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VCU_I pledge allegiance cover rsz.jpg
Educational comic book created and distributed by the American Legion. Aimed at elementary aged children, this comic book explains the meaning of the words of the Pledge. Simple puzzles and activities reinforce the lessons.Excerpts:"One Nation Under…

Superboy no 52 oct 1956 How to spend a summer week rsz.jpg
Binky shows "How to Spend a Summer Week!"Comic description: Binky continues to provide Pete with options of fun things to do during the summer like going to the museum, the library, or the beach. Pete always responds that he does not want to go. In…

VCU_How Stalin Hopes We Will Destroy America crop rsz.jpg
Giveaway comic book about the dangers of inflation. Text argues that Communists want America to spend itself into destruction by printing more money. Advocates for the U.S. Government to operate on a "pay-as-you-go" basis. Encourages citizens to…

Adventure Comics 219 December1955 How a Nation is Born rsz.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…

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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…

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…

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…

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Binky says "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!" Comic Description: Binky's friend named Allergy worries that his dog, Sport does not seem to like him. They learn from their friend Jim that there is a lot involved in taking care of a dog. They take a trip…

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…

VCU_M333 Box 1 Escape from Fear Planned Parenthood  Federation of America Publications 1962 cover rsz.jpg
Giveaway comic book distributed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America Publications. Revised edition of a 1956 publication.Fear of an unwanted pregnancy makes intimacy stressful for the Harpers. Learning about contraception from Planned…

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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…

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…

VCU_Dennis the Menace Takes a Poke at Poison cover rsz.jpg
This giveaway comic book seeks to educate children and their parents about the poisonous nature of many items commonly found in the home. It urges parents to "Poison Proof Your Home."A publication created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

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…

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_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_Capt America Goes to War Against Drugs cover rsz.jpg
1990 giveaway comic book published by Marvel Comics in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.Captain America helps a young baseball player who has come under the influence of an alien and turned to illegal drugs.Script:Peter…

VCU_Supergirl American Honda safety comic rsz.jpg
Educational comic book produced and distributed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Safety Belt Campaign.A message from Elizabeth Hanford Dole, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation is printed inside the…

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…

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_Los Amigos conservan a sus amigos con vida_cover rsz.jpg
Spanish-language educational comic book created for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).Inside front cover contains a letter from Micky Sadoff, President, MADD National.Founded in 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a nonprofit…
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