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    Default History Detectives and the Golden Age

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    he Golden Age Of Comics

    Comics have been in existence since the end of the 19th century, but it was after the depression that the popularity of newspaper cartoons expanded into a major industry.

    The precise era of the Golden Age is disputed, though most agree that it was born with the launch of Superman in 1938. Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is possibly the most recognizable comic book character to this day.

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    The importance and significance of Superman's creation is undeniable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    The importance and significance of Superman's creation is undeniable
    Was that episode about a Romance with Black characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrklyn View Post
    Was that episode about a Romance with Black characters.

    You mean that Lois Lane was once disguised as a Black woman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    You mean that Lois Lane was once disguised as a Black woman?
    I thought that was the silver age and it was Wonder Woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetsubou View Post
    The importance and significance of Superman's creation is undeniable
    And also worth mentioning is that Doctor Occult, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's previous hero, actually wears a cape and flies in 1936's More Fun Comics #14:


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    A lot of people are rediscovering these things, including 1930s serials (which there were a lot of).
    So perhaps we could see some of these characters come back, get a resurgence in popularity, or at least develop a cult following if they do not already have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    A lot of people are rediscovering these things, including 1930s serials (which there were a lot of).
    So perhaps we could see some of these characters come back, get a resurgence in popularity, or at least develop a cult following if they do not already have one.
    Speaking of which, I most often hear about Batman and Superman's Golden Age solo titles, but it got me wondering about the many other heroes that got far enough to get their own Golden Age (1938-1956) solo series, at least the ones that ran for at least 25 issues.

    The Phantom (1948-present) - 1846 issues
    Superman Vol 1 (1939-2011) - 714 issues
    Batman Vol 1 (1940-2011) - 713 issues
    Marvelman (1953-1963) - 370 issues
    Wonder Woman Vol 1 (1942-1986) - 329 issues
    Blackhawk Vol 1 (1941-1984) - 273 issues
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941-1953) - 150 issues
    Daredevil Comics (1941-1956) - 134 issues
    Captain Marvel, Jr. (1942-1953) - 119 issues
    Airboy Comics (1941-1953) - 111 issues
    Blue Bolt (1940-1951) - 110 issues
    Flash Comics (1940-1949) - 104 issues
    Shadow Comics (1940-1949) - 101 issues
    Captain America Comics (1941-1954) - 78 issues
    Captain Midnight (1942-1948) - 67 issues
    Black Cat Comics (1946-1963) - 65 issues
    Plastic Man (1943-1956) - 64 issues
    The Blue Beetle (1939-1950) - 60 issues
    Doll Man (1941-1953) - 47 issues
    Green Hornet Comics (1942-1949) - 47 issues
    Sub-Mariner Comics (1941-1955) - 42 issues
    Green Lantern (1941-1949) - 38 issues
    The Human Torch (1940-1954) - 38 issues
    Cat-Man Comics (1941-1946) - 32 issues
    The Fighting Yank (1942-1949) - 29 issues
    Mary Marvel (1945-1948) - 28 issues
    The Black Terror (1942-1949) - 27 issues
    Captain Aero Comics (1941-1946) - 26 issues
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