Trivia

Hard

The First Comic Book Superhero To Get Rebooted Into A New Character Was?

The Flash
Green Lantern
Aquaman
Superman

Answer: The Flash

Rebooting comic book characters and even entire comic book franchises is fairly commonplace these days, but once upon a time the process was unheard of. Unheard of, that is, until DC Comics rebooted The Flash and, in the process, ushered in the Silver Age of comic books.

The original Flash was from 1940 and was an early and successful superhero in the Golden Age of comics. The Golden Age was a period of high comic readership in the late 1930s to the early 1950s marked by the introduction of the comic superhero archetype and many notable characters that still endure today like Superman, Batman, Captain America, and Wonder Woman. Toward the end of the Golden Age, there was a marked shift away from superhero-centered comics and many comic lines were discontinued and/or replaced with non-superhero comics.

In 1956, DC Comics did something unprecedented: they reintroduced The Flash in Showcase #4 as a rebooted character. After a seven year hiatus (1949-1956) the Flash was back with a new identity, new backstory, and a new creation story. The new Flash, Barry Allen, named himself after the old Flash, Jay Garrick, in an interesting in-comic nod to Golden Age comics. In fact, in later comics in the series, DC Comics introduced the concept of parallel comic universes wherein the new Flash and the old Flash existed simultaneously and could use their super-speed Flash powers to shift between dimensions.

The reboot proved so popular that other characters soon followed and the icons of the Golden Age of comics graced the printed page again.

Trivia

Very Hard

Due To Early Industry Limitations, Silent Films Were Recorded In?

Trivia

Hard

The Target Corporation Runs A State-of-the-Art Lab Devoted To What?

Trivia

Easy

Among The Many Types Of Alcohol, The Type We Drink Is?

Trivia

Hard

Where Did The “Music” Astronauts Heard On The Dark Side Of The Moon Come From?

Trivia

Easy

Which U.S. State Capital Has No Roads Linking It To The Surrounding Land?

Trivia

Easy

To Update Their Image, The Cracker Jack Company Replaced The Box Toy With?

Trivia

Hard

The First Smartphone-Powered Satellite Is Powered By The?

Trivia

Hard

The First Widely Adopted Copy Machine Came With Which Of These Unusual Accessories?

Trivia

Easy

The First Large Mammals Sent To Space That Survived Were?

Trivia

Easy

Standardized Time Keeping Was Brought About By The Advent Of What?