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

Discovery Set: NSWA Comics Project