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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Batman #52 (April - May 1949) from my collection. Cover Art by Win Mortimer. Classic Joker cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #52 (April - May 1949) from my collection.  Cover Art by Win Mortimer.  Classic Joker cover.

Batman #35 (June - July 1946) from my collection. Dick Sprang cover art. In keeping with the Batcave trophy room theme, this issue features the first appearance of the mechanical T-Rex that has resided in the Batcave for these many years ("Dinosaur Island!"). This issue also has a classic Catwoman story, "Nine Lives has the Catwoman!" ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #35 (June - July 1946) from my collection.  Dick Sprang cover art.  In keeping with the Batcave trophy room theme, this issue features the first appearance of the mechanical T-Rex that has resided in the Batcave for these many years (Dinosaur Island!).  This issue also has a classic Catwoman story, Nine Lives has the Catwoman!Image attachment

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first appearance of batcave in this issue??

Really amazing 1930’s strips. ... See MoreSee Less

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There was an episode where you had the komickast guy on and he talked about Gasoline Alley, that got me into that strip

World's Finest Comics #30 (Sept. - Oct. 1947) from my collection. Burnley/Paris cover art. First appearance of the giant penny that is often shown in the Batcave, in the story, "The Penny Plunderers!". ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #30 (Sept. - Oct. 1947) from my collection.  Burnley/Paris cover art.  First appearance of the giant penny that is often shown in the Batcave, in the story, The Penny Plunderers!.Image attachment

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World's Finest Comics #30 (Sept. - Oct. 1947) from my collection. Burnley/Paris cover art. First appearance of the giant penny that is often shown in the Batcave, in the story, "The Penny Plunderers!".

Anyone have one of those for sale?

Nice

Cool thanks for sharing!

Complete run of DC's Danger Trail #1 through #5 (July-August 1950 - March-April 1951) from my collection. These issues contain some nice work by Alex Toth, and also feature art by Infantino, Hasen, Giella, Giacoia and others. Issue number 3 is considered by some (including Overstreet) to be one of the rarest early 1950's DC issues. ... See MoreSee Less

Complete run of DCs Danger Trail #1 through #5 (July-August 1950 - March-April 1951) from my collection.  These issues contain some nice work by Alex Toth, and also feature art by Infantino, Hasen, Giella, Giacoia and others.  Issue number 3 is considered by some (including Overstreet) to be one of the rarest early 1950s DC issues.

Danger Trail #5 (March - April 1951) from my collection. Last issue of this title. Giacoia cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Danger Trail #5 (March - April 1951) from my collection.  Last issue of this title.  Giacoia cover.

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Beware:The DARTS Of DOOM!!!

With my recent acquisition of #2, I finally completed my run of the 1952-1953 Phantom Stranger series (including a 3/4 cover copy of issue #1 not shown in the photo). It's been fun collecting this run. Now on to complete Danger Trail and Congo Bill! ... See MoreSee Less

With my recent acquisition of #2, I finally completed my run of the 1952-1953 Phantom Stranger series (including a 3/4 cover copy of issue #1 not shown in the photo).  Its been fun collecting this run.  Now on to complete Danger Trail and Congo Bill!

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I like the remainder comics I have. Other than the slice they are usually in great shape because they were not handled. And there is something authentic about the remainder and what it meant all those years ago.

Awesome ! Good luck with your next adventure

That #5 has a scary cover!

Very cool and a tough

Joe Pavlansky

CONGRATS!!!

Jelly

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Phantom Stranger (1st series) #2 (Oct. - Nov. 1952) from my collection. Infantino/Giunta cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Phantom Stranger (1st series) #2 (Oct. - Nov. 1952) from my collection.  Infantino/Giunta cover.

Action Comics #16 (Sep. 1939) from my collection. Cover by Fred Guardineer. Full page ad for 1939 New York World's Fair Comic. One of the last few non-Superman covers on Action Comics. ... See MoreSee Less

Action Comics #16 (Sep. 1939) from my collection.  Cover by Fred Guardineer.  Full page ad for 1939 New York Worlds Fair Comic.  One of the last few non-Superman covers on Action Comics.

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A fine addition to any collection, no matter WHAT the condition, friend...! 👍💖

Received today! Famous First Edition 2020 reprint of New Fun Comics #1 (Feb. 1935). Soon to be out of the plastic wrap! First comic book published by National Comics Publications, later known as DC Comics. I have to admit that I also purchased the digital version of this historic reprint. ... See MoreSee Less

Received today!  Famous First Edition 2020 reprint of New Fun Comics #1 (Feb. 1935).  Soon to be out of the plastic wrap!  First comic book published by National Comics Publications, later known as DC Comics.  I have to admit that I also purchased the digital version of this historic reprint.

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Oh ... I hate National Comics!

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