by: Kyle Latino
The term “digital comics” has become almost synonymous with webcomics, or iPhones comics, or Kindle comics. It’s the banner under which the digital age revolutioneers rally and march to the future. Digital distribution of current monthly floppy copies is a primary concern as well. Any other application of digital comics, and one must be talking about illegal copies, right? Golden Age Comics has a thing or two to say about that.
“Welcome to Golden Age Comics. The #1 site for downloading FREE copyright free golden age comics. All files here available for download have carefully been research by our users and staff to make sure they are in the public domain. To start downloading free comic books now you will need to register an account on our forums and then verify it by visiting link in the email we send you.”
That’s what the disclaimer says right under the title bar. There are decades worth of comics that are yours by virtue of copyright laws. That’s right, copyright laws have finally worked out for us, virtual stacks of excellent comic magazine entertainment, just waiting for you to click on. At Golden Age Comics, it’s free comic day everyday. Check out the original appearances of the characters from Dynamite’s Project Superpowers or ABC’s Terra Obscura. Matt Fraction even brought back Amazing Man in Iron Fist. If you are overwhelmed by the choices, you can find a little help with your selections at Don Markstein’s Toonapedia or Jess Nevins’ Golden Age Heroes Directory. A few of my favorite characters I’ve found are Bozo the Iron Man, Amazing Man, and Doc Strange.
Have you wanted to write a story about a character that isn’t just fan fiction? Anything you write or draw with most of the characters on Golden Age Comics is just as legitimate as what Krueger and Ross are up to at Dynamite. These stories and characters are ripe for the picking, so fill up a basket and make us some pies. In fact, we’ll make a promise that if you start a webcomic site using some of these characters and properly credit the original creators as best you can, we’ll run a blurb on it right here. Send your links to firstname.lastname@example.org.