Welcome! The Silver Lantern pays tribute to DC Comics' Silver Age, which began with the publication of Showcase #4, dated October, 1956 and ended with the title's cancellation after a run of 93 bi-monthly issues in 1970. It is arguably the most creative period in the history of American comic books.

The main emphasis of this site is on the Super-Hero titles (including, but not strictly limited to, Green Lantern, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, The Atom, Hawkman, Justice League of America, Teen Titans, Legion of Super-Heroes) published by DC Comics/National Periodical Publications during the period. However, all genres are well represented: War and Western, Science-Fiction and Horror, Romance and Humor, Movie and TV tie-ins.

Key features-

The Silver Age Chronology:

In the process of putting this site together it became apparent that there must be an acknowlegement of the years prior to the Silver Age. So, as an acknowlegement of all that came before, the Chronology begins at the dawn of the industry in 1934. It contains information on key events as they occurred in the various titles, augmented by an ever-growing collection of cover, splash page, house ad and original line art scans.

The Silver Age Sage (aka The Professor):

A twice-monthly (posted the 1st and 15th) series of in-depth reviews of stories from the Silver Age and, a select group of Golden Age, Bronze Age and Modern tales. Plus exclusive interviews with the creative personnel of the Golden/Silver and Bronze/Modern Ages. Interviews to date include letterers Gaspar Saladino, Clem Robins and Tom Orzechowski. Colorists Anthony Tollin, Joe D'esposito and Liz Berube. Artists Joe Kubert, Joe Giella, Carmine Infantino, Sheldon Moldoff [2], Neal Adams, Ramona Fradon, Dick Giordano, Irwin Hasen, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, Russ Heath, Frank Springer, Jerry Robinson, Creig Flessel, Joe Simon, Tony DeZuniga, Jerry Grandenetti, Murphy Anderson, Mike Esposito, Stan Goldberg, Bernie Wrightson, Joe Rubinstein, Mike Grell, Dick Ayers, Ric Estrada, Sam Glanzman, Ernie Chan, Walt Simonson, Gene Colan, Frank McLaughlin, Al Milgrom, Don Perlin, John Workman, Tom Palmer, Jay Scott Pike, Carl Potts, Larry Hama, Greg Hildebrandt, Hy Eisman, Greg Theakston, Michael Netzer, Alan Kupperberg, Steve Mitchell, Ralph Reese, Bob McLeod, Bob Smith, Jose Delbo, Joe Staton, Frank Thorne, Bob Wiacek, Nick Cardy, John Calnan, Sy Barry, John Severin, Thom Zahler, Paul Kirchner, Mike Royer, Joe Barney, Ken Bald, Sal Buscema, Angelo Torres, Alex Ross, Howard Chaykin, Sergio Curbelo and Vicente Alcazar. There are also Q & A sessions with former DC Comics Production Executives Jack Adler and Bob Rozakis. Writers/editors Jim Shooter, Len Wein [2], Marv Wolfman, Denny O'Neil, Elliot S! Maggin, Steve Skeates, Mike Friedrich, Gerry Conway, Guy H. Lillian III, Irene Vartanoff, Paul Levitz, Jack C. Harris, Cary Bates, Paul Kupperberg and Barbara Friedlander. Plus, a Memorial Tribute to Doom Patrol and Deadman creator-writer Arnold Drake by his good friend and colleague Clem Robins.

The latest Silver Age Sage review, #539, is The Doom Patrol #92 (December, 1964).

Past reviews/interviews are available via the Sage Archives portal or Site Map. If you'd like to read just the interviews they are available on the Sage's Special Features page. He can also be found at Nerd Team 30.

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