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1958 showed steady sales for DC's ongoing publications with virtually no cancellations. Genres such as war, science-fiction and western comics rose in popularity, gradually nudging out demand for super-hero comics. Although the super-hero genre was slowly waning in popularity, milestone characters such as Superman still dominated the spinner racks. Superman was featured in no less than seven ongoing titles: Action Comics (Volume 1), Superman (Volume 1), World's Finest (Volume 1), Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (Volume 1), Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (Volume 1), Superboy (Volume 1) and Adventure Comics (Volume 1).

1958 also ushered in the era of the "Imaginary Story", a unique writing convention that allowed writers to convey tales set outside the mainstream DC Universe, often with strange twists that would never take place in the continuity of the regular titles. The Legion of Super-Heroes and Adam Strange made their first appearance and the Golden Age heroes Wonder Woman and Green Arrow were finally updated for the Silver Age.


The following creative talent are known to have been born in 1958:

The following creative talent passed away in the year 1958:


The following comic titles debuted with a 1958 cover date:

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