DC Comics has teamed up with The Folio Society for a brand-new series of prestige comics collections, starting with DC Comics: The Golden Age.

Former DC Editor-in-Chief Jenette Kahn selected and gave introductions for 18 stories originally published from 1938-1956 that include the debuts of many of DC’s iconic characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman among others. This Folio Society collection is presented with a dynamic clamshell case and has over 300 pages printed in 4-colors throughout. DC Comics: The Golden Age features gilded book edges and printed endpapers and comes with an exclusive print by Yanick Paquette. The set also has a complete 68-page facsimile reproduction of Superman’s debut — Action Comics #1, considered the world’s very first superhero comic. The collection retails for $260.00 and is available for purchase now.

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DC Comics: The Golden Age

Selected and introduced by Jenette Kahn, collecting:

Detective Comics #27 (May 1939)

Superman #3 (December 1939)

Flash Comics #1 (January 1940)

Whiz Comics #1 (February 1940)

Batman #1 (March 1940)

Action Comics #23 (April 1940)

All-American Comics #16 (July 1940)

Police Comics #1 (August 1941)

More Fun Comics #73 (November 1941)

All-Star Comics #8 (January 1942)

Sensation Comics #1 (January 1942)

Plastic Man #5 (September 1946)

Batman #42 (August 1947)

All-Star Comics #37 (November 1947)

Batman #44 (December 1947)

Superman #53 (August 1948)

Sensation Comics #81 (September 1948)

DC Comics’ Historical Impact on the Superhero Genre

DC heralded The Golden Age of comics with the invention of the superhero genre, beginning with the first appearance of Superman in 1938. The era marks the time when modern comic books were first published, and they grew exponentially in popularity. With Superman’s debut came the creation of the superhero archetype, and with it some of today’s most well-known characters including Batman, Robin, Captain Marvel (Shazam) and Wonder Woman.

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DC Comics: The Golden Age collects the major character debuts from this essential era of comic book history, letting fans look back on how they originally premiered. It shows the superheroes in their formative years, with the story of Superman before he gained his powers of flight and Wonder Woman on her first ever mission to America. Fans can also appreciate the period’s distinct cartoon art style that would also define the genre for decades to come.

Fans looking to collect DC Comics: The Golden Age can purchase it now from The Folio Society.

Source: The Folio Society

 Fans can collect reproductions of some of DC’s earliest comics in a prestige collection that includes a facsimile of Action Comics #1.  Read More