The 1950’s were the heyday of McCarthyism and like many other forms of entertainment, comic books came to be viewed as a threat. The industry’s reaction to the threat would kick off an entirely new era – the Silver Age of Comics.
The Golden Age of Comics spans the years between 1938 and 1956, during which time comic books were first published and became overwhelmingly popular with readers. Many of today’s most popular superheroes were created during the Golden Age.
It looks like the recent Warner Bros. win over Joe Shuster’s heirs for the rights to Superman might pay off for fans. Persons in the know have said that Warner Bros. intends to begin shooting the movie Justice League in 2013 and are aiming for a summer 2015 release date.
More changes in DC’s New 52 lineup. Prior to the new Superman, Threshold, and Justice League of America series rolling out, DC will be cease publication of Blue Beetle, Grifter, Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E., and Legion Lost. Their final issues (#17) will wrap up the arcs and ship in January 2013.