Welcome to the Golden Age of Comic Books!

This site is devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books Podcast and Blog created by Bill Jourdain.  Over the years, Bill has created many memorable podcasts devoted to the unique and groundbreaking characters featured in the Golden Age of Comic books, generally from the late 1930’s through the mid-1950’s.  Although the podcast is not currently in production, the 60+ episodes are timeless in their discussion of the origins of many pop culture icons.  In addition to the podcast, Bill has written numerous blog posts and magazine articles that are also featured on this web site.   The podcasts can be accessed from the “Show Index” link above, and the blog can be accessed via the “GAC Posts” link. 

In addition to our archive of podcasts and blog posts, we currently have a very active Facebook page devoted to the Golden Age of Comic Books.  We currently provide frequent updates through the Facebook page, which features many classic and rare Golden Age comic book covers.  The last five Facebook posts are below, but be sure to visit the Facebook page to enjoy the hundreds of cover images we have uploaded over the years. 

Thanks for stopping by.  We hope you enjoy your journey back in time to the Golden Age of Comic Books!

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Four Color Comics (2nd series) #23 (1943)
from my collection. Featuring Raggedy Ann and Andy.
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Four Color Comics (2nd series) #23 (1943)
 from my collection. Featuring Raggedy Ann and Andy.

Here is vintage cover art from the mid-1950s coloring book “Walt Disney’s Disneyland,” produced by Whitman Publishing Company. The book’s illustrations were provided by The Walt Disney Studios, and adapted by artists Frank McSavage (1903–1988) and Neil Boyle (1931–2006). ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (1st series) #18 featuring Jiggs and Maggie - "Bringing up Father" (1941) from my collection. Strip reprints. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (1st series) #18 featuring Jiggs and Maggie - Bringing up Father (1941) from my collection.  Strip reprints.

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I wonder how many copies a comic like this sold.

They probably sold several hundred thousand copies and only 0.0001% survived.

Jiggs was a pretty special guy

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #48 (July 1944) from my collection. Porky Pig. Story art by Carl Barks. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #48 (July 1944) from my collection.  Porky Pig.  Story art by Carl Barks.

Money doesn’t grow on trees — but it does if you are Uncle Scrooge! This image is from “Walt Disney’s Uncle Scrooge” coloring book produced by Whitman Publishing Company in 1964. The book features artwork by Frank McSavage (1903–1988), who started at Disney in 1936. Frank is most remembered for his time as an animator on Donald Duck cartoon shorts, and inking and drawing comics books – including several stories about Donald’s family. ... See MoreSee Less

Complete set (3 issues) of 1955 Superman Kellogg's Sugar Smacks giveaways from my collection. Swan/Kaye covers on # 1 and # 1A and Mortimer cover on # 1B. ... See MoreSee Less

Complete set (3 issues) of 1955 Superman Kelloggs Sugar Smacks giveaways from my collection.  Swan/Kaye covers on # 1 and # 1A and Mortimer cover on # 1B.

Green Lantern #36 (Jan. - Feb. 1949) from my collection. Alex Toth cover art. ... See MoreSee Less

Green Lantern #36 (Jan. - Feb. 1949) from my collection.  Alex Toth cover art.

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"They call him the streak! Look-at-that! Look-at-that!" You have to be really old to know what that references.

And the lead guy's not even in the action sequence illustration.

David Bax

Prize Comics #31 (June 1943) from my collection. #WWIICover A fairly scarce issue that I picked up today at the Atlanta Comic Convention. ... See MoreSee Less

Prize Comics #31 (June 1943) from my collection.  #WWIIcover  A fairly scarce issue that I picked up today at the Atlanta Comic Convention.

Interesting pick at the Atlanta Comic Book Convention today. Golden Picture Story Book # ST4 (1961). This is the fourth of 4 issues of this treasury size comic that Overstreet lists as scarce. I had never seen one before today. No Barks art, but still a cool Disney comic. ... See MoreSee Less

Interesting pick at the Atlanta Comic Book Convention today.  Golden Picture Story Book # ST4 (1961).  This is the fourth of 4 issues of this treasury size comic that Overstreet lists as scarce.  I had never seen one before today.  No Barks art, but still a cool Disney comic.
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