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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Four Color Comics (2nd series) #108 (May 1946) from my collection. Carl Buettner cover. Carl Barks story and art on Donald Duck in "The Terror of the River", "The Firebug", and "Seals are so Smart". ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #108 (May 1946) from my collection.  Carl Buettner cover.  Carl Barks story and art on Donald Duck in The Terror of the River, The Firebug, and Seals are so Smart.

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“The Firebug” has to be seen to be believed. Carl Barks’ original ending to this story was edited, and two panels by Carl Buttener replaced Barks’ ending.

Detective Comics #63 (May 1942) from my collection. Fred Ray & Jerry Robinson cover art. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #63 (May 1942) from my collection.  Fred Ray & Jerry Robinson cover art.

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #208 (Jan. 1949) from my collection. Dick Moores cover art. "Walt Disney's Brer Rabbit Does it Again!" ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #208 (Jan. 1949) from my collection.  Dick Moores cover art.   Walt Disneys Brer Rabbit Does it Again!

Detective Comics #110 (April 1946) from my collection. Win Mortimer cover art. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #110 (April 1946) from my collection.  Win Mortimer cover art.

Detective Comics #101 (July 1945) from my collection. #WWIICover. Dick Sprang cover art. Back the 7th War Loan! ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #101 (July 1945) from my collection.  #WWIIcover.  Dick Sprang cover art.  Back the 7th War Loan!

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Every crook confesses when you wear a Sherlock Holmes hat

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #157 (July 1947) from my collection. Mickey and the Beanstalk from "Fun and Fancy Free". Don Gunn cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #157 (July 1947) from my collection.  Mickey and the Beanstalk from Fun and Fancy Free.  Don Gunn cover.

Detective Comics #44 (Oct. 1940) from my collection. Kane/Robinson/Roussos cover. Batman and Robin travel to the 4th dimension in "The Land Behind the Light".. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #44 (Oct. 1940) from my collection.  Kane/Robinson/Roussos cover.  Batman and Robin travel to the 4th dimension in The Land Behind the Light..

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Great cover, love the layout and color.

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #129 (Dec. 1946) from my collection. Walt Disney's Uncle Remus and his tales of Brer Rabbit.. Carl Buettner cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #129 (Dec. 1946) from my collection.  Walt Disneys Uncle Remus and his tales of Brer Rabbit.. Carl Buettner cover.

Four Color Comics (second series) #29 (Sept. 1943) from my collection. Carl Buettner cover. Carl Barks story and art on "Donald Duck and the Mummy's Ring", "The Hard Loser" and "Too Many Pets". ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (second series) #29 (Sept. 1943) from my collection.  Carl Buettner cover. Carl Barks story and art on Donald Duck and the Mummys Ring, The Hard Loser and Too Many Pets.

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One of Carl’s best. I read a reprint in the 60s but didn’t get the original until 40 years later.

World's Finest Comics #23 (July - Aug. 1946) from my collection. Jack Burnley - Charles Paris cover. Ohio Pedigree with white pages. Second highest CGC graded copy of this issue. ... See MoreSee Less

Worlds Finest Comics #23 (July - Aug. 1946) from my collection.  Jack Burnley - Charles Paris cover.  Ohio Pedigree with white pages.  Second highest CGC graded copy of this issue.

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Sometimes, I "wonder" about that boy...

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