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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I've been posting a number of 80 Page Giants from DC; but what is the rarest and hardest to find issue? Opinions may vary, but I believe the 1962-1963 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Annual is the most difficult 80 page giant annual to find. It took me many years to complete my Rudolph run because of this issue (#13 and the final issue in the title). Here's the copy from my collection. What are your thoughts about the rarest DC 80 page giant annual? ... See MoreSee Less

Ive been posting a number of 80 Page Giants from DC; but what is the rarest and hardest to find issue?  Opinions may vary, but I believe the 1962-1963 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Annual is the most difficult 80 page giant annual to find.  It took me many years to complete my Rudolph run because of this issue (#13 and the final issue in the title).  Heres the copy from my collection.  What are your thoughts about the rarest DC 80 page giant annual?

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I’ve often thought that 80 Page Giant # 7, the Sgt. Rock issue, may not be the rarest, but perhaps the toughest to find in high grade.

Didn’t DC do a Treasury Edition of Rudolph material.

The Rudolph took me a long time to find; then and now, you don't see it turn up often.

They can all be tough, but I've never seen these one

Poor Rudolph!

Definitely the toughest 80 page Giant

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Black Terror #5 (Feb. 1944) from my collection. Schomburg WWII cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Black Terror #5 (Feb. 1944) from my collection.  Schomburg WWII cover.

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Dude in the back means business. Pistol and a sword! 😂😂😂

World's Finest Comics #102 (June 1959) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #102 (June 1959) from my collection.

It's that time of year again! Dell Giant #22 (1959) from my collection. Huey, Dewey and Louie Back to School. ... See MoreSee Less

Its that time of year again!  Dell Giant #22 (1959) from my collection.   Huey, Dewey and Louie Back to School.

World's Finest Comics #101 (May 1959) from my collection. Kaye/Swan cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #101 (May 1959) from my collection.  Kaye/Swan cover.


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