The Big Dance


Batman no 102 September 1956 Big Dance rsz.jpg
Batman no 102 September 1956 rsz.jpg


The Big Dance


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."

Passage description: Mary Lou and her friend Janie are walking home from school. Mary Lou complains to Janie that her parents insist that she be home from the big school dance by 12. Mary Lou's date to the dance, Muggsie, catches up to the girls walking. He tells the girls that having a curfew really isn't that bad. In fact, he has a curfew and doesn't mind. Janie figures that all of the kids probably have to be home by midnight anyways. 

[Image description: The comic book cover shows Batman and Robin in the Batcave. They are facing a large caveman holding a stone club above his head and ready to strike them. Robin says to Batman: "Batman, it's the caveman we've been hunting for!". Batman replies: "Yes--and he's discovered our secret Bat-cave!".]


Batman: The House of Batman no.102 SEP 1956 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1956 September


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


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National Social Welfare Assembly, Social Welfare History Project 
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“The Big Dance,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed April 23, 2024,