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Batman no 104 December 1956 Gifts to the United Nations rsz.jpg
Comic description: The comic opens with this text: "Along the East River in New York City stretches six blocks of international territory-- the headquarters of the United Nations. Here 76 member nations work together for world peace". The comic goes…

superboy no 45 december 1955.jpg
Comic description: This comic tells the story of how the United Nations helped Indonesia gain their independence. Indonesia has a long history of being colonized by other countries. First the Portugal, then the Netherlands, and then Japan. The UN…

Batman 131 april 1960 Hawaii rsz.jpg
Comic description: Hawaii's population is incredibly diverse. It's citizens come from many different racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds. This diversity is also reflected in the demographics of Hawaii's elected officicals. Because all of…

Superboy no 46 January 1956 Best Present of All rsz.jpg
Binky in "The Best Present of All!"Comic description: A young boy named Allergy laments that he wasn't able to buy nicer presents for his father and Binky because he doesn't have as much money as they do. His father tells him that because he donated…

Batman 105 feb 1957 Winter Sports Champions of the World rsz.jpg
Comic description: The comic begins with this text: "Started by the ancient Greeks, the Olympic Games stand for international friendship through fine sportsmanship. Athletes of 32 nations gathered in Cortina, Italy for the first part of the 1956…

Adventure Comics 240 September 1957 prejudice crop rsz 2.jpg
Comic description: Pete and some of his neighborhood friends are about to play a game of baseball when one of his white friends, Luis shows that he is prejudice toward Pete's new Hispanic neighbors. However, when Luis sees how good the new neighbors…

Batman no 99 Apr 1956 Its Fun to Belong rsz.jpg
Binky says" "It's Fun To Belong!" Comic description: Binky's brother and his friends complain that they have nothing to do. Binky tells them that there are plenty of things that they can do around town. They can take junior life saving classes, clean…

Superboy The Superboy Souvenirs no.36 OCT 1954 2.jpg
Buzzy has the answer to "School Blues!" Comic description: After being discouraged by a bad report card, Joe thinks about quitting high school and starting a job. Joe meets with his school counselor, at his parent's suggestion, and his counselor…

Batman no 98 Mar 1956 rsz.jpg
Binky in "Healthy Teeth for You and Your Pet!" Comic description: A boy named Allergy takes his dog Sport to the vet. The vet tells Allergy that he is always happy to help in an emergency. However, there are some things that Allergy can do to make…

Batman no 97 Feb 1956 Do you know how to be a good babysitter rsz.jpg
Buzzy asks "Do You Know How To Be A Good Baby-Sitter?"Comic description: Buzzy asks Susie if she has any advice for him on his first time babysitting. Susie tells him to arrive on time, make sure to have full instructions from the parents, do quiet…

Adventure Comics 218 November1955 (3).jpg
Buzzy asks "Do You Know Your Neighbors?"Comic description: Buzzy organizes a party where he and his neighbors go to four different neighboring houses. While there, they eat traditional food and learn about the cultural heritage of each of their…

Beth Ahabah Museum_Mammy Yokum and the Great Dogpatch Mystery cover rsz.jpg
This comic book reprints a fable about prejudice and racial harmony by Al Capp. The story first appeared in Capp's L'il Abner comic strip. The comic book, printed and distributed by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, tells a fable about…

VCU_Lets Talk about it_cover rsz.jpg
Informational comic book "created as an educational component of the American Psychiatric Association 'Let's Talk About Mental Illness' public awareness campaign, produced through an educational grant from The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI." (from…

VCU_Story of inflation Fed Reserve Bank of NY cover rsz.jpg
Educational comic book published by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Public Information Department.

Batman no 100 June 1956 Pioneers rsz.jpg
Binky presents "Pioneers of 1976" Comic description: Binky and his friends talk about how exciting it would be to make an important scientific discovery in the future. They day dream about building shuttles to the moon, discovering a cure for a…

VCU_Consumer Comix Wisconsin DoJ crop rsz.jpg
This educational comic book was a project of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, D.C.The book was distributed to high school seniors in Wisconsin.Consumer Comixartwork was created by Denis…

VCU_PN 6727_P38H47 1960z_Here Comes Whiteman crop rsz.jpg
White supremacist comic book created for the American Nazi Party by member John Patler.BornJohn C. Patsalos, John Patler joined the American Nazi Party in 1960 and changed his name. The ANP had its headquarters in Arlington, Va. In 1967 Patler was…

Batman no 108 June 1957 Worldwide Adventures in Science rsz.jpg
Comic description: A new geophysical year will begin in July, 1957. This means that scientists from over 50 nations will try to solve pressing scientific problems. This includes studying the forces that create electrical storms, charting jet streams,…

Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story 1958 crop rsz.jpg
Educational comic book published by the Fellowship of Reconciliationfollowing the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The comic book advocates for the principles of nonviolence and teaches methods of nonviolent resistance. It was produced by the…

VCU_Spider Man_Planned Parenthood comic cover rsz.jpg
Informational comic book aimed at teenagers provides basic facts about sex, reproduction and birth control, as well as suggested sources to learn more.Story: The Amazing Spider-Man discovers that the alien villain, the Prodigy, is convincing…

VCU_Blackhawk No 222 July 1966 NSWA psa rsz.jpg
"Natural Beauty -- Everybody's Fight" illustrates quotations and paraphrases from President Lyndon B. Johnson's "Remarks to the Delegates to the White House Conference on Natural Beauty," given on May 25, 1965.Public service comic published as a part…

VCU_Blackhawk No 184 May 1963 NSWA psa rsz.jpg
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…

VCU_Detective Comics No 339 May 1965 Whats wong with these pictures NSWA rsz.jpg
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…

VCU_Superman no 162 July 1963 Tree grows on second street rsz.jpg
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…

VCU_Detective Comics no 333 Nov 1964 Honesty is the Best Policy rsz.jpg
Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values. Publisher's Note: "Published…
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