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!

Wednesday night bonus post! Here's the DC house ad for Showcase #1 from Batman #98 (March 1956) ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday night bonus post!  Heres the DC house ad for Showcase #1 from Batman #98 (March 1956)

 

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Always a pleasure to see a comic not locked up in one of those horrid hard plastic thingies, friend! So one can flip thru and find some gems like this...! 💙👍

Batman #98 (March 1956) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #98 (March 1956) from my collection.

 

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Love this era. Fun stories.

Batman #97 (Feb. 1956) from my collection. Ace is back! Second appearance of the Bat-Hound. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #97 (Feb. 1956) from my collection.  Ace is back!  Second appearance of the Bat-Hound.

 

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First Silver Age Joker in this issue

Guess i cant post pics..had a cool batman poster and some kinda sound box to show

I thought it was bad enough that heroes had to have sidekicks, but service animals?? Holy rabies, Batman!

So wait a minute, Ace works with them, lives with them, has his own Bat-cowl and "secret identity"...and they're trying to hide their secret identities from HIM? 😀

Batman #96 (Dec. 1955) from my collection. First appearance of the Bat-Fire Engine! ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #96 (Dec. 1955) from my collection.  First appearance of the Bat-Fire Engine!

 

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REALLY? How "pro-social" can you get? Goddamn Comics Code Authority!

Those non-flammable costumes came in handy this time.

Batman #95 (Oct. - Nov. 1955) from my collection. Everybody sing along! ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #95 (Oct. - Nov. 1955) from my collection.  Everybody sing along!


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