Showcase – Silver Age

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Showcase has been the title of several comic anthology series published by DC Comics. The general theme of these series has been to feature new and minor characters as a way to gauge reader interest in them, without the difficulty and risk of featuring “untested” characters in their own ongoing titles. The original series ran from March-April 1956 to September 1970 suspending publication with issue #93, and then was revived for eleven issues from August 1977 to September 1978.

The Showcase series featured characters in either one-shot appearances or brief two or three issue runs as a way to determine reader interest, without the financial risk of featuring “untested” characters in their own ongoing titles. The series began in March-April 1956 and saw the first appearance of several major characters including the Silver Age Flash, the Challengers of the Unknown, Space Ranger, Adam Strange, Rip Hunter, the Silver Age Green Lantern, the Sea Devils, the Silver Age Atom, the Metal Men, the Inferior Five, the Creeper, Anthro, the Hawk and Dove,Angel and the Ape, Bat Lash and The Spectre.

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2 thoughts on “Showcase – Silver Age

    Daniel Stransky said:
    July 19, 2015 at 12:48 am

    One of my first “trades” I ever bought myself was Showcase Presents: Green Lantern. Not only did it help introduce me to Silver Age comics, it also helped develop Hal Jordan into one of my favorite DC Heroes.

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      EHT Comics responded:
      July 19, 2015 at 12:59 am

      There is so much comic book history in this run. One of my favorites!

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