In the mid-1950’s, the comic book industry was under scrutiny by conservative pundits taking advantage of the cold war hysteria of the day. Comic books of every genre were being published by DC, Timely, Gold Key, Archie, Harvey, Dell, EC, Classics, Four Color and more.

But, in 1956, DC published Showcase #4 with a renewed Flash. The silver age was launched and superheros were back in fashion. Some might also call this period between 1959 and 1969 the Marvel Age led by The Amazing Spider-Man.

Although most silver age titles relatively easy to find, there are certain titles and issues that are hard to find in high grade or at an affordable price. However, it is not impossible to complete a full run of your favorite title.

The backbone of the industry is supported by early high grade Marvels, such as the first issues of The Amazing Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men and Avengers. Comicseeker.com recommends that if you have the resources and desire, that you acquire the early issues of these titles as soon as possible. The comic value of the early issues just seem to keep going up and up.

In general, most pre-1966 silver age comics can be found, but tough in high grade. Any collector interested in the silver age should focus on this time period.

Late silver age comics can usually be found in high grade or in abundant copies. Your strategy here should be to focus on the comics you want to complete your run as you can do so at a relatively affordable price. For example, starting with Iron Man #1, you should be able to find most of the comics from this title on Ebay during any given day.

Following are some of the more popular titles from the Silver Age that you may consider using ComicSeeker.com to search for.

  • Action Comics
  • Adventure Comics
  • Amazing Fantasy
  • Amazing Spider-Man
  • Archie
  • Archie’s Girls
  • Archie’s Pal
  • Atom
  • Avengers
  • Batman
  • Brave and the Bold
  • Captain America
  • Daredevil
  • Detective Comics
  • Eighty Page Giant
  • Fantastic Four
  • Flash
  • Four Color
  • Green Lantern
  • Hawkman
  • Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Journey into Mystery
  • Justice League of America
  • Metal Men
  • Mystery in Space
  • Nick Fury
  • Our Army at War
  • Richie Rich
  • Sea Devils
  • Sgt. Fury
  • Showcase
  • Silver Surfer
  • Strange Adventures
  • Strange Tales
  • Superboy
  • Superman
  • Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane
  • Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
  • Tales of Suspense
  • Tales to Astonish
  • Thor
  • Wonder Woman
  • X-Men

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