Category Archives: War

Comic Book Justice (Part 6)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people During WWII and the Korean War, … Continue reading

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Dynamic Duo (Part 1)

Starting today, I am celebrating the birthdays of two iconic figures who are among the most well-known and loved men in their respective fields—social justice and comic art storytelling. Even though these two sons of working class Jewish immigrants were born … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 5)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people Even as a new era of … Continue reading

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Comic Book Justice (Part 4)

Full series Part 1: Childish things Part 2: Secret origins Part 3: Faster than a speeding ballot Part 4: All that glitters Part 5: The big chill Part 6: Super power to the people While Superman and several of his costumed … Continue reading

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SPX 2011: Justice, American style

Saturday, September 10, I attended my 14th consecutive Small Press Expo in North Bethesda, Maryland. As you’ll know if you read my post on last year’s Expo, this is North America’s premiere independent cartooning and comic arts festival. I haven’t missed an … Continue reading

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O Captain, My Captain (Part 4)

Full Series Part 1: Context is everything Part 2: Patriot acts Part 3: Love it or leave it I started this series three weeks ago to examine the suspicions of blogger Bosch Fawstin that director Joe Johnston’s movie, Captain America: … Continue reading

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O Captain, My Captain (Part 2)

Full Series Part 1: Context is everything Part 3: Love it or leave it Part 4: Fighting the good fight As I explained in Part 1 of this post, Captain America was very much a product of his times. He … Continue reading

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O Captain, My Captain (Part 1)

Full Series Part 2: Patriot acts Part 3: Love it or leave it Part 4: Fighting the good fight Captain America and Superman are pretty much universally recognized as the superheroes who best exemplify the values of justice and freedom … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 2)

See Part 1 of this post for my examination of how comic books published in the 50s and 60s portrayed contemporary cultural and political values. In this second part I provide examples of how these decades have been portrayed in … Continue reading

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Happy days? (Part 1)

The recent deaths of actors Barbara Billingsley and Tom Bosley, who played iconic television parents June Cleaver and Howard Cunningham, got me thinking about the idealized era during which they both raised their respective sitcom families. Billingsley’s Leave it to … Continue reading

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