GOLDEN AGE COMIC BOOKS - RECENTLY PURCHASED
Some of the Golden Age Comics we are looking to buy
The Golden Age of comics starts with Superman’s first appearance in Action Comics #1 which was released in June of 1938. This was the birth of today’s modern comic book design. Soon after, Detective Comics (the predecessor of DC) created other superheroes and villains such as Batman and Robin, the Joker, Penguin, Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, the Atom, Green Arrow, and Aquaman. Timely Comics (the predecessor of Marvel Comics) also came up their own line up of heroes and villains which included Captain America, the Human Torch, Satan, Tony Sardo, and the Sub-Mariner. Especially key are the first appearances and origin stories of these heroes/villians.
Patriotic themes were often popular at the beginning of the Golden Age since the United States was preparing to enter World War 2. For example, in Captain America Comics #1, which was released in March 1941, Captain America faces off against Adolf Hitler. The Shield debuted in 1940 outfitted in red, white, and blue. War Heroes debuted in 1942 and depicted our own heroic men fighting against the evil Axis Powers.
After World War 2, comic readers started also to show more interest in non-superhero type comics as well. These titles included: My Love Memoirs, Crime Must Pay the Penalty, Patsy Walker, Planet Comics, Jungle Comics, Mr. District Attorney, The Spirit, Nellie The Nurse Comics, Lana, Modern Comics, and Zoot Comics among many others. These comics became so popular among readers for example that Sensation Comics (featuring Wonder Woman), Flash Comics, Green Lantern, and the Human Torch were all canceled in the late 1940s to early 1950s. They were later brought back in the Silver Age of comics.
We are avidly searching out and buying all titles from this time period regardless of condition. These comics have stood the test of time and will always hold a special place in the hearts of collectors. Please reach out to us even if books are not complete or covers are missing. Single loose pages of key books, especially where first appearances occur, can command upwards of 3 to 4 figures. Our in house professional grader will grade each book, if books have not been graded by CGC, to assure top dollar is paid based on the current market.