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Exhibition Geppi Gems

Space Cadet News. Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (019.01.00)
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Space Cadet News

This collection of items highlights one of Mr. Geppi’s particular areas of interest: fan materials. In addition to the many comic books and original artworks in Mr. Geppi’s collection, there are a number of fan materials—newsletters, premiums (giveaways), fan club cards, signed photographs, and other items that show the popularity of specific subjects and characters. Tom Corbett-Space Cadet was a popular character in the 1950s. He was featured in television shows, comic books and strips, a radio program, and books. This item, which includes a fan club newsletter and envelope, along with a signed photograph and a collectible souvenir, is a great example of the variety of fan materials in the Geppi Collection.