Comic Book Collection

Collection ID:
bulk 1954-1978
Physical Description:
0.9 Cubic feet
(2 boxes)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of comic books dating from the 1950s through the 1970s, collected from various sources. Many of the titles are space or science fiction themed. Titles include Action Comics, Astounding Stories, Dan Dare, Dennis the Menace, Flying Saucer Comics, Mystery in Space, Superman, and Weird Science.
Scope and Contents
Included are adaptations of movies and television programs, including "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "The Invaders," "The Jetsons," "Lost in Space" ("Space Family Robinson"), "Men into Space," "The Mouse that Roared," "Space 1999," "Star Trek," "Star Wars," "Thunderbirds," and "The Twilight Zone."
Scope and Contents
Also included are adaptations of classic novels, including H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon and War of the Worlds, and Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, Master of the World and Off on a Comet.
Scope and Contents
Foreign language comics include examples in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Thai. The collection includes one copy, from 1973, of Mad magazine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown, probably various; found in collection

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access.
Preferred Citation
Comic Book Collection, Accession XXXX-1114, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
14390 Air & Space Museum Parkway
Chantilly, VA 20151