The Golden Age: An Introduction



Welcome to the beginning of The Cape Gauntlet‘s journey into the history of comic books. In this debut episode, we’re taking a look at the “Golden Age” of comics, which laid the groundwork for the super hero stories generations would come to know and love.

We begin our story with Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Two men who brought the superhero comic into the mainstream when they debuted Superman’s story in 1938 with Action Comics #1. In fact, they launched what would become the Golden Age of superhero comics, but what does that mean exactly?