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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Panic #1 (Feb - Mach 1954) from my collection. Al Feldstein cover. Merry Christmas? ... See MoreSee Less

Panic #1 (Feb - Mach 1954) from my collection.  Al Feldstein cover.  Merry Christmas?

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Bill Gaines' own "MAD" imitation. Feldstein was the editor.

Miss Fury #2 (Summer 1943) from my collection. #WWIICover Alex Schomburg cover art. ... See MoreSee Less

Miss Fury #2 (Summer 1943) from my collection.  #WWIIcover Alex Schomburg cover art.

Adventure Comics #113 (Feb. 1947) from my collection. Kaye/Roussos cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Adventure Comics #113 (Feb. 1947) from my collection.  Kaye/Roussos cover.

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Wow! What a cover!

Captain Marvel Adventures #19 (January 1, 1943) from my collection. Santa cover by Marc Swayze. Second appearance of Mary Marvel. ... See MoreSee Less

Captain Marvel Adventures #19 (January 1, 1943) from my collection.  Santa cover by Marc Swayze.  Second appearance of Mary Marvel.

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"Mary Marvel & Captain Marvel"are giving Santa a lift..so that he can deliver all of his goodies for the kids this Christmas.

The Phantom Stranger #3 Murphy Anderson File Copy (DC, 1953) CGC FN+ 6.5 Cream to off-white pages. Another golden age rarity from the Murphy Anderson Collection in this week’s comic and comic art auction. This issue is noted as "scarce" by Overstreet and we agree. Heritage hasn’t seen a copy this nice since 2015.
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Looking forward to this collection!Celebrate the legacy of EC Comics with Choke Gasp! The Best of 75 Years of EC Comics: bit.ly/2r1s2D1

75 years of magnificent stories, timeless creators and comics history are featured in this gorgeous collection!
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Looking forward to this collection!

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EC...REAL comics

How about some more Christmas covers? Here's New Adventure Comics #22 (Dec. 1937) from my collection. Creig Flessel cover. ... See MoreSee Less

How about some more Christmas covers?  Heres New Adventure Comics #22 (Dec. 1937) from my collection.  Creig Flessel cover.

Detective Comics #243 (May 1957) from my collection. Sheldon Moldoff cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #243 (May 1957) from my collection.  Sheldon Moldoff cover.

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Champion covers....! There's something so innocent and nice about Batman comics in those days....

...takes me back...

Detective Comics #219 (May 1955) from my collection. Win Mortimer cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #219 (May 1955) from my collection.  Win Mortimer cover.

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Could you imagine.."Batman & Robin"going up against"Dick Dastardly & Mutley"in "The Wacky Races"? (LOL!).

Another girly pink cover :\

Frankenstein #24 (April - May 1953) from my collection. Dick Briefer cover and art. ... See MoreSee Less

Frankenstein #24 (April - May 1953) from my collection.  Dick Briefer cover and art.
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