Past Exhibit

American Cartoonists, Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

It all began one night in November 1938, when Nazi mobs filled the streets. The planet needed a hero—fast. Who could have predicted that this hero would be one concocted by two Jewish boys from Ohio? Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster went on to create Superman! About the same time that Superman #10 appeared, Dyna Pubs of East Moline, IL, published Dardevil Battles Hitler, where Nazi legions are defeated by the famous silver streak comic character, Captain America.