Builders of the Future!


Superboy no 125 December1965 Builders of the Future rsz.jpg
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Builders of the Future!


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.

Comic Description: The comic shows how, with funding and help from UNESCO, children in Africa were able to get a school built near their home so that children in their area would be able to receive an education. The last panel of the comic says "UNESCO is the United Nation's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and it is helping to increase understanding among people of all nations, so we can grow up in a peaceful world."

[Image Description: The cover shows a hunk of kryptonite being catapulted by two men from a tank directly at Superboy who is flying in the air. Kid Psycho saves superboy by projecting a shield from his eyes that deflect the kryptonite. A talk balloon from Superboy says "You've saved me again, Kid Psycho...this time with an anti-kryptonite shield projected by your... eyes! What I'd give to have your powers!"]

Publisher's Note: "Published as a public service in cooperation with The National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S."


Script: Jack Schiff
Letters: Ira Schnapp


Superboy: The Bald Boy of Steel no.125 DEC 1965 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1965 December


Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


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Learn more:
National Social Welfare Assembly, Social Welfare History Project 
Comics on a Mission: Educational and Public Service Comics, Social Welfare History Image Portal


Script: Jack Schiff Letters: Ira Schnapp, “Builders of the Future!,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed May 27, 2024,