The Silver Age is 67 years old this year…
UPDATED 7/3/23: Showcase #4 came out 67 years ago! This piece first ran in February 2021 but it obviously holds up today. The books are still available too! — Dan
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.)
— 13 GREAT COMICS SERIES Launched by DC’s SHOWCASE. Click here.
— TwoMorrows’ MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1970s Going Back to Print. Click here.