Axis Country Comic Books?

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Axis Country Comic Books?

Post by sailorsam » 06 Apr 2021 18:37

Comic Books have for many years been (and continue to be) a part of USA pop culture, especially among young males.

not surprisingly there were many WWII themed comics, from the straightforward adventure (Sgt Rock e.g.), humorous (Sad Sack) and fantastic (dinosaurs! usually in remote Pacific islands.)

were there such media in WWII? and later? perhaps comic books are mostly USA.
I wonder if there are WWII Japanese manga.
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Re: Axis Country Comic Books?

Post by sailorsam » 11 Apr 2021 02:27

German comic book
the hero attacks Hitler

apparently comic books aren't very popular there

notice the arm band? presumably swastikas are discouraged
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Re: Axis Country Comic Books?

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 11 Apr 2021 03:48

http://www.europecomics.com/history-ger ... cs-part-1/ just one of many articles on this topic..Suggest you type in search inquery using BING and there are many pages of articles

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Re: Axis Country Comic Books?

Post by sailorsam » 12 Apr 2021 17:04

thanks for the linque Mark
I don't usually use Bing

interesting stuff
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Re: Axis Country Comic Books?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 12 Apr 2021 17:55

Hehe, “swastika” is copied from Charlie Chaplins “The Great Dictator”.
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Dictator

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Re: Axis Country Comic Books?

Post by Sheldrake » 12 Apr 2021 22:46

An interesting topic. There is a lot of interesting material in the Calvin German Propaganda Archive here https://research.calvin.edu/german-prop ... tm#Posters

The Nazis don't seemed to have liked comic books much. They knew about them because the SS In house magazine did a critique of a Superman comic
https://research.calvin.edu/german-prop ... perman.htm Stereotypically they whinged about the lack of accuracy in the German uniforms and how the Germans would never say "Himmel".
Here is what they were complaining about https://www.cbr.com/comic-book-urban-le ... vealed-65/

The Germans used cartoons for instructional purposes in Tiger and Panther Fibel - but these were exceptional.

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Re: Axis Country Comic Books?

Post by sailorsam » 13 Apr 2021 21:58

thanks for the post / links Sheldrake
great info
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