What better way to spend National Comic Book Day than by browsing the Hagley Library’s digital collection of promotional comic books? These works were generally, though not always, produced by corporations and other business entities for the purposes of advertising a product, managing a company’s public image, or providing consumer education. A number of these works were also produced with the goal of influencing public opinion regarding socioeconomic political issues such as organized labor and government regulation of businesses.And if you think a title like the 1946 Bobby Gets Hep (Pam 2017.1042), which tells the story of a teenage boy obsessed with prom, groovy platters, and party lines has a dramatic and explosive ending, you’d be right! Find out more about this thrilling tale of telephone etiquette by clicking here. Doesn’t that just send you, glamour gal?