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!

This is the announcement on the first page of the Mickey Mouse Magazine "transition issue", Vol. 5, No. 12 (Sept. 1940), informing the readers that the next issue (Oct. 1940) will be called "Walt Disney's Comics and Stories". Good news, indeed! ... See MoreSee Less

This is the announcement on the first page of the Mickey Mouse Magazine transition issue, Vol. 5, No. 12 (Sept. 1940), informing the readers that the next issue (Oct. 1940) will be called Walt Disneys Comics and Stories.  Good news, indeed!

Mickey Mouse Magazine Vol. 5, No. 12 (September 1940) from my collection. This is the last issue of the title and the first issue to feature a 68 page comic book format. This is the "transition issue" as the title becomes Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #1 with the next issue (cover date October 1940). ... See MoreSee Less

Mickey Mouse Magazine Vol. 5, No. 12 (September 1940) from my collection.  This is the last issue of the title and the first issue to feature a 68 page comic book format.  This is the transition issue as the title becomes Walt Disneys Comics and Stories #1 with the next issue (cover date October 1940).

 

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Donald experiencing the typical shock of a 1940 American as the outbreak of war took over the news.

Original Batman Sunday Page from May 28, 1944 from my collection. This page was part of the sixth Sunday installment that ran from May 7, 1944 through June 4, 1944. Story by Bill Finger with Jack Burnley pencils and Charles Paris inks. The Batman Sunday pages were published between 1943 and 1946. They have all been reprinted by DC and Kitchen Sink Press. ... See MoreSee Less

Original Batman Sunday Page from May 28, 1944 from my collection.  This page was part of the sixth Sunday installment that ran from May 7, 1944 through June 4, 1944.  Story by Bill Finger with Jack Burnley pencils and Charles Paris inks.  The Batman Sunday pages were published between 1943 and 1946.  They have all been reprinted by DC and Kitchen Sink Press.

 

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These are beautiful pages and wonderful stories. I loved when a Batman annual, in the 1960s, would reprint pages from this era.

World's Finest Comics #26 (Jan. - Feb. 1947) from my collection. Burnley/Paris cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #26 (Jan. - Feb. 1947) from my collection.  Burnley/Paris cover.

World's Finest Comics #16 (Winter 1944) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #16 (Winter 1944) from my collection.


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