While the Golden Age established comics as a medium, the Silver Age was when comic book art really came into its own. And it's worth noting that comics' Silver Age corresponded with a wider cultural fascination with science fiction. The actual Space Race was in full swing, and everybody was thinking about rocket ships, alien monsters, and the wonders of science.
This gallery collects some of the best sci-fi comic book covers of the Silver Age, featuring strange invaders, curious tech, and multiple threats to life as we know it.
It's been a while since we've checked out the always excellent work of original animated gif maestro Henry Bonsu, aka Henry the Worst. The cartoonist behind some of my favorite fan art jammed out this homage to/desecration of Tales of Suspense #39, the comic that introduced the world to Iron Man in 1963...
The year was 1960, the place New York City. DC Comics had just published its newest issue of "Strange Adventures," (#112 if you must know!) when an inadvertent and completely made-up-by-me crossover between the two titans of the comic book industry came smashing through the city courtesy Iron Man's toned thighs and shiny red boots...
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