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!

World's Finest Comics #15 (Fall 1944) from my collection. Celebrating baseball! ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #15 (Fall 1944) from my collection.  Celebrating baseball!

Whiz Comics #23 (October 1941) from my collection. Great Captain Marvel cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Whiz Comics #23 (October 1941) from my collection.  Great Captain Marvel cover.

Detective Comics #207 (May 1954) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #207 (May 1954) from my collection.

It's fair to say that everyone has their own "personal Golden Age"; That time when they first got hooked on comics. My personal Golden Age started in the late 1960's and early 1970's. I read all manner of comic books during this time, but Batman was my favorite. I think my love of this character began several years earlier when I, along with the rest of the kids my age, got hooked on Adam West's campy Batman in the great 1966 TV series. I had read funny animals, Archie, Richie Rich, Sad Sack and similar comics prior to this, but the Batman TV series got me interested in Batman comics. Although I read some of the Batman books during this time, I didn't seek out every new issue and back issues. Later, it was the Neal Adams covers on the title (and on Detective Comics) that pulled me into a lifelong hobby of collecting Batman comics. Adams created some great covers (and story art) during the late 1960's into the 1970's on Detective Comics, Batman, World's Finest Comics and the Brave and the Bold. There was one cover that I remember buying on the newsstand that got me hooked for good. What's that cover? The classic homage to Detective Comics #31 on the cover of Batman #227 (December 1970). My original owner copy from my collection is shown here. I've had it all of these years and it's still my favorite Adams cover from this era. So, while I'm a big fan of the Golden Age of Comic Books, it was this seminal Bronze Age cover that got me started as a serious collector.

When did your personal Golden Age begin and what was the issue that got you hooked?
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Its fair to say that everyone has their own personal Golden Age; That time when they first got hooked on comics.  My personal Golden Age started in the late 1960s and early 1970s.  I read all manner of comic books during this time, but Batman was my favorite.  I think my love of this character began several years earlier when I, along with the rest of the kids my age, got hooked on Adam Wests campy Batman in the great 1966 TV series.  I had read funny animals, Archie, Richie Rich, Sad Sack and similar comics prior to this, but the Batman TV series got me interested in Batman comics.  Although I read some of the Batman books during this time, I didnt seek out every new issue and back issues. Later, it was the Neal Adams covers on the title (and on Detective Comics) that pulled me into a lifelong hobby of collecting Batman comics.  Adams created some great covers (and story art) during the late 1960s into the 1970s on Detective Comics, Batman, Worlds Finest Comics and the Brave and the Bold. There was one cover that I remember buying on the newsstand that got me hooked for good.  Whats that cover?  The classic homage to Detective Comics #31 on the cover of Batman #227 (December 1970).  My original owner copy from my collection is shown here.  Ive had it all of these years and its still my favorite Adams cover from this era.  So, while Im a big fan of the Golden Age of Comic Books, it was this seminal Bronze Age cover that got me started as a serious collector.

When did your personal Golden Age begin and what was the issue that got you hooked?

 

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I have been following your postings for a while now. You have an incredible collection! I always look forward to the next cover....wondering if it's going to be one that I have. Never. Mainly because my 'collection' is so small! But THIS one I do have. Bought it when new. Fun to see. Thanks for all the posts!

Prize Comics #12 (July 1941) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Prize Comics #12 (July 1941) from my collection.

 

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Very nice, friend 👍 Voodini, Twist Turner, to name a few 💛



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