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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Dell Giant Mickey Mouse in Frontierland #1 (May 1956) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Dell Giant Mickey Mouse in Frontierland #1 (May 1956) from my collection.

Detective Comics #45 (Nov. 1940) from my collection. First appearance of The Joker in Detective Comics ("The Case of the Laughing Death!"), his overall fourth story appearance and third book appearance. He previously appeared in two stories in Batman #1 and one story in Batman #2. This issue has house ads for Batman #3, Superman #7, All-Star Comics #2 and New York World's Fair Comics 1940. Cover pencils by Bob Kane with inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos. A key Joker book! ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #45 (Nov. 1940) from my collection.  First appearance of The Joker in Detective Comics (The Case of the Laughing Death!), his overall fourth story appearance and third book appearance.  He previously appeared in two stories in Batman #1 and one story in Batman #2.  This issue has house ads for Batman #3, Superman #7, All-Star Comics #2 and New York Worlds Fair Comics 1940.  Cover pencils by Bob Kane with inks by Jerry Robinson and George Roussos.  A key Joker book!

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I can just hear"Batman"telling that crook"If you hit Robin..I'll tie you up..and then..I'll knock your flithy beanie off of you'.

On this day in 1937, Huey, Dewey and Louie made their debut! Are you more of a Huey❤️, Dewey💙, or Louie💚? ... See MoreSee Less

Walt Disney's Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier #1 (Dell Giant, Sept, 1955) from my collection. Fess Parker photo cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Walt Disneys Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier #1 (Dell Giant, Sept, 1955) from my collection.  Fess Parker photo cover.

World's Finest Comics #41 (July - Aug. 1949) from my collection. Win Mortimer cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #41 (July - Aug. 1949) from my collection.  Win Mortimer cover.


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