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Comic Books as Propaganda

Hank Kennedy New Politics
The author is strongest when he deals with the government’s direct attempts to influence public opinion through comics either through the Writers’ War Board (WWB) of World War II or the creation of propaganda comics during the early Cold War.

Tidbits – Aug. 11, 2022 – Reader Comments: Kansas Vote, 2022 Elections; Missing From Reconciliation Bill; Ukraine and Peace Movement; David Moberg; Nlrb Orders Umwa To Pay; Visionary Art of Ralph Fasanella; Cartoons, Resources, Announcements

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Reader Comments: Kansas Vote, 2022 Elections; Missing From the Reconciliation Bill; Ukraine and the Peace Movement; David Moberg Remembered; NLRB Orders UMWA To Pay; Visionary Art of Ralph Fasanella; Cartoons, Resources, Announcements; more ....

Lev Gleason: Crime Comics’ Communist Czar

Hank Kennedy Cosmonaut Magazine
In 'Daredevil Battles Hitler!' the comic hero's politics were on display. Hank Kennedy recounts the life and work of U.S. left-wing comics publisher Levrett Stone Gleason.

The Vigilante World of Comic Books

Scott Bradfield The New Republic
A sweeping new history of American comics traces the rise of characters caught in a Manichaean struggle between good and evil.

Media Bits and Bytes - July 27, 2021

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Will Pegasus spyware take surveillance to a new level? Also the big comics rip-off, Forbes predicts next year's social media, and more

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Golden Age Superheroes Were Shaped By the Rise of Fascism

Art Spiegelman The Guardian
When Art Spiegelman wrote the introduction (below) to a collection of vintage Marvel super-heroes, a passing negative reference to Trump was enough for the publishers to jettison the quality introduction.
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