January 19, 2020 - 10:40
Gunner and Sarge had their series in Our Fighting Forces come to an end, but before that happened they would team up with the TNT Trio and Captain Storm.
January 18, 2020 - 08:36
Adam Strange's series came to an end during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, but that was probably a good thing. His recurring enemies, and the notion of him marrying Alanna were dropped from the strip, along with his helmet, and the stories lacked the spark that had defined them a decade before.
January 12, 2020 - 08:09
Space Ranger moved over to become the cover feature of Mystery in Space at the start of the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. But aside from some team-ups with the descendant of Adam Strange, there was nothing new in this tired science fiction series, which came to an end shortly afterwards.
January 11, 2020 - 10:28
The Challengers of the Unknown, who had been a strong, serious team when Jack Kirby created them, descended into craziness during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. While their enemies combined to form the League of Challenger Haters, the heroes teamed up with the Sea Devils and Doom Patrol. Towards the end of the era, one of the team would even die in battle.
January 5, 2020 - 14:24
The Martian Manhunter finally became a cover feature during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Sadly, the series was on a decline by this point. J'onn J'onzz faced the Idol Head of Diabolu and Professor Arnold Hugo, and teamed up with the Flash in the pages of Brave and the Bold, but by the end of the period had adopted a new secret identity, going the James Bond route.
January 4, 2020 - 10:47
Jimmy Olsen becomes a secret agent himself during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, as well as impersonating Robin, and taking his turn with Lana Lang's Insect Queen ring. Jimmy's relationship with Lucy Lane also had its turning point, with the final Magi/Sandra story, and the wedding of Jimmy and Lucy.
December 29, 2019 - 09:15
Edmond Hamilton and Curt Swan took the reins of the Superman/Batman team during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, and turned in some of their greatest adventures. This period saw the formation of the Olsen-Robin team, the debut of the Composite Superman, and the earliest "imaginary" adventures of the Super Sons.
December 28, 2019 - 05:27
King Faraday, DC's version of James Bond, made a return in two issues of Showcase during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. But his revival was tepid, consisting entirely of reprints, with only three pages of new material.
December 22, 2019 - 10:22
Black Canary appeared most often as a member of the Justice Society during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, but she did get two team-up stories with Starman in the pages of Brave and the Bold as well.
December 21, 2019 - 09:14
Tomahawk's series shed what few remaining ties it had to the reality of the American Revolution during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Giant gorillas, masked villains, and monsters were more trouble for the colonial adventurer than the British troops.
December 15, 2019 - 10:10
Robin was very much a team player during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. He worked with Batman, with Superman, with Jimmy Olsen, and with the Teen Titans. When it came to solo stuff, he didn't fare so well, getting only three stories to himself during the era.
December 14, 2019 - 08:47
While Superboy continued to fight against Lex Luthor, Mr Mxyzptlk, the Revenge Squad, and the Phantom Zone villains during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, he would also gain allies, like Insect Queen and Kid Psycho. Krypto would also join a team of his own, the Space Canine Patrol.
December 7, 2019 - 09:02
Lois Lane continued to star in her own book during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. While the stories tended towards comedy, often at Lois Lane's expense, she did nevertheless have romantic flings with Batman and Jor-El, become editor of the Daily Planet, and even faced off against Catwoman.
December 4, 2019 - 08:17
The period 1964 - 1967: the New Look was not kind to Wonder Woman. In the first few years of the era her teenage self, Wonder Girl, all but took over the book, while in the later years there was a feeble attempt to bring back the Golden Age Wonder Woman and her foes. It's not surprising that this era saw the introduction of her most notorious enemy, Egg Fu.
December 1, 2019 - 09:16
Aquaman broke new ground (new water?) during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, gaining a crown, a wife, a child, new sidekicks, new enemies, and even a new brother. Graced by Nick Cardy art, his book was one of the high points of the era.
November 24, 2019 - 08:25
Green Arrow no longer had his own series during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look, and only appeared in occasional issues of Justice League of America. He did manage to do one team up with Batman in the pages of Brave and the Bold during these years, though.
November 23, 2019 - 09:09
Almost 10 years after DC purchased the character from Quality Comics, they finally gave Plastic Man a relaunch, putting him into his own comic, with a brand new supporting cast.
November 17, 2019 - 10:45
Blackhawk's book had passed its prime during the years 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Radical changes were made to the series, turning Lady Blackhawk into a villain, and providing the team with an acronymic criminal organization, but every change just seemed to make things worse.
