Friday Fun – Meet JFK The Comic Book
Today’s Friday Fun is an interesting nugget of Presidential history. Entitled, John F. Kennedy: New U.S. President, it’s goal was to introduce the newly elected President to the world. Produced in 1961 it was distributed by the USIS (United States Information Service) to US Embassies. Two copies have been found one from an embassy in Brussels Holland, another from Brisbane Australia.
The comic told the tail of his life with an interesting focus on his families international connections as well as his own. Also, there’s an emphasis on his anti-Communist stance.
It’s a great piece of Presidential history and well worth the read and study. It’s clear it was written for the time, political climate and the international audience. Below is a sampling of some of the comic.
You can read the full issue at http://www.ep.tc/jfk/.