Winter Sports Champions of the World


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Winter Sports Champions of the World


Comic description: The comic begins with this text: "Started by the ancient Greeks, the Olympic Games stand for international friendship through fine sportsmanship. Athletes of 32 nations gathered in Cortina, Italy for the first part of the 1956 Olympics- the winter sports". The comic then goes on to mention some highlights of the 1956 Olympic games including olympic medalists and those who set new records. Underneath the iconic symbol of the olympics the text reads: "Over every olympic contest flies the flag bearing this symbol of the sporting friendship of all mankind. Rings stand for five continents. At least one of the colors-- blue, yellow, black, green, red-- appears in every nation's flag. In 1960 the flag will fly at squaw valley, Calif., when the U.S. will play host to the games".

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: Ruben Moreira
Inks: Ruben Moreira
Letters: Ira Schnapp


Batman: The Challenge of Batwoman no.105 FEB 1957 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1957 February


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


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Script:Jack SchiffPencils:Ruben MoreiraInks:Ruben MoreiraLetters:Ira Schnapp, “Winter Sports Champions of the World,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed May 27, 2024,