Comic Book Historians

1960: The Silver Age Takes Shape!! with Alex Grand & Bill Field

October 15, 2018 Comic Book Historians Season 1 Episode 27
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1960: The Silver Age Takes Shape!! with Alex Grand & Bill Field
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Comic Book Historians
1960: The Silver Age Takes Shape!! with Alex Grand & Bill Field
Oct 15, 2018 Season 1 Episode 27
Comic Book Historians

Alex Grand and Bill Field discuss DC Comics, pre-Marvel Comics and Charlton in 1960, the year that the Silver Age takes shape.  Superheroes assert their dominance as Green Lantern, Aquaman and the JLA solidify their comic book presence under the guidance of Julius Schwartz while Mort Weisinger puts together the first Superman Annual.  Did the JLA influence Kirby and Lee to make the Fantastic Four?  The pre-Marvel Monster Comics by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee with memorable monsters with some familiar Marvel names, and Rawhide Kid, the first ongoing character collaboration between this dynamic creative duo. Steve Ditko assists Charlton comics in dabbling with both the Superhero and Monster genres.   Music - Standard License.  Tales to Astonish, and Journey into Mystery ©Marvel Comics, Captain Atom, Green Lantern, Showcase, and Justice League of America ©DC Comics, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

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Alex Grand and Bill Field discuss DC Comics, pre-Marvel Comics and Charlton in 1960, the year that the Silver Age takes shape.  Superheroes assert their dominance as Green Lantern, Aquaman and the JLA solidify their comic book presence under the guidance of Julius Schwartz while Mort Weisinger puts together the first Superman Annual.  Did the JLA influence Kirby and Lee to make the Fantastic Four?  The pre-Marvel Monster Comics by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee with memorable monsters with some familiar Marvel names, and Rawhide Kid, the first ongoing character collaboration between this dynamic creative duo. Steve Ditko assists Charlton comics in dabbling with both the Superhero and Monster genres.   Music - Standard License.  Tales to Astonish, and Journey into Mystery ©Marvel Comics, Captain Atom, Green Lantern, Showcase, and Justice League of America ©DC Comics, CBH Podcast ©Comic Book Historians. Support us at https://www.patreon.com/comicbookhistorians

Podcast and Audio ©℗ 2019 Comic Book Historians

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