List of marvel comics golden age characters wikipedia. In the 1950s, sales plunged after comic books were demonized by. It was in the 1950 s and 1960s that many dc characters were revamped but. Since then, ive worked my way back through the decades two at a time, presenting a new list every six months or so.
May, 2012 the genesis of this column began a couple of years ago when i compiled a list of the 100 greatest characters of the past 20 years. David hajdu examines the great comic book panic of the 1950s. Horror comics historian craig yoe and horror comics enthusiast steve karswell banes recounted the horror comics of the 1950s, digging into their gory origins, dark downfall and the artists who worked on them. Deke and vader 1975 synopsis this is one of a set of lists i made showing a. Many of the superheroes from todays blockbuster franchises, including batman, superman, and captain america, emerged during this period, and the industry grew into a commercial powerhouse.
Jan 21, 20 back in the mid1950s, when the comic book debate raged, the term young adult was hardly used. Jul 02, 20 wanting to try the american comic book chronicles series from twomorrows, i sprung for the 1950s by bill schelly, because i felt it was the decade i knew the least about. They tried many things to keep their companies afloat. It was the first film adaptation of a comic book superhero. Dec 19, 2011 10 comic books where characters actually get older. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Even seasoned collectors may have problems attaining comics from this era. These kinds of lists are always less the definitive end of the conversation than the start of one. Dc drastically changed the look of some of their superhero characters. Multimedia, my mom, family guy, smile, bar, guys, fictional characters. Comic books werent always superheroes and horror stories.
From missing mutants to eradicated earths, cbr takes a look at some of the most forgotten heroes in comics. Chip zdarsky one of the most interesting comic characters weve seen in recent years doesnt fly. Oct 01, 2015 the present influence and appeal of comic books are reflected in all aspects of popular culture, this unique medium is inspiring hit blockbuster movies, tv shows, awardwinning novels and other artists to create their own art inspired by the comic book themes and characters. In pulps the characters were heroes, but they did not start out as. These are the years when comics were considered a new and exciting form of art. The 50 greatest comicbook characters movies empire. Some 60 years ago, during the era of mccarthyism, comic books became a threat, causing a panic that culminated in a senate hearing in 1954. See more ideas about comics, vintage comics and comic books. Last week, i started a twopart column on the greatest comic book characters of the 1950s and 60s. The companys comic book division folded in 1973, although dell continued to publish the occasional book with comics content, including newspaper strip collections. This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.
Mar 07, 2018 but there are characters icons even that are younger than most of the characters that come to mind in comic book lore. Within those approximate 80 years, comic book stories and the avatars within have. The 100 best comic book characters of all time paste. Some strict collectors consider the era finished by 1950. Demand soared as american comics became harder to obtain. The term is generally associated with an american comic books genre published from the late 1940s through the 1950s though the genre had continuing popularity. The superhero archetype was created and many wellknown characters were introduced, including superman, batman, captain marvel, captain america, and wonder woman. The binding of third copy that amazon sent me as a replacement also fell apart, but i was so disgusted by then that i kept the book and used white glue to repair the binding as best as i could. The creations of bon kane, bill finger, jerry siegel, joe shuster, stan lee and co. In fact, they are among the older and more desirable comics on the market. She is among the first and most famous comic book superheroines. Here are 19 female comic book characters that you need to know about, whether you prefer your heroines fistswinging, biographical, or of whimsical fantasy.
Donald duck golden age cartoon character comics for sale. One of those characters, the sentry, is getting his own series as. See more ideas about comic book characters, comic art and comic books art. The golden age of comic books describes an era of american comic books from 1938 to 1956. Toys around the clock vintage comic book characters. His cartoon in 1902 below also includes characters you might recognize. Pages in category comics characters introduced in 1960 the following 43 pages are in this category, out of 43 total. Mar 06, 2015 6 vintage female comic book characters who really shouldnt get movie reboots, because we dont miss asbestos lady. In the 1950s, comic books starring heroic black characters were rare. Stan lee and marvel saved the comicbook industry quartz. Mar 25, 2008 why comic books scared us so captain marvel reduced to ashes by terrified parents. Another, great character of the 1950s western boom.
A biography of all radio shows based on comics lackmann, ron on. The fantastic fours complex charactersstuffy scientist reed richards, a. When you flip through a comic book, youre looking at a medium that has existed for less than a century. Comic book characterscomic charactercomic books artcomic artcharacter designcharacter conceptnightwingbatgirl. The golden age describes an era in the creation of comic books published between the years of 1938 and 1955. The greatest comicbook characters in the canon have been debated and argued over for decades. Then ace the bathound, streaky the supercat, comet the superhorse and beppo the supermoneky followed in kryptos pawprints. Greatest 12 characters of the 1970s who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list. Greatest 12 characters of the 1960s who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list. First, a brief history of comic books from their origins to the late 1940s. By the mid1950s, the comicbook industry was imperiled.
