02 May Issue #55 – “The Golden Age”
In this week’s issue we discuss the earliest era of comics – the Golden Age!
Officially, the Golden Age ends with the debut of the Barry Allen version of the Flash in 1956, so for this next episode, we be tackle comics, characters, stories, and creators from BEFORE that time! Before that we go through the latest in DC news, and then we talk about the newly released Ninja Batman!
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Intro music by Aaron Barry
SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
News & Notes
The Doctor’s Pulls
(18:57) Batman Ninja (film)
(33:32) Mera: Queen of Atlantis
The Golden Age
(37:50) Does Showcase 004 mark the end of the Golden Age for all comics or just DC? What fundamental change causes this to be the end of an age?
(44:18) What Golden Age heroes have fared the best/worst? What heroes would you like to see brought back to a more featured role?
(53:57) Doctor’s thoughts on Madame Fatal?
(1:03:54) What was the first event to bring the team together in the Golden Age?
(1:08:57) How did the Flash keep his hat on?
(1:14:21) Who is the best villain of the Golden Age? Which villain has changed the most? The least?
(1:19:28) What’s the deal with original Batman? Why did he carry a gun? Did he kill?
(1:25:33) When will Jay Garrick return?
(**Unless otherwise noted, all links are for Golden Age information**)
- Black Canary
- Captain Marvel/Shazam (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Dr. Death (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Dr. Mid-Nite
- Dr. Psycho (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Freedom Fighters
- Jay Garrick
- Justice Society of America
- Madame Fatal
- Ocean Master (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Plastic Man
- Rocket Red (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- The Shadow
- Wotan (Pre Flashpoint) (Rebirth)
- All Star Comics V1 003
- Batman Vol 1 004
- Batman – Court of Owls
- Batman – The Killing Joke
- Batman – Mad Love
- Batman – Zero Year
- Mera: Queen of Atlantis V1 003
- More Fun Comics Vol 1 073 (First appearance of Green Arrow)
- Showcase V1 004
- Batman – Heart of Ice
- Batman Ninja
- Fawcett Comics
- The Killing Joke (film)
- The Man Who Laughs (film)
- More Fun Comics
- Quality Comics