Peace on Earth


VCU_Our Army at War Feb 1967 no 176 NSWA psa Peace on Earth rsz.jpg
VCU_Our Army at War Feb 1967 no 176 front cover rsz.jpg


Peace on Earth


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."

"Peace on Earth. The alphabet and the language may be different, but the same sentiment dwells in the hearts and minds of men all over the world."

Published in February of 1967, this issue featured Sgt. Rock fighting β€œthe toughest battle of his life.” In real life, public opposition to the war in Vietnam was growing in 1967. Groups like β€œAnother Mother for Peace” wrote Congress, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a controversial speech against the war, and the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam organized a march on the Pentagon where over 600 people were arrested for civil disobedience. 


Our Army at War: no.176 FEB 1967 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1967 February


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


“Peace on Earth,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed June 16, 2024,