May 02, 2017 the silver age was a true pivot point for the history of comics. Dc comic books comic book covers comic art sci fi comics horror comics creepy comics silver age comics horror books book and magazine eli katz a. Jan 30, 2011 creator credits are borrowed from whats available at the grand comic book database. We are always interested in buying comic book collections and original comic book art. Silver age comics shop our large selection superworld comics. In sandersons opinion, each comics generation rebels against the previous, and the movement was a response to crisis on infinite earths, which itself was an attack on the silver age. Tips for determining the value of your vintage silver age comic books for sale july 14, 20 by cosmic comics whether you are twelve years old or well past your childhood, as a comic book collector you have joined a diverse group of men and.
Thanks to movies, sequels, streaming series, and rumored appearances, marvel dominated the silver age market. The silver age is significant because marks a period in the. Something reinman wrote reminded me of that account from sterankos history of comics. Mar 31, 2020 in it, there was a short essay by golden and silver age artist paul reinman, which first appeared in alter ego 4 oct 1962. The silver age is the informal term applied to a specific period of comic book publishing history. The silver age of comic book art by arlen schumer nook. First, i estimate that there were about 960 comics featuring supermansuperboy or his friends, so its almost 60% of the total. The overstreet comic book price guide is a wealth of knowledge with great analytics. Silver age comics attack of the 50 year old comic books. Of the many great titles produced by marvel during the 60s, which deserves to be top of the rankings. Top 50 most valuable comic books of the bronze age. Silver age comics is one of nycs oldest comic shops.
In short, if you have any interest in comic book art and the artists that drew them, this is the book for you. Comic reflections a podcast dedicated to regular talk about. Join us as we cover the alltime comic books by era for 2018. As usual with any resolutions i make i did very poorly. However, the numbers dont lie, comic books are still selling, and though we might see a hit on the upper end, the midgrades are profitable and paying off. Superworld comics buying and selling comic books, free. Browse comics comic books and pop culture items at silver age comics.
A year where silver age comics will make available some of its collection for sale. Although the creation of superheroes is thought of as the flourishing factor for this era in comics, many genres were developed and successfully filled the newsstands, including humor, western, romance, and jungle tales. Jul 25, 20 the silver age is commonly considered to have begun in 1956 and to have lasted until about 1975. What defines the golden age from the silver age of comic. The comic books above are some of the most valuable from the period, but there are many other books from the time that command a massive premium, listed below are some more valuable silver age books. What size of bags and boards do i need to protect my comic. About this blog attack of the 50 year old comic books. The characters are so iconic to us these days that it can be hard to remember that back in 1961, kids had no idea who the ff were, or what they could. Years ago, i wrote a post noting all the female characters that were introduced in dc comics starting in the late 1950s, and wondering why. Comic book are a field of collection that require very specialized knowledge to accurately assess value.
Get the best deals on silver age superhero comics 1956 1969. Im sure that ward had to scrounge everywhere to find that many comics featuring the man of steel. Determining the value of your vintage silver age comic. Marvel comics more publishers shop by character batman. During the silver age, comic books were no longer solely targeted at young menthere were offerings for older men, young women, children, and even adults. Hello to the good followers of silver age comics 2020 is a good year. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. In a new list feature for, ive decided to poke fun at these. Investing in the other silver age key issues cbsi comics. Since xray vision is one of supermans most used powers in the silver age, and is therefore bound to come up time and time again in this blog, i just want to set a few things straight. Explore comic books newly acquired comics original artwork shop by age golden age. The silver age of comic books was a period of artistic advancement and widespread commercial success in mainstream american comic books, predominantly those featuring the superhero archetype.
Welcome to the best website for bronze age, silver age and golden age collectible comic books and original comic book art. The most important silver age comic book artistwriter you never. The larger 75 years book is still available and includes other eras. Use this item to protect and store your collectible silver comics. The early fantastic four covers featured the characters demonstrating their various powers. The silver age lasted from 1954 or 1956 to about 1970 though some people count everything up until 1985 as part of it, folding in the the bronze age of comic books. The silver age is commonly considered to have begun in 1956 and to have lasted. Jun 12, 2016 so as 20 comes to a close, how did my resolutions work out. In an age of derivative barbarians, i think its fair to say that claw the unconquered was probably the most derivative sword and sorcery hero out there. Neo silver comics creators made comics that recognized and assimilated the more sophisticated aspects of the silver age. Always a tier 1 silver age key issue, xmen 1 has recently been overshadowed by the price spikes of all the avengers related books on this list. Posts about silver age comics written by alan stewart. The silver age of comic books also saw a massive diversification in the type of comic, with new genres like humor, mystery, juvenile, horror, and romance cropping up to round out the spectrum.
