• New ListingExciting Comics #38 CGC 6.0 1945 0962997009

    Grade: CGC 6.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $583.81
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingBatman #58 CGC 3.0 1950 1100818002

    Cover pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris., script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Dick Sprang, inks by Charles Paris; While paroled from prison, the Penguin tries to convince the Birdlovers' Society to elect the Penguin as state bird; They mock him so he robs them one by one until Batman and Robin intervene.
    C $431.23
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: DC
  • New ListingSensation Comics #42 CGC 5.0 1945 1488665013

    Grade: CGC 5.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $656.79
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: DC
  • New ListingSensation Comics #23 CGC 3.0 1943 0217452004

    Grade: CGC 3.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $650.16
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: DC
  • New ListingGreat Comics #1 CGC 5.0 1941 1569829003

    Grade: CGC 5.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between. Published 1941 by Great Comics Publications.
    C $517.47
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingStartling Comics #26 CGC 5.5 1944 1402761013

    Grade: CGC 5.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between. Cover art by Alex Schomburg.
    C $1,645.29
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingFour Color #190 CGC 4.0 1948 1269803018

    Grade: CGC 4.0. Indicia title is "FLASH GORDON, No. 190.". Cover art by Paul Norris. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $225.56
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Dell
  • New ListingStrange Adventures #58 CGC 6.0 1955 1625986010

    Grade: CGC 6.0. "I Hunted the Radium Man!". (pencils by Gil Kane), and "The Invisible Masters of Earth!". Kane cover pencils. Item images.
    C $232.20
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: DC
  • New ListingLone Ranger Feature Book #21 CGC 3.5 1940 0314919001

    Art by Ed Kressy. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay's Feature Book was the first US comic book to devote complete issues to a single character. One of the first comic books featuring the Lone Ranger.
    C $451.13
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Dell
  • New ListingTeen-Age Romances #34 CGC 3.0 1953 1624308020

    Grade: CGC 3.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between. Slab condition: Scratch on front of case.
    C $597.08
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: St. John
  • New ListingFreelance Comics Canadian #Vol. 3 #31 CGC 4.5 1946 0962604003

    Freelance Comics Canadian #Vol. 3 #31 CGC 4.5 1946 0962604003. Grade: CGC 4.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $245.47
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingRangers Comics #25 CGC 4.0 1945 1261006009

    Cover by Joe Doolin. Edited by Jean M. Press. Stories and art by Lee Elias, Fran Hopper, Archie E. Martin, Brodie Mack, Lily Renee, and H.L. Larsen. Tales of adventure from pioneering comics publisher Fiction House.
    C $835.92
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Fiction House
  • New ListingTrue Comics #55 CGC 5.0 1946 0983684030

    Stories and art by Louis Wolfe, and George Baker. Biography and history stories in comics form, part of a trend in non-fiction comics in the 1940s. Great Hoaxes of history. Soldiers spend Christmas 1942 aboard the U.S.S. Samuel Chase at sea.
    C $364.88
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingSub-Mariner Comics #38 CGC 4.0 1955 1488670021

    Grade: CGC 4.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $643.52
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Marvel
  • New ListingWendy Parker Comics #4 CGC 5.0 1954 1160525003

    Grade: CGC 5.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $451.13
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Atlas Comics
  • New ListingFight Comics #50 CGC 8.0 1947 1568367002

    Grade: CGC 8.0. Cover by Joe Doolin and others. Edited by Jack Byrne and Jerry Iger. Stories and art by Alex Blum, Lily Renee, Robert Webb, John Forte and Matt Baker. Bondage cover featuring Tiger Girl.
    C $1,160.99
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Fiction House
  • New ListingSaddle Justice #3 CGC 4.5 1948 1231683003

    Grade: CGC 4.5. Item images.
    C $703.23
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: EC
  • Boy Comics #6 CBCS 4.5 1942

    Grade: CBCS 4.5. Published 1942 by Lev Gleason. Cover by Charles Biro. 64 pages, Full Color. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $1,054.85
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    From United StatesCertification: CBCSPublisher: Lev Gleason
  • New ListingPictorial Love Stories #1 CGC 4.0 1952 1997721001

