America’s Greatest Comics No. 1

America’s Greatest Comics issue No. 1 was published by Fawcett Publications, Inc. in the fall of 1941 and sold for 15 cents. The cover features the superhero characters Spy Smasher, Bullet Man, Captain Marvel, Minute-Man, and Mr. Scarlet.
This issue features the stories of: Captain Marvel defeating the Ghost of the Deep; Bulletman and Bulletgirl taking down the thieving Invisible Man; the Minute-Man destroying the sinister Mr. Skeleton; Spy Smasher routing America Smasher; and Mr. Scarlet battling the Death Battalion.
Issues of America’s Greatest Comics included several stories, each featuring a different hero, within its 100 page full color book. The superheroes featured in these comics were the most popular characters of Fawcett Publications who also appeared in other comics.
date made
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
place made
United States: Connecticut, Greenwich
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 10 in; 18.415 cm x 25.4 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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