Leading Comics No.4

Leading Comics No. 4 was published by DC Comics in the fall of 1942 and sold for ten cents. The cover art by Mort Meskin features the Seven Soldiers of Victory— the Star-Spangled Kid and Stripsey, The Crimson Avenger, Green Arrow and Speedy, The Vigilante and the Shining Knight—attacking a gigantic green head (The Sixth Sense) in a bell jar. In this issue each member of the Seven Soldiers of Victory defeated a prospective jewel thief before coming together to vanquish the Sixth Sense.
Like many “team titles” of the period, issues of Leading Comics featured a hero and his sidekick defeating a minor villain in an individual chapter before teaming up and defeating the “big bad” together in the end.
Object Name
comic book
date made
D. C. Comics, Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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