African American Comic Book

Posted: April 16, 2014 in History

Investigations

African American Comic Book

 

The Case:

Our contributor found an unusual 1950’s comic book at an auction, titled Negro Romance.

This was the Golden Age of comic books, when Americans voraciously consumed stories about superheroes, determined detectives and thrilling romances – yet very few featured African American characters.

Did black artists create this comic book?

And who was the intended audience?

History Detectives investigates.

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Aired:
Season 9, Episode 4

Detective:
Gwen WrightLocation:
Baltimore, Maryland and New York City, New York

More Information

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)
594 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, NY 10012
Tel. 212-254-3511 Fax 212-254-3590
http://www.moccany.org/

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 W Camden St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 625-7060
http://www.geppismuseum.com

Possessed

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