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    Incredible Member Tzigone's Avatar
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    Default Your favorite hero of the silver age?

    I've read assorted comics for various heroes in the silver age - the line between silver and bronze can be blurry, but I'm really asking about the more silvery stories. Featuring characters created in that era or earlier.

    Unfortunately, Lois and Lana turn me off of a lot of Superman and Superboy. Steve is similarly horrible in Wonder Woman, when he appears.

    Batman and Green Lantern and Green Arrow were all fine, but not standout to me - GA definitely being the least fleshed out. GL had the woman falling for the hero, but that was his own fault, and he acknowledged it at the start. I liked his friendsly relationship with his bothers, though Jim's girlfriend/wife thinking he was GL went on way too long. Teen Titans slang is painful sometimes, despite some fun stuff.

    The Flash - it's the only silver-age title I have read all the silver-age stories for. I just really liked Barry and Iris and enjoyed some of his rogues. I particularly liked her not being hot for the Flash (at least typically - sometimes someone else would write it that way). I like the art and to even now the first image of Iris that comes to mind is her how she used to wear her hair up. Yes, there were definitely some way-over-powered moments and plots that stretched credibility, but it was fun. Honorary mention to silver age Elongated man - I enjoyed the character and Sue, but with such short stories, there wasn't a lot of depth there. And it it irritated me every time she had to ask for money to buy something. I have read all Elongated Man silver age stories, too, I think.

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    Always been fond of Adam Strange for some obscure reasons.

    Oh and silver age Hawkman was dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    Always been fond of Adam Strange for some obscure reasons.

    Oh and silver age Hawkman was dope.
    Can't believe I forgot to mention the Hawks - I liked both of them. Not near as much as Flash and Elongated Man, but I did like them.

    Also read some Atom. Characters were likable enough, but didn't care for the stories.

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    Justice League of America
    J'onn J'onzz
    Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps concept
    Flash Barry Allen & Wally West
    Zatanna
    Batgirl (Barbra Gordon

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    Robotman
    Elasti-Girl
    Negative Man
    Beastboy

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    DC's best SA writer was John Broome so Flash and Green Lantern had a lot of great comics, but I still love me some SA Superman. Worlds Finest was a great book as well.

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    Well, I always say that Elongated Man is my favourite super-hero.

    And anything else that Carmine Infantino and Sid Green ever worked on--together or separately (Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, the Atom, Justice League, Adam Strange, Star Rovers). Plus Kurt Schaffenberger and Curt Swan on every member of the Superman family, including the Legion. Another favourite comic and artist was SUPERBOY and George Papp.
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    Of characters specifically created during the Silver Age, I have the most comics featuring Hal Jordan and Barry Allen. Lots of Wallys, too.
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    Hal Jordan
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    I only read Batman and Robin with Superman guest-starring as a kid so them

    But the standout is Catwoman who robbed with a panther and fled using a Catplane that's bigger than the Batplane, hunted Batman and Robin (after putting them in Tarzan outfit) with said panther plus lion, leopard, and tiger, and then when the goons are captured she fled by riding the tiger to her plane

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    MARVEL: Daredevil, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man (Scott Lang), & Iron Man.

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    Silver Age Aquaman rocks!
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    Flash. Silver Age Barry was probably the best iteration of the character.
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    Hawkman/girl and The Atom

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    Hal, Babs and Barry.

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