What was actually changed from the Golden Age to the Silver Age?

On November 16th, 2014, /u/Holtzy35 asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

What was actually changed from golden age to silver age? I know things like Kal-L to Kal-El happened, but what else was actually changed?

Hey hey, this seems like my kinda question. For these purposes, and because it’s this sub, I’ll stick to what happened with DC during this time ;)

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How did Alan Scott’s ring work, pre-New 52, and how was he eventually tied in with the Green Lantern Corps?

On August 17th, 2014, /u/HugoOBravo asked the following on /r/DCcomics:

How exactly does Pre new-52 Alan Scott’s ring work, if he wasn’t recruited by the Guardians? and how did the Silver Age end up tying him to the new Green Lantern mythos?


Scott’s powers and origin are a little confusing, as one can imagine with a character this old. For this I’ll only be talking about pre-52 and not the Earth 2 version whose power comes from The Green.

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