As many of you probably will note, i love the silver age of comics. These books cover a wide range of genres, from superhero adventure tales to horror stories, allowing you to select the type of comic that fits your particular interests. In it, there was a short essay by golden and silver age artist paul reinman, which first appeared in alter ego 4 oct 1962. One of those comics that i remembered most vividly was a sheena of the jungle comic that featured photo covers of irish mc calla in a leopard bikini. Most popular bronze age comic books these are the most actively sold comic books in the marketplace graded by cgc or cbcs. Following the golden age of comic books and an interregnum in the early to mid1950s, the silver age is considered to cover the period from 1956 to circa 1970. The golden age of comic books is an epoch that saw a surge in the american comic book industry generally lasting from the late 1930s until the late 1940s or early 1950s.
Most popular silver age comic books these are the most actively sold comic books in the marketplace graded by cgc or cbcs. Up for sale is a silver age lot of 8 assorted marvel comics. For the purpose of bag and board sizes, bcw has simplified the sizes into three groups, or ages. Jan 24, 20 the marvel covers did not start out all that different from the dc covers, although that soon changed. The history of silver age comic books cosmic comics. Here are the key issues to look for when youre at garage sales yes, they do turn up. Aquaman 2 writer david leslie johnsonmcgoldrick revealed the silver age of aquaman comics will be a big influence on the character of black manta johnsonmcgoldrick responded to a user on twitter asking for comic book recommendations. I will continue to monitor the progress and send out updates. Welcome to superworld comics silver age comics browsing page. I remember when the artists were just a page, or a few boxes, ahead of the writer. Im sure that ward had to scrounge everywhere to find that many comics.
Already there have been several blogs stating that ff books are going up in value. Enough about marvel, whats up with dcs silver age by. This article continues the list of rare and expensive comic books we began in the golden age here, we move beyond the ultrarare golden age comic books into the silver age. Welcome on this blog full of information about the comics in the silver and bronze age and offcourse the comics themselves. Similar to the digital comic museum, which we wrote about last week, comic book plus contains a near inexhaustible quantity of golden and silver age comic books. Superworld comics is home to many rare and valuable comics for fun and investment. Sort of like the dell comics tarzan comics with photo covers of lex barker and gordon scott. Mar 02, 2016 comic books covering superheros lost popularity towards the end of the golden age and the beginning of the silver age but quickly rose back to popularity once the content of comic books began to be more closely regulated in fear of spurring more juvenile delinquents from questionable content found in horror and mystery genres.
Many people consider dc comics showcase number 4 to be the beginning of the silver age. Established in february 1991, in queens, ny, weve got a fantastic collection of vintage books, as well as the latest new releases. I track most the heros via howard keltners golden age comic books index 19351955 an awesome index of superhero appearances you really should download. The bcw silver comic bags are an acid free, archival quality product made of crystal clear polypropylene. Chad busby, the owner of busby antiques, has worked in this area of collecting for over 32 years, and has that knowledge. We have such a wide selection that the comics are broken out by letters. Select the range of silver age comic books by making your choice above. We can help you find the fair value of your comics. The current list of the most valuable silver age comics. The golden age of comics refers to the late 30s to early 50s an era when icons like captain america, batman, and superman emerged. Thanks to this important era, we now have the comic book craze we have today. The silver age is commonly considered to have begun in 1956 and to have lasted until about 1975.
