Comic books as we know them have been around since the 1930s. The first decade and a half of comic books has been labeled as the Golden Age. The Golden Age of comic books has not only shaped some of the stories, heroes and villains we all know and love today, but it left behind some of the most valuable comic books around since they are historically significant and in fairly low supply.
So when was the Golden Age of comics and what happened during it?
In this article
The Golden Age Of Comics (1938-1956)
Technically, the Golden Age of comics took place between 1938 and 1956. It’s the first era of the four comic book ages. Many iconic characters were introduced in this time period and became part of American culture at a very interesting point in our history.
Comic Books As We Know Them Went Into Print
Detective Comics, predecessor of DC Comics of today, went into print, known for Action Comics among others. The success of DC Comics led to other companies throwing their hat in the ring with their own characters and stories that laid the groundwork for most comics we know today.
Famous Superheros Were Born
In Action Comics, we were introduced to Superman. Detective comics also introduced us to Batman and Robin, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman in this time period. Marvel Comics — then known as Timely Comics — introduced us to Captain America during the Golden Age.
Different Niches Began Developing
The Golden Age also brought us the beginning of humorous comics such as Mad, and children’s characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Tarzan. Various print houses further developed their storylines and characters, branching out in different directions and experimenting with different genres.
We Love Buying Golden Age Comic Books
Sparkle City Comics love buying all types of Golden Age Comic Books, and we spend millions each year doing so. We always put the customer first and pride ourselves on the service we provide. Have some Golden Age comic books you’re interested in selling? Give us a call at 800-743-9205 or fill out our seller inquiry form. If we’re interested in what you have, we will come to you to review and appraise them and potentially make a cash offer on the spot!