    Grade: CGC 4.0. Item images.
    C $557.28
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: St. John
  • New ListingCaptain Marvel Adventures #80 CGC 5.5 1948 1998160001

    Origin of Captain Marvel retold. Captain Tootsie stars in a one-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party" (by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza). Grade: CGC 5.5.
    C $417.96
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Fawcett
  • New ListingFighting Yank #21 CGC 3.5 1947 2037328001

    Grade: CGC 3.5. Item images.
    C $1,499.34
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingStartling Terror Tales #13 CGC 5.0 1952 2025564008

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jay Disbrow and others. Jungle hero Jo-Jo, Congo King and his mate discover The Garden of Lost Maidens. Killer Leonard Scarnici strikes terror in the lawful and lawless alike with his viciousness, but a redheaded beauty proves to be his downfall.
    C $1,499.34
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingMarvel Tales #94 CGC 4.5 1949 1497513006

    Grade: CGC 4.5. Bill Everett cover. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $948.70
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Marvel
  • Action Comics #19 CBCS 1.8 1939

    Grade: CBCS 1.8. Published 1939 by DC. Start Superman covers - Cover art by Joe Shuster. Superman story (in which Clark Kent is credited as a Daily Star reporter), script by Jerry Siegel, art Joe Shuster.
    C $2,720.04
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    From United StatesCertification: CBCSPublisher: DC
  • New ListingTrue War Experiences #1 CGC 8.5 1952 1021498006

    Grade: CGC 8.5. Item images.
    C $305.18
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Harvey
  • New ListingTeen-Age Romances #25 CGC 3.5 1952 1497656008

    Grade: CGC 3.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $1,134.46
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: St. John
  • New ListingMarvel Tales #100 CGC 3.0 1951 0348694025

    Grade: CGC 3.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $265.37
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Marvel
  • New ListingLiberty Comics #15 CGC 5.5 1946 2025567005

    Grade: CGC 5.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $364.88
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingPrize Comics #60 CGC 2.5 1946 1495418001

    Untitled stories starring Frankenstein (script and art by Dick Briefer) and Jason. The Spook's Nooks, or, The Ghost's Ghost starring Sir Prize starring Charles Voight. Grade: CGC 2.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month.
    C $451.13
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Prize Comics
  • New ListingJungle Comics #143 CGC 8.0 1951 1109513014

    Untitled story, art by Maurice Whitman; Larsen, a white safari raider, has taken an ape idol and a woman, from a safari; Kaänga frees the woman, and with her, takes the idol back to its rightful place; There, they find the woman's father, left in the pit where Larsen had thrown him; Then, in order to leave, Kaänga must battle the apes of the area.
    C $398.05
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Fiction House
  • New ListingMystery Men Comics #11 CGC 1.5 1940 1488654020

    Grade: CGC 1.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between. Cover by Joe Simon.
    C $835.92
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingGene Autry Comics #25 CGC 9.0 1949 0151951013

    Gene Autry stars in "The Joker.". Back-up story, "The Pearls of Loretto.". Two-page text story, "Plumb Scairt.". Photo covers. Grade: CGC 9.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $258.74
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Dell
  • Action Comics #96 CBCS 4.0 1946

    Grade: CBCS 4.0. Published 1946 by DC. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $391.42
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    From United StatesCertification: CBCSPublisher: DC
  • New ListingMitzi Comics #1 CGC 5.0 1948 0249920013

    Grade: CGC 5.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $597.08
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Timely
  • New ListingSuper Mystery Comics Vol. 7 #5 CGC 6.0 1948 1280135015

    Super Mystery Comics Vol. 7 #5 CGC 6.0 1948 1280135015. Grade: CGC 6.0. Published 1948 by Ace Magazines. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $563.91
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Ace Magazines
  • New ListingStrange Tales #38 CGC 4.5 1955 1497403004

    Grade: CGC 4.5. Item images.
    C $451.13
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Marvel
  • Archie #15 CGC 3.5 1945 0231518006

    Cover by Bill Vigoda. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Bill Woggon, Bob Montana, Al McLean and Terry Szenics. Archie goes to a masquerade as a knight and Jughead goes as his horse. Plus: When Archie breaks Mr. Weatherbee's typewriter, it's up to Archie and Jughead to fix it in the 2-page text story "You Can't Kill a Guy For Trying"!
    C $451.13
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingPlastic Man #6 CGC 4.0 1946 2019206005

