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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Indian Chief #4 (Oct. - Dec. 1951) from my collection. Painted cover by unknown artist. ... See MoreSee Less

Indian Chief #4 (Oct. - Dec. 1951) from my collection.  Painted cover by unknown artist.

Batman #161 (Feb. 1964) from my collection. Sheldon Moldoff cover. Mad Hatter appearance. Bat-Mite appearance. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #161 (Feb. 1964) from my collection.  Sheldon Moldoff cover.  Mad Hatter appearance.  Bat-Mite appearance.

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What the...?!

Batman #160 (Dec. 1963) from my collection. Sheldon Moldoff cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #160 (Dec. 1963) from my collection.  Sheldon Moldoff cover.

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An alien has no higher aspirations than to become a criminal

Very cool pick up today. Ziff Davis Comic Book Rack. "Wholesome Reading for the Entire Family". This is probably from the 1940's. Anyone want to hazard a guess of its age? ... See MoreSee Less

Very cool pick up today.  Ziff Davis Comic Book Rack.  Wholesome Reading for the Entire Family.  This is probably from the 1940s.  Anyone want to hazard a guess of its age?Image attachment

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I'd say it's around 67 years old, due to Ziff-Davis publishing comics from 1950, and stopping in 1952, when they canceled all their titles except for one: G.I. Joe, which ran until 1957.

Batman Annual #7 (Summer 1964) from my collection. Reprints several Batman Family first appearances. This is the last of the 1960's 80 Page Giant Batman Annuals. The next Batman Annual (#8) did not appear until 1982. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman Annual #7 (Summer 1964) from my collection.  Reprints several Batman Family first appearances.  This is the last of the 1960s 80 Page Giant Batman Annuals.  The next Batman Annual (#8) did not appear until 1982.

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Hooray...! 💜💙

Aren’t you glad Jason,Tim, and Damien did not use the Roman numerals?



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