While over 340 different character-based products have been used to simultaneously entertain and educate children, comic books have had a unique influence on the development of entertainment characters and serve as a microcosm of our pop culture story.
Since Baltimore was founded on July 30, 1729 it has grown to become one of the most prominent and distinctive cities in the world. Its thriving community of passionate individuals has produced no shortage of heroes on the individual, group and business levels. Baltimore Heroes highlights many of the unique personalities and companies that have helped make Charm City so charming.
From 1776 to 1927, the Brownies, The Yellow Kid, Buster Brown, the Katzenjammer Kids and more gradually filled the newspaper pages as comic characters provided entertainment and social commentary for the whole family.