November 16, 2019 - 10:26
Starman appeared in two issue of Brave and the Bold, teamed with Black Canary, during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look.
November 10, 2019 - 10:20
The Atom continued appearing in his own book during the period 1964 - 1967: The New Look. His main enemies, Chronos and Jason Woodrue, would return, as would his best friend, Hawkman. Zatanna's quest brought her into contact with the diminutive hero, and Ray Palmer would take a few more trips into the Time Pool to meet historical figures.
October 31, 2019 - 08:14
Dr Fate teamed with Hourman for two issues of Showcase, fighting Solomon Grundy and the Psycho-Pirate, during the period 1964 - 1967: The New Look.
October 27, 2019 - 09:00
Hourman shared two issues of Showcase with Dr Fate during the period 1964 - 1967, as the men took on Solomon Grundy and the new Psycho-Pirate.
October 26, 2019 - 09:54
The Spectre returned to the DC Universe during the period 1964 - 1967: The New Look, with a three issue try-out in Showcase, as well as a team up with the Flash in Brave and the Bold.
October 19, 2019 - 09:37
Hawkman and Hawkgirl would team up with Adam Strange and the Atom, fight against the Shadow Thief and IQ, and even have an adventure on Thanagar during the period 1964 - 1967: The New Look, and would be on hand for the debut of Zatanna as well.
October 17, 2019 - 13:16
The Flash was given a new origin, a new weakness, and a wife during the period 1964-1967: The New Look. And yes, I have finally resumed my DC Comics History!
August 23, 2019 - 10:31
A look back at Batman's butler, in comics and live action.
July 16, 2019 - 11:09
In honour of his new series, a look back at some of the weirdest and wildest changes and impersonations that Jimmy Olsen went through in his first book.
July 4, 2019 - 13:00
Lois Lane - From Girl Reporter to Superman's Girlfriend to Enemy of the People. A look at the various back-up series, books, and one shots that have featured the Daily Planet reporter over the decades.
August 17, 2018 - 08:07
A new focus for Supergirl.
August 13, 2017 - 11:13
It was really Batman who defined the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Dramatic changes were made to the series, an attempt to make the character more serious. But then the tv show began, and things moved in a very strange direction. Alfred was killed off and brought back, villains not seen in decades returned, as well as a whole host of new ones being introduced. But by far the most significant development from this period was the debut of Barbara Gordon, the new Batgirl.
August 8, 2017 - 09:55
Superman continued to appear during the period 1964 - 1967: the New Look. The Parasite made his debut during this time, and the Toyman returned for his first story in many years, but overall this is not one of the better periods for the hero, despite his first race against the Flash.
August 3, 2017 - 10:38
An overview of the next period I will be looking at, 1964 - 1967: the New Look. Also known as the "go go checks" era.
August 2, 2017 - 15:03
Eclipso was an unusual series. The villain and the hero were the same person, and spent the run fighting against themselves. This strange strip ran in the pages of House of Secrets during the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age.
August 1, 2017 - 10:11
The Doom Patrol, DC's offbeat team of outcast super heroes, made its debut during the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age in the pages of My Greatest Adventure, which would change its title, becoming Doom Patrol before the period was out.
July 31, 2017 - 08:49
One of the more unusual concepts from the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age, Strange Sports Stories ran in five issues of Brave and the Bold.
July 26, 2017 - 22:03
The Legion of Super-Heroes moved into their own series during the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age. Their strip in Adventure Comics was one of the most exciting during these years, with new members being introduced, one member dying, and all manner of crazy futuristic elements, including the debut of the Planetary Chance Machine!
July 24, 2017 - 10:39
The Metal Men and their creator, Will Magnus, made their debut in Showcase during the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age. A group made up of shape shifting robots, they had their first two encounters with their greatest foe, Chemo, during this time.
July 18, 2017 - 10:33
Tales of the Bizarro World was the worst series ever. It ended during the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age, and did not appear in any issues of Adventure Comics during that time.
July 17, 2017 - 11:43
The Haunted Tank debuted in G.I. Combat during the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age, and would go on for a very long run in that book. At first General Stuart was simply a disembodied laugh, but by the end of the period his ghostly form would be seen on horseback, riding alongside the World War 2 tank crew.
July 14, 2017 - 20:26
The Star Rovers were never really a team. They were three rivals who never seemed to actually understand the adventures they took part in, but nevertheless went from being a one off tale to an ongoing series during the period 1960 - 1964: the Silver Age.