America’s Greatest Comics No. 8

Description
America’s Greatest Comics issue No. 8 was published by Fawcett Publications, Inc. in the summer of 1943 and sold for 15 cents. The cover features the character of Billy Batson speaking through a megaphone with images of Captain Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr., Spy Smasher, Golden Arrow, and Captain Midnight behind him.
This issue features the stories of: Captain Marvel using a game of baseball to mediate a Martian between adults and kids; Captain Midnight and Spy Smasher teaming up to keep the super-fast cyclone engine from the Germans and the Japanese; Spy Smasher foiling Joseph Goebbels’s propaganda plot to create a film showing Spy Smasher failing; Golden Arrow brokering peace in the west between the battling Watfields and Makays; and Captain Marvel Jr. battling Mr. Morpheus and his ability to manipulate dreams into nightmares.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
comic book
date made
1943
maker
Fawcett Publications, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 19.05 cm x 26.67 cm
place made
United States: Kentucky, Louisville
ID Number
2013.0086.009
catalog number
2013.0086.009
accession number
2013.0086
subject
Comics
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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