As most of you know, for the last 10+ years one of my collection obsessions has been
the Marvel/Timely/Atlas Super-Hero ďrevivalĒ of the mid-1950ís. This revival began with
Young Men #24 (Dec. 1953) which had new stories from Captain America, The Human Torch and the
Sub-Mariner. Stan Lee, being the continuity nut that he is, used the stories in Young Men
#24 - "Back from the Dead" (in which Captain America & Bucky are resurected), "The Return of
the Human Torch", and "The Sub-Mariner Returns" to explain why the trio of heroes had returned.
Although this revival barely lasted a year (except for the Sub-Mariner title, which lasted
until #42, Oct. 1955), some have pointed to this as the real beginning of the Silver-Age.