America’s Greatest Comics No. 2

America’s Greatest Comics issue No. 2 was published by Fawcett Publications, Inc. February through May of 1942 and sold for 15 cents. The cover features the superhero Captain Marvel bursting through a star, surrounded by Bulletman, Minute-Man, Spy Smasher and Mr. Scarlet.
This issue features the stories of: Captain Marvel reforming a wayward group of street tough boys; Bulletman and Bulletgirl battling the Black Rat; Minute-Man defeating the Black Poet; Spy Smasher foiling a Japanese plan to ruin a Spy Smasher movie; and Mr. Scarlet and Pinky unravelling the plot of counterfeiters.
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.
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Object Name
comic book
date made
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Greenwich
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Comic Books
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Comic Books
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

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