Updated on 16 October, 2021
If you enjoy reading comics, chances are good that you've heard of Silver Comics. It's been publishing quality comic books for years now, and has a long list of readers that continues to grow. The company is run by Jose P. Estrella, who has been comics editor in every publication he's worked in. When I first heard of this company, I was impressed with the fact that they were actually selling comic books in a foreign market without any type of advertising. It's a pretty bold move, and one that I believe is well deserving of being called a revolutionary company. Let me tell you why I think so.
When we talk about Silver Comics, the first thing that comes to my mind is the "golden age" era of comic books. I'm sure some of you grew up reading comic books like Superman, Batman, Robin and others, and have fond memories of reading these classic tales. Silver Comics, on the other hand, takes us into a new era of comic book reading, which is evident by the name. Cut to now, where several of comic's greatest and most beloved characters are being published under the Silver brand.
One of the most interesting things about Silver Comics is that it publishes very few comic books during the 1950's and the'1956. This is strange, but the reason behind this is pretty obvious. Publishers didn't want to publish superhero titles anymore. After all, superheroes like Batman had just been created, and there weren't many readers. With the lack of interest in superheros, the comic industry decided to put these titles into the "dead pool."
So how did Silver come back to life, and become the powerhouse it is today? The answer lies in the fact that the comic books of today are a much more sophisticated, intelligent, and artistic piece than the comic books of the past. In addition, the concept of Silver Comics was a reaction to the growing trend toward "comic book perfectionism," or the notion that every single comic is absolutely perfect. Some publishers felt that this perfectionist attitude was taking comic books too far. Thus, in order to counter this perceived trend, they began publishing comic books that had small imperfections - just enough to let the reader not complain about them.
These silver age comic books, which range from Superman, to Batman, to Spyface, all started out with small imperfections. This was a clever way for them to get readers used to viewing these particular comic books. In the process, readers would get used to seeing these tiny imperfections, and recognize that there was some flaw in this masterpiece. In essence, the silver age comic books made the readers realize that superheroes could be flawed, just like we are.
What exactly was this "golden age" of comic books? Well, it began at the very end of the silver age, and lasted until the very beginning of the gold age. It was also called the Golden Era of Comics, because it was the height of human creativity during this time period. This period lasted for about two decades, or around the late 1930s up until the start of World War II. During this time period, superheroes became even more popular, including such icons as Wonder Woman, Superman, and the Fantastic Four.
The "silver age" was brief, but incredibly prolific. However, unlike the golden age, this silver age lasted just a matter of a few years. During this time period, many superheroes lost their relevancy. However, there are still countless examples of very good superheros out there. As an example, if you look up "DC Super Hero," you will find many references to numerous DC comic books that feature DC superheroes. A quick citation needed to be made here: Aquaman, Green Lantern, Robin, Batgirl, and the Birds of Prey, just to name a few.
So there is no doubt that superheroes have a much longer history than just being comics. However, when you examine the development of these characters over the ages, you will see that they are much closer to being real people than they were previously believed. Indeed, their rise to fame is nothing short of miraculous. To learn more about this, perhaps you might consider taking an interest in the legendary Marvel comic book, which started off as a television show before becoming a full-fledged comic book title. Or, perhaps you want to learn more about DC comic books, both the classic silver age and the modern day fantastic four.