They were the greatest heroes of their age, "An age of gold and virgin wonder. When no crook, or spy or saboteur felt safe." Featuring a gold foil logo on the cover of each issue, THE GOLDEN AGE is a 4-issue Elseworlds miniseries set during the start of one of the darkest periods of U.S. history: the infamous "McCarthy Era." THE GOLDEN AGE takes a thought-provoking look at what might have happened to DC's first generation of super-heroes beyond their exploits during the Second World War, when paranoia has taken a chokehold on America and DC's first generation of super-heroes is driven into retirement or hiding, or madness - except for a few who are willing to change with the times. And behind the scenes, something even more sinister is unfolding - a subtle plot that may engulf the planet and remake it in one man's image.