- We see some mature topics: sex, drugs, racial issues, politics.
- There's an increased interest in diversity of genre.
- "Super science" ceases to be the mayor source of super powers.
- A lot of themes come from movies: Swamp Thing and Manbat are examples of horror, Rupert Thorne and Tobias Whale draw inspiration from The Godfather, Ra's Al Ghul from the James Bond franchise, Hex from western, etc.
- We see more returning characters and plots than new ones.
- New characters tend to be minorities.
- The Multiverse is widely explored, more stories and titles take place outside Earth-1.
- The Golden Age characters are widely revived.
- Captain Marvel and his supporting cast debuts on DC as part of Earth-S (Shazam! #1).
1975January: Powergirl (All-Star Comics #58).
February: Kobra (Kobra #1).
April: Blackrock (Action Comic #458).
- Rupert Thorne, Dr. Phosphorus (Detective Comics #469),
- Faora (Action Comics #471).
- Shade, the Changing Man (Shade the Changing Man #1),
- Silver St. Cloud (Detective Comics #469).
- Rotman is revealed alive, new Doom Patrol (Showcase #94).
- Professor Hugo Strange returns (Detective Comics #471).
November: Huntress (DC Super Stars #17).
December: Deadshot returns (Detective Comics #474).
Clayface III (Detective Comics #478).
- The Atom reveals his secret identity to Jean Loring and they marry (Justice League of America #157.
- Zatanna joins the JLA (Justice League of America #161).
1979April: Maxie Zeus (Detective Comics #483).
July: Iris West dies (Flash #275).
- Fire (Super Friends #25),
- Viking Commando (All-Out War #1).
- Mongul (DC Comics Presents #27),
- the Creature Commandos (Weird War Tales #93),
- Gregorian Falstaff (Batman #317).
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1981January: Electrocutioner (Batman #331).
March: The Dibnys solve the mystery of Edga Allan Poe's death (Detective Comics #500),
May: Arisia (Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #1),
July: Vixen (Action Comics #521), the Snowman (Batman #337),
December: Insect Queen of Earth-2 (Superman Family #213).
- Ch'p (Green Lanten #148),
- the real Mad Hatter debuts on Earth-1 (Detective Comics #510),
- Dagger (Batman #343).
- Mayor Hamilton Hill,
- Mirage (Detective Comics #511).
- Lobo (Omega Men #3).
October: General Sunderland (Swamp Thing #6).
- The Justice League Satellite is destroyed. The Martian Manhunter returns (Justice League of America #229).
- Black Mask (Batman #386).
- Steel III, Vibe, Gypsy, Dale Gunn. "Justice League Detroit": Aquaman disassembles the JLA and creates a new one with only full-timers: the Elongated Man, Zatanna, the Martian Manhuter and himself as leader. Sue moves permanently with them, they added Vixen, Steel III and Vibe and got new headquarters in Detroit, mantained by Dale Gunn. Sue (Justice League of America Annual 32).
1985April: Crisis on Infinite Earths starts.
May: Bolphunga, Mogo (Green Lantern #188).
1986March: Crisis on Infinite Earths, the original Multiverse and the silver age of DC Comics end.
July: Sue gets a new costume for the Elongated Man to receive the Modern Age (Justice League of America #252).
Go back to:
- The Elongated Man and the Silver Age Timeline!, Part I: Pre-Classic (1947 - 1956).
- The Elongated Man and the Silver Age Timeline!, Part II: Classic (1956 - 1969).
- The Elongated Man and the Silver Age Timeline!, Part III: Post-Classic (1969 - 1973).
- Survivors of the Golden Age! - This article will help you identify character counterparts between Earth-One and Earth-Two.