Library of Congress Receives Largest Donation of Comic Books Ever

Library of Congress Receives Largest Donation of Comic Books Ever

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Stephen A. Geppi, a collector and entrepreneur based out of Baltimore, is donating over 3,000 comic books and pop-culture collectables to the Library of Congress. The new additions to the library include the 1938 comic book in which Spiderman makes his debut, Beatles memorabilia, and American cartoonist Richard Outcault’s printing blocks. The donation even includes Mickey Mouse storyboards from the 1929 cartoon Plane Crazy, which has the single greatest synopsis on IMDB I have ever read: “Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip involving some necking, though Minnie objects to the necking.” Nice.   The donation is valued in the millions, …