African American Comic Book
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.
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)
594 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, NY 10012
Tel. 212-254-3511 Fax 212-254-3590
Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
301 W Camden St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 625-7060
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