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1978: Superman vs. Muhammad Ali
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
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Jack Kirby: page from A “King” Kirby Portfolio (1971)
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1970's, 20th Century, Art, Comics, Jack Kirby, Science Fiction, USA 2 Comments
1959: Capital and Labor
Sister Concilla sets the record straight on labor unions. Note the union bug indicating the comic was printed in a union shop.
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1950's, 20th Century, Christianity, Comics, Nuns, Popes, Religion, Strikes, Unions, USA Leave a comment
1954: Zombies, Unite!
For Labor Day: a grave-digger’s strike leads to disasterous consequences in this 1954 story from Voodoo comics:
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1941: FDR and Captain America’s Shield
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1940's, 1980's, Comics, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John Byrne, Roger Stern, USA, WWII 1 Comment
1952: The Grim Thoughts which Harass Me
Baffling Mysteries No. 7 (March 1952); art by Lou Cameron, found here.
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1946: Fight That Man!
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
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1989: Inferno Joe
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1980's, 20th Century, Art, Comic Strips, Comics, Dante, Poetry, R. Sikoryak, Translation, USA Leave a comment
Zanele Muholi: Mbala Zulu, KwaThema, Springs, Johannesburg, 2010
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 2010's, 21st Century, Africa, Art, Comics, Photography, Portraits, South Africa, Women, Zanele Muholi Leave a comment
Nick Cardy: From Beyond the Unknown Vol. 1 #23 (August, 1973)
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged 1970's, 20th Century, Animals, Apes, Art, Books, Comics, Daniel Defoe, Herman Melville, Libraries, Mammals, Nick Cardy, Robert Louis Stevenson, USA Leave a comment