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Batman: The Silver Age Omnibus 1

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Modern Age: The current Batman, often darker and edgier than in the Bronze Age, but also open to more lighthearted depictions, in part thanks to the Bat-family. He worked on many DC characters and titles and scripted some of the 1940s Batman and Robin newspaper strips. While Batman can work with SF, overall these weren't a good fit and the last three stories (two on an alien planet, one with Batman battling a time travel) show why.

I was looking at pictures of Batman and Detective Comics covers, and I was surprised because they didn't fit with some of my preconceived ideas about the Silver Age. Affleck reprised his role as the Caped Crusader in Justice League (2017), the DC Extended Universe’s disappointing response to Marvel’s hugely successful Avengers franchise. DC added to its momentum with its 1960 introduction of Justice League of America, a team consisting of the company's most popular superhero characters. In addition, he wrote Tommy Tomorrow features for ACTION COMICS and classic stories for DC editor Julius Schwartz's science fiction comics.I heard this story more than a couple of times while sitting in the lunchroom at DC's 909 Third Avenue and 75 Rockefeller Plaza office as Sol Harrison and [production chief] Jack Adler were schmoozing with some of us . Some of what Schwartz was trying to do was interupted by the success of the campy BATMAN television series (which was more in the spirit of the "Old Look") and there were some silly stories (though never as silly as the TV show and not as many as some would think) and a heavier focus on costumed crooks.

Plus a greater amount of science fiction weirdness (although Batman always had sci-fi weirdness--starting with Dr.The volume roughly covers mid-1956 to mid-1958, which means if sales keep the series going, it will take a few editions before we hit 1964 and the New Look.

Golden Age: Dark, dangerous, brooding vigilante, heavily influenced by costumed vigilantes from pulp fiction, who occasionally might use guns and kill. With the popularity of the Batman television show in 1966, publishers that had specialized in other forms began adding campy superhero titles to their lines. In the mid-1960s, DC established that characters appearing in comics published prior to the Silver Age lived on a parallel Earth the company dubbed Earth-Two.In other Batman, Superman, and Legion of Super-Heroes stories, Hamilton introduced such memorable characters as Batwoman, the Composite Superman, Element Lad, and Dream Girl. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

DC has kept these comics pretty much tucked out of sight for over 40 years, reprinting earlier stories from the Golden Age or later ones from the eras that followed the characters' transformation in the mid-60s into TV stars and then into the gritty, deadly serious crimefighters of the post-Miller universe. All in all this book is worth every penny, and I look forward to sharing it with future generations. One of Morrison’s most-enduring contributions to the Batman franchise was the creation of Damian Wayne, the son of Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul. Golden Age: The dark, menacing vigilante was there at the very beginning, but that version was somewhat softened right away. When he starts creating Flying Batcave, wear a rainbow color suit, fighting aliens, and time travel, that should be it.The daily Batman newspaper strip began in 1966, on the heels of the Batmania craze created by the hit television series staring Adam West, and ran through the early 1970s. Silver Age historian Craig Shutt disputes this, saying, "Gwen Stacy's death shocked Spider-Man readers. The standout performance in the film was the late Heath Ledger’s extraordinary portrayal of the Joker, for which he won a posthumous Academy Award as best supporting actor. Instead of a team that fought traditional Marvel monsters however, Lee decided that this time he wanted to feature a monster as the hero. But even when Gardner Fox, John Broome, Carmine Infantino and Sheldon Moldoff were replaced on Batman (in 1968), the first guys hired were Frank Robbins, Irv Novick and Bob Brown who had all been working in comics since the 1930s and 1940s.

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