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1956 is the arrival of the first reimagined superhero: Barry Allen. Whereas other Silver Age heroes were either brand new or continuations, the new Flash took over the name from Jay Garrick, making his first appearance in Showcase #4.

DC loses another competitor to the Comics Code Authority: Quality Comics. The company sells its remaining superhero properties to DC, who continues to publish only four of its titles: Blackhawk (Volume 1), G.I. Combat (Volume 1), Heart Throbs (Volume 1) and Robin Hood Tales (Volume 1).


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1956:

The following creative talent passed away in the year 1956:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1956 cover date:

The following Comic titles were last published with a 1956 cover date:


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