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Who would win in a fight—Superman or Muhammad Ali? The two duked it out in a 1978 comic. An evil space alien named Rat’Lar brings an armada to earth and claims that Earthlings’ warlike ways pose a threat to his … Continue reading
Jack Kirby: page from A “King” Kirby Portfolio (1971)
Sister Concilla sets the record straight on labor unions. Note the union bug indicating the comic was printed in a union shop.
For Labor Day: a grave-digger’s strike leads to disasterous consequences in this 1954 story from Voodoo comics:
Captain America recieving his trademark circular shield from FDR in June, 1941. From Captain America #255 (March, 1981) (Roger Stern, writer; John Byrne, artist). The shield’s history developed slowly. Originally, in Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941), Cap carried … Continue reading
Baffling Mysteries No. 7 (March 1952); art by Lou Cameron, found here.
The Challenger—a tough-talking comic book hero from the 1940’s who fights fascism at home: “The man who wants to smash the unions or attack racial or religious minorities is a fascist! Never forget that, and never forget to fight that … Continue reading
Robert Sikoryak’s version of Dante’s Inferno as a series of “Bazooka Joe” comics (1989). Sikoryak has also done a version of The Scarlet Letter as a series of “Little Lulu” strips, a “Peanuts” version of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Crime and Punishment … Continue reading
Zanele Muholi: Mbala Zulu, KwaThema, Springs, Johannesburg, 2010
Nick Cardy: From Beyond the Unknown Vol. 1 #23 (August, 1973)