Superheroes are enjoying a rise in popularity lately. It seems every time you turn around, there is a new movie being made that features someone with inhuman powers that comes to the rescue of the human race. This certainly is not a new fad. Superheroes were first immortalized in comic books. These comics were popular among soldiers serving in World War II because they were a relatively cheap source of entertainment that could be disposed of easily. Their popularity soon grew among children and adults alike, prompting what is known as the golden age of comic books.
After a short period of decline of comics in the early 1950s, their popularity came roaring back during the years between 1956 to around 1970. These years have been dubbed the silver age of comic books. After World War II, superhero comics were not as sought after as comics about horror, crime and romance. There was worry that these types of comics were contributing to the delinquency of the youth at the time. As a result, during the silver age, the superhero genre made its comeback.
People flocked to silver age comics for sale stores to buy the latest comic featuring their favorite superheroes. Many golden age superheroes were brought back. The first character that was reintroduced was The Flash in 1956. This superhero possessed super speed and could run extremely fast. Since The Flash was received so well, DC Comics decided to bring back another one of its popular superheroes, The Green Lantern.
Not all the superheroes you see in silver age comic books were resurrected from the golden age. There are a few originals. Spider-Man is one of these. This character was introduced in 1962 and had the same senses and capabilities as a spider. Spider-Man is one of the superheroes from the silver age of comic books that is still highly popular today.