    Cover art by Jack Cole. The Moon Wizard, script by Gwen Hansen, art by Jack Cole; Scientific Sherman tries to find ways to destroy Plastic Man. The Zwili Cat, script by Gwen Hansen, pencils by Jack Cole, inks by Alex Kotzky; The Zwili Cat, allegedly worth millions, is discovered to only hold marbles.
    C $252.10
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingFeature Comics #22 CGC 2.5 1939 1139718002

    Grade: CGC 2.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $358.25
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingStartling Comics #26 CBCS 1.8 1944

    Grade: CBCS 1.8. Published 1944 by Nedor. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $451.13
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    From United StatesCertification: CBCS
  • New ListingSub-Mariner Comics #41 CGC 5.0 1955 1462526014

    Grade: CGC 5.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $981.87
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Marvel
  • New ListingCindy Comics #37 CGC 2.0 1949 2027963005

    Grade: CGC 2.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between.
    C $2,255.64
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Timely
  • New ListingMystery Tales #18 CGC 4.0 1954 1562117005

    Grade: CGC 4.0. Item images.
    C $344.98
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Atlas Comics
  • New ListingGreen Hornet Comics #12 CGC 3.5 1943 1296753008

    Grade: CGC 3.5. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between. Page quality: Off white to white.
    C $398.05
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • Archie #27 CGC 3.5 1947 1995020002

    Cover by Al Fagaly. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Vigoda, Irving Novick and unknown. Archie heads to the gym to bulk up after he makes plans to go to the beach with Veronica and her muscular cousin in "Musclebound Madness"!
    C $378.15
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    From United StatesCertification: CGC
  • New ListingWartime Romances #6 CGC 6.0 1952 1497656020

    Grade: CGC 6.0. We buy tens of thousands of comics a month. We buy everything from large collections and estates to individual high value Golden Age and Silver Age books and everything in between. Item images.
    C $1,512.61
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: St. John
  • New ListingSpellbound #6 CGC 4.5 1953 2009900019

    Grade: CGC 4.5. Item images.
    C $265.37
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Atlas Comics
  • New ListingStrange Worlds #18 CGC 3.5 1954 1994356011

    Grade: CGC 3.5. Item images.
    C $165.86
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    From United StatesCertification: CGCPublisher: Avon

Golden Age Comics 1938-1955

Comics from the Golden Age are hard to come by. In fact, they are among the older and more desirable comics on the market. Even seasoned collectors may have problems attaining comics from this era.

When was the Golden Age of comics?

The Golden Age describes an era in the creation of comic books published between the years of 1938 and 1955. Some strict collectors consider the era finished by 1950. These are the years when comics were considered a new and exciting form of art.

Why was it called the Golden Age?

This era is iconic because it is near the birth age of comic books. As such, nearly every superhero was created in this time period. The original Superman, Batman, and several Marvel universe characters originate from this time period. The comics from this time usually explain the creation and early stories of many superhero characters.

What characters were prevalent during the Golden Age?

This era was the age of creation of characters. Here are some well-known characters in each genre.

  • Superhero comics including Captain America, Batman, Superman, Flash, Green Lantern, Plastic Man, Captain Marvel, and Wonder Woman
  • Animal and Disney theme characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Tarzan
  • Teen characters like Archie
  • Various villains
What made this era so memorable?

There are a few aspects that made comic books from that era so desirable. This also helps to explain why books from that era are so special.

  • Rise of print media made it the popular medium for information and entertainment.
  • WWII made people search for an escape from reality.
  • Success of Superman made other creators search for success in the genre.
  • Historically relevant plot lines sought to reflect on events happening during that time.
  • Superhero genre enforced ideas that good ultimately triumphs over evil.
  • Insertion of visual art into society directly impacted the prevalence of art programs in the United States.
How can you tell if a comic is Golden Age?

Here are a few ways that you can check to make sure that the book you are looking at purchasing is legitimate and authentic.

  • Inside cover: Usually the inside cover will say "#1" or "First Edition."
  • Advertisements: They should be relevant from the era the book was published.
  • Dimensions: They are often different in manufactured copies from originals.