America’s Greatest Comics No. 3

America’s Greatest Comics issue No. 3 was published by Fawcett Publications, Inc. May through August 1942 and sold for 15 cents. The cover features large figures of the superheroes Captain Marvel, Bulletman and Spy Smasher rolling up their sleeves and approaching "Tokio" (Tokyo) by sea with U.S. battleships in the background.
This issue features the stories of: Captain Marvel defeating the mad scientist Sivana and his Magno-Ray; Mr. Scarlet fighting Morto the Spirit of Murder who had teamed up with Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito; the Spy Smasher battling the Nazi’s in occupied France; Minute-Man solving the mystery of a millionaire’s murder; and Bulletman vanquishing the million year old man of evil.
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: Kentucky, Louisville
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 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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