Silver Age Trades

I would love it if DC picked back up publishing its silver age trade paperbacks. Only one more volume for Doom Patrol. I would love to see Superman, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Superboy as well as finish Legion, Supergirl and Hal Jordan, Green Lantern!

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Hear! Hear!

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They do that, maybe more Silver Age omnibuses will be released.

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For sure they would, but I prefer the trade paper backs they are more readable.

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If you wanted a further discussion, I agree that the trade makes it more readable, but I like having one book that holds twice as much instead of two or three books that hold half or a third as much. Funny thing is I am thinking about reading from the JSoA SA omnibus again, but I’m a little lazy to pull out my comic book. Part of it is laziness, the other part is every time I open it, its cleanliness and structural integrity is jeopardized. I guess that’s another benefit to the trades because of it being produced more where it can be replaced easier.

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I was surprised that the great quality of the trades shown here when I came out the past few years, the color, the paper used etc.

While we wait for more of these, another fun thing to look into are the hardcover Archive DC editions when you can get them on a good sale ( or get one of your children to buy you one or two for Christmas or your birthday).

This is my latest edition from Christmas:

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Yes good point, also for me I want to just throw the trade in my backpack jump on a bus, visit an new area, find a coffeeshop, and read a few books in the trade and enjoy a coffee.

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COVID has impacted trade releases in general. Released about a month ago this is the only silver age trade since even before COVID. It is my hope that this is a sign that trade production will be picking up soon!

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I would absolutely love more of these TPBs. I have both Supergirl volumes and the Legion volume. I see the reasoning behind an omnibus, but the lower price point of the TPB makes them seem so much more accessible to me.

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Would love some more Silver Age trades. Been considering the GL and Flash ones.

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Love the Green Lantern ones!

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I’ve been reading silver age GL on the app and it’s been really fun!

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Yes blah to people who say Hal is boring.

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The price point is good, but for me it is the ability to travel with it to read in a park or a coffee shop. I am hoping for a silver age Superman TP, the don’t even have a omnibus of silver age Superman yet.

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I’m with you. I would love Silver Age Superman TPBs. I’ve got the Golden Age ones, but sometimes in a more of a Silver Age mood. I love the Superman family with Kara and Krypto and the gang.

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Yes silver age in general at DC is fun.

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I know I am beating a dead horse here, but I would love to see DC release Silver Age trades of their western characters. Oh,and I am sorry for the obvious, dumb pun.

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Ha ha nice. But no really the silver age is one of the most fun eras in DC comics. This thread is all about promoting silver age trade paperbacks. I only wish we could get more comments and likes to show DC that there is a demand for these TP. I don’t think there is better platform for get those voices heard.

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When you link up DC Silver Age SF and WAR books with Westerns, you have unlocked the vault to a treasure trove to the work of iconic artists. To name a few: Carmine Infantino, Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Wally Wood, Alex Toth, Joe Kubert, Curt Swan (he drew more than just Superman), Sy Barry, Ross Andru, Mike Esposito, Bob Brown, Ramona Fradon, Russ Heath, Mort Meskin, and–of course–Jack Kirby. Remastered, and printed on something other than newsprint, the artwork of these masters would leap off the page!

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I know I’ve said this before, but it would be so convenient for DC to recycle overpriced Archives and Showcases already made and turn them into trades and omnibuses (in color).

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