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Bert the Turtle

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Bert the Turtle

Real Name

Bert the Turtle

First Appearance

Duck and Cover (1952)

Original Publisher

US Government/Archer Productions

Created by

Raymond J. Mauer and Anthony Rizzo


Bert the Turtle was the hero of the "Duck and Cover" education/propaganda cartoons beginning in 1952. He also appeared in numerous comic books and publications as part of the Federal Civil Defense advertising campaign of the era.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Bert the Turtle Says Duck and Cover


  • As a US Government published icon, Bert could not be copyrighted, and is in the public domain.

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