Thanks to everyone for their character suggestions for my final cards! I think I’ve finally made my decisions. After eliminating supporting characters (sorry Pieface, Woozy Winks, Iris Allen, etc.) and villains, I had a list of 21 characters. I then evaluated the characters based on 4 criteria:
1. The number of appearances between 1957 and 1967
2. The intangible quality of “Silver-Ageiness”—something that Snapper Carr and Batwoman have in abundance.
3. Whether or not the character interacted with the other characters of the time.
4. General popularity.
So the finalists are (in no particular order) Superman, Cave Carson, Robin, Rip Hunter, Nameless (Metal Men), Tommy Tomorrow, The Chief (Doom Patrol), Zatanna, Space Ranger, Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), Aquagirl, Sea Devils, Robotman (Doom Patrol), Ultra The Multi-Alien, B’wana Beast, Elongated Man, Animal Man, Enchantress, Congo Bill & Janu (Congorilla), Krypto, and Ace The Bat-Hound.
12 of these 21 characters will be on the last regular cards of the series. The two Joker cards will be some surprise characters not on this list!
I hope everyone enjoys my choices for the last 12 cards as much as I’ve had drawing them! Thanks again for your interest.