The worlds largest selection of comic books, from batman and superman comic. Synopsis this is one of a set of lists i made showing a progression. Greatest 1950s stories ever told collected comic books, old. Delight in finding old childhood friends with toys around the clock, an online store featuring vintage toys, classic comic book characters, action figurines, cartoon memorabilia, retro advertising, dolls, and more. The decade was the sixth decade of the 20th century. What are some good ideas for comic book characters. When superman faces a threat from the suneater and mongul and the danger of earths destruction, jimmy olsen summons the legion of super heroes to help. May 11, 2017 10 longforgotten midcentury girl comics comic books werent always superheroes and horror stories. There was, briefly, a jungle comic book jungle tales costarring waku, prince of the bantu, in a series of 6page stories f. Mar 23, 2015 the lessons learned are personal and political. What else can be said synopsis this is one of a set of lists i made showing a. The decade beginning with the late 1930s is known as the golden age of comic books. Comics characters introduced in the 1950s wikipedia.
The creations of bon kane, bill finger, jerry siegel, joe shuster, stan lee. Rex the wonder dog and detective chimp were introduced to comic book fans before krypto came along. Since the debut of superman in 1938 by jerry siegel and joe shuster, stories of superheroes ranging from brief episodic adventures to continuing yearslong sagas have dominated american comic books and crossed over into other media. Dell became part of bantam doubleday dell in 1988, ceasing to exist as an independent company. Get the best deals on golden age westerns comics when you shop the. 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. During this time, modern comic books were first published and rapidly increased in popularity.
The chilling horror comics history of the 1950s cbr. Unfollow 1950s comic books to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. They came in romance, comedy and action varieties all featuring a female lead character. See, his folks sent him to earth as a baby, just before his planet was destroyed. Az list of marvel comic characters marvel comic characters. Tapping into this well can sometimes seem like an infinite journey. What i find odd is that i own the 19601964 edition of the american comic book chronicles and the binding is perfect. Greatest 12 characters of the 1950s who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list. The insane history of how american paranoia ruined and. Americans turned to comics to put themselves in better moods during these hard times.
A new world new stuff the 1960s is one of the greatest decades for unique comic characters right along with the 1930s. So keep reading to find out if your favorite heroes made my list, and feel free to respond with your different opinions. Comic books in the 1940s and 1950s comics became popular in the 1930s during the great depression. The war years and the influence of american comics saw the creation of the first genuine british comic book heroes. Ironic illustration of a retro 1940s or 1950s man with glasses. The late 1950s through the 1960s saw a change from dark and supernatural comic book themes to the other end of the spectrum with books containing silly plots and a high degree of camp. The following is a list of the first known appearances of various superhero fictional characters. See more ideas about vintage comics, vintage comic books and comic books. Superheroes in comic books through history retro planet. Western comics is a comics genre usually depicting the american old west frontier usually anywhere west of the mississippi river and typically set during the late nineteenth century. Comic book fans and collectors divide the last 80 years of the publication of superhero comic books into four ages. The greatest comicbook characters in the canon have been debated and argued over for.
James bond made his first appearance in the novel casino royale in 1953. Suppose you have a extraterrestrial who is, as far as anyone knows, the last member of his race. Browse a comprehensive az list of marvel comic characters. Synopsis this is one of a set of lists i made showing a. Dec 08, 2011 last week, i started a twopart column on the greatest comic book characters of the 1950s and 60s. Discover a character s comic book appearances, and browse issues containing your favorite marvel characters. The following is a list of marvel comics golden age characters and teams that first appeared in marvel comics during the golden age of comic books late 1930s and c.
Adventures of captain marvel, a twelvechapter film serial adapted from the popular captain marvel comic book character for republic pictures, debuts. Greatest 12 characters of the 1940s who is on this list, what this list is about and how they got on the list. Comics influenced emotions and attitudes of the american people superhero comics became. The book goes through the decade year by year, providing lots of fullcolor illustrations covers, interiors and other documents, and covering all the companies and creators. In the 1950s, there was a nationwide movement to censor comic books. Phantom stranger first appeared in the first issue of his own book in 1952. The following is a list of marvel comics golden age characters and teams that first.1222 1258 311 231 1362 561 836 1282 309 1345 270 1030 1101 1328 1563 239 94 180 665 763 1305 950 241 492 1299 304 1063 899 496 670 948 442 566 980