School Blues!


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School Blues!


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 enrolls him in a new course. Joe tells Buzzy that he likes his new course so much that he has decided to stay in school. His grades in all his other subjects have also improved. Buzzy reminds the reader to carefully consider important life decisions. 

[Image description: A text panel on the comic book cover reads: "How would you like a Superboy souvenir in your home? A memento of some great adventure or deed performed by the BOY OF STEEL? You'd like it, of course, but no more so than eager customers in Smallville, flocking to purchase mementos of their famed boy citizen! Everybody is happy-- except Superboy himself-- when he learns there is a mystery behind the Superboy Souvenirs!". The image on the cover shows superboy using his super-strength to place a giant meteor onto a petastal. The petastal has a sign that says: "Super Souvenir Meteor which Superboy Caught Before it Smashed into a City!". Next to Superboy is a man in a suit saying: "Thanks for pouring the concrete base and bringing the meteor here, Superboy! Now just one more little detail... building a wooden shelter over it!". A thought bubble by Superboy says: "Hmm! As a souvenir, this meteor is more trouble than it was as a menace! All I had to do then was to CATCH it!".]

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


Superboy: The Superboy Souvenirs no.36 OCT 1954 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1954 October


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


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Script:Jack SchiffPencils:Win MortimerInks:Win MortimerLetters:Ira Schnapp, “School Blues!,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed May 20, 2024,