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Exhibition Geppi Gems

Captain 3-D, no. 1, December 1953. New York: Harvey Comics. Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (015.01.00) © Harvey

Captain 3-D

Conceived by the legendary team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (creators of Young Romance and Captain America, among others), Captain 3-D was part of a comic book trend tied to the popularity of 3-D movies in the 1950s. While 3-D comics were relatively short lived at the time, they foreshadowed contemporary developments like virtual reality glasses and augmented reality programs and applications.