Now obviously there is still a vital back issue market when it comes to gold and silver age books and it makes sense. Personally, i like the art and spending money on something that not only do i like the history story behind, but something that will only gain value with time. The silver age was preceded by the golden age and followed by the bronze and then the modern ages. History the culture of collecting meet the team tour the warehouse were always buying. Second, this was before there were comics shops, before there were the yellowcolored ads offering back issues for sale. Top dollar paid for bronze, silver and golden age comics. A lovingly crafted tribute to the superhero comic of the 1960s, the silver age of comic book art recaptures the fourcolor visionary surge of the era, its jet age psychedelic rush of imagination and the titanic, luminous gures, both real and imaginary, that glittered in its rmament. This period is noted for the birth of modern comic books, mostly defined by the innovation of the archetypical superhero. Long before the days of speculators in the early 90s the number of hard copies for comics, especially those from the 40s, 50s and 60s, were slim to none, thus creating a demand. Were not taking any one particular comic book story and adapting it, but if you want to know the vibe were going for, pick up pretty much any silver age. This is the third article in our series, following from most valuable golden age comics and most valuable silver age comics. Comics from the silver and bronze age comics from the. The other was an adventures of superman comic that was based on the superman from the television series. Golden and silver age comic books aside, do people even.
Parkers records and comics features an extensive inventory of golden age, silver age, bronze age, and collectible comic books that include classic comic book publishers like dell comics, marvel comics, dc comics, archie comics, charleton, gold key and many others. Silver age comics provide you with a look into the past, taking you to an era of books that spanned from 1956 to 1969. This comic book has surfed to the top of the charts for the last several months. Currently, sitting at the top silver age book for december. The blog features recollections of comic books posted around the date of the 50th.
Top 10 all time silver age comic books overstreet 48th. Parkers records and comics features an extensive inventory of golden age, silver age, bronze age, and collectible comic books that include classic comic book publishers like dell comics, marvel comics, dc comics, archie comics. Comic book art comic strip art comic hardbacks, paperbacks, etc. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Available in 2 sizes so you can now fit your thickest silver comics into the appropriate bag. Dial b for blog the worlds greatest comic blogazine. The hottest silver age comics on the market gocollect. The market is not as soft on this book right as it was a year ago, with good to very good examples seemingly affordable compared to the other comics on. Of course, it helped to have industry icons like stan lee, jack. Back issue comics find vintage golden and silver age books. Find a comic book shop near you in the local shops section. Best silver age long term investments on a budget i know most people collect comics for art, stories, or for other reasons.
The term silver age refers to a general time period in which the comic books were originally available. Silver age comic books cgc graded silver age comics da. The silver age of comic book art by arlen schumer is an artistic overview of the entire silver age of comics a book that every dial b for blog fan. The comic book prices for the silver, bronze, and modern age are fluid to positive in our current macroenvirons. These books cover a wide range of genres, from superhero adventure tales to horror stories, allowing you to select the type of comic that fits your.
Get in on new comic subscriptions and never miss an issue again. The value of most bronze age and even silver age comics had not even. By the mid1950s, the comic book industry was imperiled. The collections timespan ranges from the late 1930s through to the early 1960s, and includes many thousands of comic books. Silver age comic books cgc comic book collectors chat boards. Weve been selling comics since 1961 our first sale. Silver age superhero comics 19561969 for sale ebay. When it comes to valuable comics, the golden age was pretty much ruled by dc. In the marvel age of comics 19611978, legendary writer and editor roy thomas takes you to the heart of this seminal segment in comic history. Aquaman 2 is looking to dcs silver age comics for inspiration. Read our blog for our latest thoughts and findings. Im hoping to entertain other fans of a certain age i. Aug 25, 2014 this golden age saw the growth and development of the comic book industry.
Over the last few decades, a great deal has been written about the history of marvel comics, not all of it. That all changed in the silver age, which is when marvel truly stepped up the wow factor with characters who are still fan favorites to this day. Throughout the history of comic books, publishers have made comics is different sizes. The silver age of comic book art by arlen schumer nook book. Silver age comics shop our large selection superworld. Find vintage comics from golden age comics dealers, silver age comics dealers, comic book dealers, and other resources. Bronze age comic books bronze age comic books 45 45.
The industry went back to their roots, revived some fan favorites and when back to the basics. The most common silver age comics material is wood. I certainly read a lot of comics but not the ones i had planned to read. It was a time when every problem, especially hitler, was solved by punching it in its fucking face. The collections timespan ranges from the late 1930s through to the early 1960s, and includes many thousands of comic books in the superhero, scifi, and horror genres. The hottest silver age comics belong to marvel royalty as the fantastic four and spiderman are on the move among collectors.1455 1221 523 18 679 1398 1260 330 910 1259 454 992 344 630 1428 883 279 224 840 729 1243 36 1215 981 1274 479 67 1307 1465 1245 1492 569 1443 844 469