([1958])

Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.10 USD [0.00 FREE]
Pages
16
On-sale date
1958
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Editing
Alfred Hassler
Color
Color
Dimensions
6 3/4" x 10 1/4"
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-shot; Giveaway

Issue Notes

Teaches methods of non-violent civil disobedience; noted in many history books on Civil Rights Movement; inspired the Woolworth Lunch Counter sit-in; Blacks told to memorize and destroy comic to avoid being lynched for possession of it. In about 2011, this comic was reprinted by the Fellowship of Reconciliation in an edition that is very difficult to distinguish from the original. The easiest way to spot a reprint is to examine the empty space on the back cover under magnification; if a half-tone pattern can be distinguished then the paper is not actually yellowed but the yellowing effect is printed.

Publication date changed to 1958 based on content, which describes Dr. King as a 29-year-old minister. King's 29th birthday was January 15, 1958.

Apparently, Spanish and Arabic versions exist.

Keywords
giveaway

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Martin Luther King / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Inks
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Martin Luther King
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Sy Barry says he originally signed the cover, which was visible on the first printing, but later printings they covered up his signature with text.

Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story (Table of Contents: 1)

Martin Luther King / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Benton Resnick; Alfred Hassler
Pencils
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Inks
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; history
Characters
Martin Luther King; Coretta Scott King; Rosa Parks
Synopsis
Story of the Montgomery March (Bus Boycott).
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Benton Resnick was an editor and writer for the Al Capp owned comics companies Toby Press and Graphic Information Services. Additional credits from: http://www.comicsbeat.com/big-apple-con-report-finally-revealed-the-arti...

Martin Luther King Tells How a Nation Won Its Freedom by the Montgomery Method (Table of Contents: 2)

Mahatma Gandhi; Martin Luther King / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Benton Resnick; Alfred Hassler
Pencils
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Inks
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Mahatma Gandhi; Martin Luther King
Synopsis
Story of Gandhi's and India's independence by non-violent protest.
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Additional credits from: http://www.comicsbeat.com/big-apple-con-report-finally-revealed-the-arti...

How the Montgomery Method Works (Table of Contents: 3)

Martin Luther King / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Benton Resnick; Alfred Hassler
Pencils
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Inks
Sy Barry (Al Capp Organization)
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Martin Luther King
Synopsis
How to engage in nonviolent civil disobedience.
Keywords
political

Indexer Notes

Additional credits from: http://www.comicsbeat.com/big-apple-con-report-finally-revealed-the-arti...

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Martin Luther King
  2. 1. Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story
    Martin Luther King
  3. 2. Martin Luther King Tells How a Nation Won Its Freedom by the Montgomery Method
    Mahatma Gandhi; Martin Luther King
  4. 3. How the Montgomery Method Works
    Martin Luther King
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