(COMIC BOOK: ANTI-COMMUNIST)

Blood Is The Harvest珍本

St. Paul, Minnesota: Catechetical Guild Education Society, 1950.

Tall 4to, [32]pp printed throughout in color; measuring 10 x 7-1/4 inches; top left corner of front cover repaired (no loss), light diagonal crease on rear leaves (causing no damage), old inked price marked on front cover.

Blood Is The Harvest shows on its front cover a Red Army firing squad aiming rifles at two blindfolded peasants. It is considered a very rare book – according to the latest Overstreet Price Guide, only 21 known copies survive — and it represents one of the most notorious giveaway comic books produced during the Cold War to illustrate and promote the evils of communism: from mass executions to the explosion of an atomic bomb.   The rear cover has a seven-paragraph warning printed on top of an image of the Liberty Bell, encouraging readers to join the Parent-Teachers Association to safeguard the healthy education of America’s youth.