List of Golden Age comics publishers

List of Golden Age of Comics publishers. The Golden Age of Comic Books was a period in the history of American comic books, generally thought of as lasting from the late 1930s until the late 1940s or early 1950s. During this time, modern comic books were first published and enjoyed a surge of popularity; the archetype of the superhero was created and defined; and many of the most famous superheroes debuted.

Comics "packagers" like Harry "A" Chesler (c. 1935), the Eisner and Iger Studio (c. 1936), Funnies, Inc. (1939), the S. M. Iger Studio (1940), the L. B. Cole studio (1942), the Jack Binder Studio (1942), and the Bernard Baily Studio (1943) also formed during this time, to supply cheaply produced material to the burgeoning comics industry.

This is a list of publishers which operated during the Golden Age of Comics, up to 1956, when many publishers went out of business due to the scapegoating of comics by psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, Senator Estes Kefauver, and the creation of the self-censoring body the Comics Code Authority. (1956 also saw the debut of the new superhero the Flash, and the start of what is generally considered the Silver Age of Comic Books.)


The first publisher in this category was Dell Comics, established in 1929 although they started to publish modern comic books in 1935.

1930 - 1934

1935 - 1939

1940 - 1944

1945 - 1949

1950 - 1954

Of the Golden Age publishers in this list, only a handful survived past 1960: Crestwood Publications(1963), American Comics Group(1967), Gilberton(1971), Dell Comics(1973), Charlton Comics(1986), Harvey Comics(1986), Archie Comics(to present), Marvel Comics(to present), and National Allied Publications (DC Comics)(to present).

Alphabetical list of Golden Age publishers



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