1939-1945: US Comic Book Propaganda Chris March 24, 2012 1940-1949, Magazines & comics 12 CommentsFavourited 989 times Add to favourites 12 Responses Brian Gonigal March 24, 2012 No. 25: Adolph Hitler, Lord of the Dance! Reply RJ March 25, 2012 And ironically, just 40 years later American kids started enjoying Japanese comic books. Reply tic March 25, 2012 It’s stunning how propaganda against violence and racism was violent and racist itself. This hasn’t become much better these days. Reply Drew March 26, 2012 Captain Nazi looks like he may have some gender-identity issues. Reply Katie March 27, 2012 Good point, tic. Reply Bicycle Bill March 28, 2012 Just saying, the “Spy Smasher” comic (eighth in the list) appears to be a British magazine — the cover shows the price to be 6d (sixpence). -”BB”- Reply molly mcgee March 30, 2012 So, according to this, Nazis had fangs and were likely to try to kill you by subjecting you to a mad-scientist type experiment, while the Japanese were chartreuse, had bad teeth, and favored a less-subtle “brute force” approach. Interesting. Reply Antonio Saz July 23, 2012 Excellente the retronaut´s world , i love it. Regards from Spain. Reply Igor Alexander August 9, 2012 “It’s stunning how propaganda against violence and racism was violent and racist itself.” America didn’t enter the war to fight “racism and violence.” How could it, considering it practiced racial segregation and gave Nazi Germany most of its ideas about “racial hygiene” and eugenics? Reply Dmitri November 1, 2012 The first comic I borrowed for my sister once. Reply Viktoria December 21, 2012 Signs of their time. We surely are going to be judged too a 100 years from now. The Cpt. America cover with an evil Buddha statue disturbs me the most. Reply Elwood P. Dowd February 4, 2013 Maybe so — but likely not nearly as harshly as the Japanese and Germans of that time. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.