Discovery Set: NSWA Comics Project
The National Social Welfare Assembly’s Comics Project was a collaboration between The National Social Welfare Assembly and National Comics, the company which became DC Comics.
The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. The one-page social message comics appeared in 10 million magazines a month with an estimated readership of 40 million. Reprints of selected pages were also distributed to teachers, counselors, librarians, social agencies, and civic groups and used as stand-alone teaching tools. Jack Schiff, best known for his work as editor of various Batman series, became the primary editor of the NSWA public service comics.
For further reading:
National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project, Social Welfare History Project
National Social Welfare Assembly, Social Welfare History Project
More NSWA Comics, The Social Welfare History Image Portal