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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Mickey Mouse Magazine (Dairy Giveaway) Vol. II, #5 (#17, March 1935) from my collection. Very early (first?) cover appearance of Donald Duck. ... See MoreSee Less

Mickey Mouse Magazine (Dairy Giveaway) Vol. II, #5 (#17, March 1935) from my collection.  Very early (first?) cover appearance of Donald Duck.

Detective Comics #139 (Sept. 1948) from my collection. Win Mortimer cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #139 (Sept. 1948) from my collection.  Win Mortimer cover.

Detective Comics #134 (April 1948) from my collection. Jim Mooney cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #134 (April 1948) from my collection.  Jim Mooney cover.

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #170 (Nov. 1947) from my collection. Cover by Harvey Eisneberg. "Mickey Mouse on Spook's Island". ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #170 (Nov. 1947) from my collection.  Cover by Harvey Eisneberg.  Mickey Mouse on Spooks Island.

Detective Comics #203 (Jan. 1954) from my collection. Win Mortimer cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #203 (Jan. 1954) from my collection.  Win Mortimer cover.

Four Color Comics (2nd Series) #456 (March 1953) from my collection. Uncle Scrooge #2. Cover by Carl Barks. "Back to the Klondike' story and art by Carl Barks. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd Series) #456 (March 1953) from my collection.  Uncle Scrooge #2.  Cover by Carl Barks.  Back to the Klondike story and art by Carl Barks.

Detective Comics #94 (Dec. 1944) from my collection. George Roussos cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Detective Comics #94 (Dec. 1944) from my collection.  George Roussos cover.

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It would work better if he didn't smile

Batman #40 (April - May 1947) from my collection. Burnley/Paris cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #40 (April - May 1947) from my collection.  Burnley/Paris cover.

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #386 (March 1952) from my collection. Uncle Scrooge #1. "Only a Poor Old Man" story and art by Carl Barks. Carl Barks cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #386 (March 1952) from my collection.  Uncle Scrooge #1.  Only a Poor Old Man story and art by Carl Barks.  Carl Barks cover.

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Any new podcasts coming while were all stuck inside?

Batman #43 (Oct. - Nov. 1947) from my collection. Mooney/Burnley cover. ... See MoreSee Less

Batman #43 (Oct. - Nov. 1947) from my collection.  Mooney/Burnley cover.
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