How A Nation Is Born: Your United Nations at Work


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How A Nation Is Born: Your United Nations at Work


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 helped Indonesia to gain their independence on December 27, 1949. Dr. Soekarno became the first president of Indonesia and was admitted as the UN's 60th member nation. 

[Image description: The cover of the comic book shows a woman holding up a small green rock of kryptonite underneath Superboy who is flying above her. A ray from the kryptonite hits Superboy causing him to waiver and giving him a dazed expression on his face. A thought bubble above the woman reads "It's real kryptonite, all right! I'll test it on Clark Kent later-- and if it weakens him, too, I'll have proof of Superboy's secret identity!". In the background there is a line of people forming and a sign that says : "Today Dedication Ceremony, Superboy Guest Speaker".]

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 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
Inks: Win Mortimer
Letters: Ira Schnapp


Superboy: Incredible Superboy Auction no.45 DEC 1955 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1955 December


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


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


Script:Jack SchiffInks:Win MortimerLetters:Ira Schnapp, “How A Nation Is Born: Your United Nations at Work,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed June 20, 2024,