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The Silver Age of Comic Books
The silver age of comic books lasted approximately from the late 1950's to the early 1970's. During this period, a few attributes of comic book characters started to develop.
The Ever-Changing Powers of Comic Book Heroes
From time to time a change, in one or more comic book hero's powers, occurs. There can be a multitude of reasons behind this. Has the comic book hero become stagnant? Has the readership declined over the past several months? Did a metamorphosis happen while fighting? Did a depletion of their power make room for the change? And, of course, the ever popular experimentation. A mad scientist creates an experiment, an ordinary individual gets in the way, and his or her DNA is altered. He or she is then morphed into a super hero or a criminal based upon their disposition. Another version to that is a comic book super hero or villain get in the way of an unsolicited experiment that went awry.
The Comic Book Code Authority
The comic book code authority was formed in 1954 because people believed that the comic book industry was becoming too graphic and violent. The content was deemed inappropriate for the populace. Some of the restrictions included the misrepresentation of the police, judges and governmental representatives. In addition, the drawings of vampires and werewolves were prohibited. Titles could not use terminology like "horror" or "terror".