The comics included topics on
- Careers, such as GE's "Science in your Future" from 1956
- Transportation like "The Wonder book of Rubber"
- Computer-related books such as "Tandy Whiz Kids"
- Health issues as illustrated in this drug tract "Hooked"
- Reading & comics
- Energy, such as "The Atom, Electricity and You" from PGE about Trojan Nuclear Power Plant"
- And blatant advertisements such as the "Adventures of Kool-Aid Man"
They're pretty cool, but I was completely blown away by a post from Cartoon Brew. They've found an online stash of 183 comic books commissioned by the US Government to educate and inform the general public!
Charlie Brown, Yogi, Dagwood and many other well known characters show up in these booklets, as well as obscure work by Walt Kelly, Dr. Seuss, Will Eisner, Al Capp, etc. All of it is downloadable via PDF files.Click here to browse the comics.
Li'l Abner Joins the Navy!", "Komrad Ivan", "You've Had it: The story of Basic Training", "Eat Right to Work and Win", "Ricky and Debbie in Sardineland" (sponsored by the Sardine Council) and "Dennis The Menace takes a Poke at Poison".
Foxhole on Your Lawn" by Charles Biro (creator of Crime Does Not Pay, Daredevil). The summary says: "Shares ideas on how to conserve spending and lend support to the troops overseas."