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) #58 (1944) from my collection. Smilin' Jack. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd Series) #58 (1944) from my collection. Smilin Jack.

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More of a smirk

Four Color Comics (1st Series) #24 (1942) from my collection. Captain Easy. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (1st Series) #24 (1942) from my collection. Captain Easy.

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What a great cover.

On this day in 1925, brothers Walt and Roy O. Disney put down a $400 deposit on a lot on Hyperion Avenue with the intention of building a new studio! The Hyperion Avenue studio (seen in this photograph from 1932) was the birthplace of the ground-breaking animated film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937). ... See MoreSee Less

On Workaholics Day we are highlighting Donald Duck’s uncle, Scrooge McDuck, who sure knows a thing or two about working like a madman…err…mad duck! Check out this publicity cel setup from the 1967 cartoon featurette, “Scrooge McDuck and Money!” ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (second series) #5 (1942) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (second series) #5 (1942) from my collection.

Happy Independence Day! Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #58 (July 1945) from my collection. #WWIICover ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Independence Day!  Walt Disneys Comics and Stories #58 (July 1945) from my collection.  #WWIIcover

Four Color Comics (2nd Series) #42 (1944) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd Series)  #42 (1944) from my collection.

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #39 (1944) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #39 (1944) from my collection.

Captain America Comics #50 (Oct. 1945) from my collection. Great Schomburg cover. I picked up this beauty a year ago at Heroes Con from my good friend Rick. I sure missed that show this year! Looking forward to 2021. ... See MoreSee Less

Captain America Comics #50 (Oct. 1945) from my collection.  Great Schomburg cover.  I picked up this beauty a year ago at Heroes Con from my good friend Rick.  I sure missed that show this year!  Looking forward to 2021.

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Why aren't those villians wearing pants?? I hope they are at least have underwear on. Although if they aren't that could make them MORE evil

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #35 (1944) from my collection. ... See MoreSee Less

Four Color Comics (2nd series) #35 (1944) from my collection.
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