The modern superhero was born in the pages of American comics books in the late 1930s.
In fact, in the two-year span between June 1938 and February 1940, the major characters Superman, Batman, Flash and Captain Marvel all rocketed
out of the imaginations of their creators and into the national consciousness.
In the ten years or so that followed, generally referred to as the Golden Age of Comics,
newly established characters were earning their own titles and new characters were emerging at an impressive rate.
Later, in the early 1960s, an exciting new period of character introductions began.
This, the Silver Age of Comics, heralded the arrival
of the now legendary Hulk, Spider-Man, Supergirl, Fantastic Four, X-Men and others.
This First Edition exhibit spans over 50 years of superhero firsts in comic book form and re-awakens the
energy and excitement of this unprecedented period in which superhero legends were born.
The Superhero Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to display its collection of first edition and first appearance comic books.
Please return to this exhibit from time-to-time as our collection will continue to expand as new titles are acquired.