America’s Greatest Comics No. 4

Description:

America’s Greatest Comics issue No. 4 was published by Fawcett Publications, Inc. August through November 1942 and sold for 15 cents. The cover features image of Captain Marvel, Spy Smasher and Bulletman aboard the wing of a propeller plane.

This issue features the stories of: Captain Marvel foiling the mad scientists Sivana’s attempt to marry off his daughter to an old man under the effect of a reverse-aging potion; Spy Smasher battling the Japanese in the Pacific Islands; Bulletman capturing the gangster Honest John Black and his blackout gas; Minute-Man unraveling the plot of Malva Stone to age and kill women with a face cream; Mr. Scarlet defeating the Dean of the College of Crime Max Mugg; and Commando Yank rescuing General Ruyendahl from Nazi occupied Holland.

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: 1942

Maker: Fawcett Publications, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Kentucky, Louisville

Subject: Comics

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See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Comic Books

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Credit Line: Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0086.007Catalog Number: 2013.0086.007Accession Number: 2013.0086

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-d594-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1446177

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