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) #46 (June 1944) from my collection. Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #46 (June 1944) from my collection.  Felix the Cat and the Haunted Castle.

Classics Illustrated #53 (Nov. 1948) from my collection. First and only edition (HRN 53). "A Christmas Carol" cover and story art by Henry Kiefer. ... See MoreSee Less

Classics Illustrated #53 (Nov. 1948) from my collection.  First and only edition (HRN 53).  A Christmas Carol cover and story art by Henry Kiefer.

Captain Marvel Adventures #80 (Jan. 1948) from my collection. Origin of Captain Marvel retold. C.C. Beck cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Captain Marvel Adventures #80 (Jan. 1948) from my collection.  Origin of Captain Marvel retold.  C.C. Beck cover.

Batman #23 (June - July 1944) from my collection. Classic Joker cover by Dick Sprang. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #23 (June - July 1944) from my collection.  Classic Joker cover by Dick Sprang.

Contact Comics #6 (May 1945) from my collection. L.B. Cole #WWIICover Black Venus story by Harvey Kurtzman. Very cool book. ... See MoreSee Less

Contact Comics #6 (May 1945) from my collection.  L.B. Cole #WWIIcover  Black Venus story by Harvey Kurtzman.  Very cool book.

Mickey Mouse Magazine Vol. 5, No. 12 (#60, Sept. 1940) from my collection. The last issue of the title and the "transition" issue. This was the first issue of Mickey Mouse Magazine to have the comic book format with 64 pages (the previous issues were fewer pages); the same format as the continuation in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1 (Oct. 1940). Cover by Hank Porter. ... See MoreSee Less

Mickey Mouse Magazine Vol. 5, No. 12 (#60, Sept. 1940) from my collection.  The last issue of the title and the transition issue.  This was the first issue of Mickey Mouse Magazine to have the comic book format with 64 pages (the previous issues were fewer pages); the same format as the continuation in Walt Disneys Comics and Stories #1 (Oct. 1940).  Cover by Hank Porter.

Mickey Mouse Magazine (Dairy Giveaway) Vol. II, #5 (#17, March 1935) from my collection. Very early (first?) cover appearance of Donald Duck. ... See MoreSee Less

Mickey Mouse Magazine (Dairy Giveaway) Vol. II, #5 (#17, March 1935) from my collection.  Very early (first?) cover appearance of Donald Duck.

Detective Comics #139 (Sept. 1948) from my collection. Win Mortimer cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #139 (Sept. 1948) from my collection.  Win Mortimer cover.

Detective Comics #134 (April 1948) from my collection. Jim Mooney cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #134 (April 1948) from my collection.  Jim Mooney cover.

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #170 (Nov. 1947) from my collection. Cover by Harvey Eisneberg. "Mickey Mouse on Spook's Island". ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #170 (Nov. 1947) from my collection.  Cover by Harvey Eisneberg.  Mickey Mouse on Spooks Island.
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