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Batman: The Silver Age Omnibus 1

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Post-Code (starting around 1954) is characterized by most of the old villains (except Joker) being ignored and a growing concentration on family matters. There is in general no real clear beginning of the silver age, that was more gradual shift and I think even back in the 40s they allready had some silverage type stories. Both artists expressed a cinematic approach at times that occasionally altered the more conventional panel-based format that had been commonplace for decades.

Surprisingly, this volume features almost none of his classic villains besides a single appearance by The Joker in “Crime of the Month Club”. Enjoyed many of the short stories with tales including Batman changing his costume with each adventure and joining forces with Bathound and Batwoman as well as Batman's identity being exposed again (and again) . Originally I decided to create a list of all Batman's villains but I wanted to do a numbered list and the site limits those to 100 characters.American Comics Group gave its established character Herbie a secret superhero identity as the Fat Fury, and introduced the characters of Nemesis and Magic-Man.

The stories themselves are often only 5 or 10 pages at most and they are fun and odd and weird and just about everything you would hope the silver age (and comics to be now) to be. But more than anything I am really hoping that this will not be the first and last silver age omnibus.

An exhibition of comic strip art was held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of the Palais de Louvre in 1967, and books were soon published that contained serious discussions of the art of comics and the nature of the medium.

Archie Comics also launched its Archie Adventure line (subsequently titled Mighty Comics), which included the Fly, the Jaguar, and a revamp of the Golden Age hero the Shield. Maybe still silly according to today's standard, but not as weird (most of the time) as the Schiff comics. Silver Age: Very silly, lighthearted, childish and fun stories, colorful and often with a sci-fiction theme. By the time Dennis O'Neil and Neal Adams started working on Batman at the beginning of the Bronze Age, the comics were already very different from the campy, sci-fi Silver Age.Join the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder as they enter an exciting new era of fun and adventure in the Silver Age.

While a large number of mainstream-comics professionals both wrote and drew their own material during the Silver Age, as many had since the start of American comic books, their work is distinct from what another historian describes as the "raw id on paper" of Robert Crumb and Gilbert Shelton. The iconic tales of Batman from the classic Silver Age collected for the first time in this incredible omnibus! Sol worked closely with Independent News' top management over the decades and would have gotten this story straight from the horse's mouth.There have been suggestions that during the Silver Age, DC would start with a compelling over and then craft a story around it. With some of the best artists too, Curt Swan and Dick Sprang, and lots of covers by Win Mortimer and plots by Edmond Hamilton and the legendary Bill Finger. The Silver age it self on the other hand has for Batman actually two different era, the classic silverage and the "Yellow Oval Era". Their innocence, their sense of playfulness, the utter absence of darkness and grit all made them perfect for a young audience approaching a decade that would bring the entire nation to a new kind of maturity, a recognition that many traditional American values were largely illusionary disguises for greed, xenophobia, and intolerance, a last garden before the storm. By the 50's, the stories had become weird and ventured into sci-fi, fantasy and the paranormal a lot more - but it was still more or less the same version of the character who was thrust into, shall we say, more Superman-inspired stories.

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