What Are YOU Getting out of School?


Superboy No 44 October 1955 crop rsz.jpg
Superboy No 44 October 1955.jpg


What Are YOU Getting out of School?


Buzzy asks: "What Are YOU Getting out of School?

Comic description: Jan reflects on how when he first started school in America, he studied very hard but felt lonely. Soon he was able to make friends and participate in extracurricular activities. Jan tells his friends "That's what school means to me-- not only learning and the studying but all those other things you get a chance to do." Buzzy says that Jan has reminded him not to take all of the advantages of a free education for granted.

[Image description: Superboy is on a stage surrounded by an audience and lifts a huge 1 ton weight over his head. A sign next to him says "Clark Kent performing Superboy feats". He looks surprised and a thought bubble says: "Gosh! This isn't the fake prop prepared for Clark's act, but the REAL THING! Lana Lang's tricked me!". Lana Lang sticks her head out from behind the curtain on stage and her thought bubble says: "I've proved Clark is Superboy once and for all!".]

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
Pencils: Win Mortimer
Inks: Win Mortimer 
Letters: Ira Schnapp



DC Comics


1955 October


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


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Script: Jack Schiff Pencils: Win Mortimer Inks: Win MortimerLetters:Ira Schnapp , “What Are YOU Getting out of School?,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed April 18, 2024, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/25.