History of batman in the golden age geek history lesson. Today, there are faster and better ways to obtain the information reproduced here, but i wanted to make sure that the original indexes were still available for those who wanted to use them. American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and endur. Nov 10, 2015 unlike the batman chronicles, this book was actually cheaper, hardcover, thicker pages, and all in all was a much better deal. This page contains the indexes found on the original golden age batman web site first introduced in 1996. This collection in particular features a surprising amount of emotional moments and. The only series where the omnibus editions hasnt exceeded the archive editions is detective comics which made it all the way to issue 170. A comprehensive collection of the dark knights golden age adventures 1930s1940s from some of the creative titans of the comic book industry. The first was the hardcover archive editions which split the series between the batman archives reprinting stories from detective comics and the dark knight archives which reprinted stories from batman comics. This book is an omnibus collection of the earliest comics depicting everyones favorite dark knight, the batman. The golden age omnibus includes dozens of stories from the early 1940s in which the dynamic duo battle evildoers including the penguin, the joker, twoface and many more.
Gothams famed caped crusader, batman, is joined by robin, the boy wonder, in these classic tales from the golden age of comics. Batman must stop gangsters from looting the nations gold reserves. It is great to be able to flip through a large singular book that collects these in chronological this collection of the original bob kane and bill finger batman comics is dcs third attempt at reprinting the golden age. This site is devoted to the golden age of comic books podcast and blog created by bill jourdain. The batman omnibus are the third attempt by dc to reprint the complete collection of golden age batman stories. One of the first batman stories from the golden age of comics that i ever read, the loneliest men in the world, is in this volume. Nov 24, 2015 the batman omnibus are the third attempt by dc to reprint the complete collection of golden age batman stories. Batman the golden age omnibus hc 2015 dc comic books. The golden age of comic books describes an era of american comic books from 1938 to 1956. I first read it in the 70s when it was reprinted as a backup story in an issue of batman. Jun, 2017 this video is a quick recap of events that happen during the golden age of batman, covering the events from 1939 to 1950. Get the best deals on golden age superhero comic books when you shop the.
After having read the first two volumes of the golden age, i think it is safe to say that it is the best comic book series i have ever read. Batmans adventures from the early 1950s are collected for the first time in new hardcover omnibus series, continuing here with batman. The adventures of batman and robin reach the mid1940s with these fastpaced tales. Get the best deals on batman cgc golden age comics when you shop the. The 1940s tales that cemented batmans reputation as the worlds greatest crimefighter are collected in this new paperback. As requested by you guys, here it is, the definitive list of the best batman comics of the golden age. The decade beginning with the late 1930s is known as the golden age of comic books. Even seasoned collectors may have problems attaining comics from this era.
The greatest covers of detective comics from the 30s to the 50s desris, joe on. The sources used were batman, detective comics and worlds finest. Others argue that magic was an important element of both golden age and silver age characters. This version of batman partners with and marries the reformed earthtwo catwoman, selina kyle. The dynamic duo of batman and robin becomes the terrific three when they are joined by alfred pennyworth.
After the introduction of dc comics multiverse in the 1960s, dc established that stories from the golden age star the earthtwo batman, a character from a parallel world. For individuals, like me, who are mostly familiar with batman through movies and the excellent 1990s animated series and not through the comic book medium, batman sure looks different. Get the best deals on batman golden age comics 19381955 when you shop the largest online. Gothams famed caped crusader, batman, is joined by robin, the boy wonder.
These batman stories from the early 1950s are dominated by the gotham city underworld, the mysteries of batmans own crimefighting techniques and batmans foes the joker, twoface, the penguin and catwoman. The greatest covers of detective comics from the 30s to the 50s. During this time, modern comic books were first published and rapidly increased in popularity. This video is a quick recap of events that happen during the golden age of batman, covering the events from 1939 to 1950. Batman s adventures from the early 1950s are collected for the first time in new hardcover omnibus series, continuing here with batman. These batman stories from the early 1950s are dominated by the gotham city underworld, the mysteries of batman s own crimefighting techniques and batman s foes the joker, twoface, the penguin and catwoman. The superhero archetype was created and many wellknown characters were introduced, including superman, batman, captain marvel, captain america, and wonder woman. These tales were written and illustrated by such luminaries as bob kane, bill finger, gardner fox.
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 1930s through the mid1950s. The sixth volume of the batman golden age omnibus spans march 1948 to november 1949. The dynamic duo is aided by batman s butler, alfred pennyworth, as they fight to keep gotham city safe. Get the best deals on batman dc golden age superhero comics when you shop the largest online selection at. Many of the superheroes from todays blockbuster franchises, including batman, superman, and captain america, emerged during this period, and the industry grew into a commercial powerhouse. The page quality is about equal to the archive editions and far superior to chronicles editions. The golden age collects more of the dark knight detectives adventures from the late 1940s, including battles with evildoers including the joker, the penguin and catwoman, plus a tale in which the caped crusaders join robin hoods band of merry men. The fourth omnibus is already scheduled to be released in november so it appears as if dc might be serious about completing the golden age this time around. Batman dc golden age superhero comics for sale ebay. Sep 25, 2018 the dynamic duo of batman and robin becomes the terrific three when they are joined by alfred pennyworth. I first read it in the 70s when it was reprinted as a.
Science was a common explanation for the origin of heroes in the silver age. Batman and robin fight mobsters, pirates, jokers, and witches in this volume of golden age stories. In fact, they are among the older and more desirable comics on the market. Apr 04, 2016 listen to my podcast, geek history lesson. Get the best deals on batman golden age superhero comics when you shop the. The golden age of comic books home of the golden age of. These stories include the caped crusaders runins with the joker, the penguin, twoface and more. This batman comics price guide will help you to value all the early issues of batman comics, the series which began in 1940. Get the best deals on batman golden age superhero comics when you shop the largest.781 1122 97 160 1340 614 1342 323 1350 540 154 234 1376 1298 1260 615 1005 1105 1304 1100 662 1624 1140 1182 1045 508 1086 976 973 592 504 366 1186 622 269 251 667 926 1061 1282 1222 336