late Bill Schelly, is 240 full-color pages and listed at $46.95. It will be available at comics shops, through booksellers and directly from TwoMorrows itself. (Click here.)


— INSIDE LOOK: American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1950s. Coming Tuesday.

— TwoMorrows’ MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1970s Going Back to Print. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. 1959, when Flash got an ongoing title, was not so much “traction” as part of the real birth of the Silver Age. DC and Marrvel’s revival tryouts in the middle 1950s were more the conception.

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