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Exhibition Geppi Gems

Science and Invention, v. 11, no. 4, August 1923. New York: Experimenter Publishing Co., Inc. Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (019.00.00)

Science and Invention

Begun in 1913 as Electrical Experimenter and published by Hugo Gernsbeck (one of the earliest pioneers in the new genre of science fiction), Science and Invention featured articles on scientific advances and patented inventions alongside tales of future worlds and fantastical discoveries yet to be made. Magazines such as Science and Invention, along with other pulp fiction titles published in the 1920s, hugely influenced later comic books, especially those from the 1950s that focused on non-superhero genres such as science fiction, fantasy, and horror.