It’s a Golden Age Superhero Halloween!

I think I like the idea of reading Golden Age superhero comics more than actually doing it. Compared to today’s comic books, the stories and artwork often don’t measure up. But man, I could look at the covers all day. So in the spirit of the season, here’s a few Golden Age comic book covers with a Halloween theme. The Superman one is technically Silver Age, but I think it has the same lighthearted spirit as the other three so I included it.

If straight-ahead horror comics from the Golden Age are more your thing, I’ve got a gallery of them too.

Whiz Comics #36 (Fawcett, 1942)
Whiz Comics #36 (Fawcett, 1942)
Adventure Comics #294 (DC, 1962)
Adventure Comics #294 (DC, 1962)
Flash Comics #78 (DC, 1946)
Flash Comics #78 (DC, 1946)
Black Cat #14 (Harvey, 1948)
Black Cat #14 (Harvey, 1948)
Comic Cavalcade #12 (DC, 1945)
Comic Cavalcade #12 (DC, 1945)

I couldn’t resist including this last one from Batman, even though it is firmly entrenched in the Silver Age and is of a much more serious tone. But how can you go wrong with a vintage Neal Adams cover?

Batman #237 (DC, 1971)
Batman #237 (DC, 1971)