World War 2 - He was attacking the Japanese Navy Japanese have buck teeth Most racist o Jungle Drums March 1943 Nazi wolfpack ruled the atlantic

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World War 2 Comic Book Industry and WWII o War in Europe- What was response of Americans outbreak of War in Europe? o Who was fighting? o Allies- Britain, China o AXIS- Germany, Italy, Japan o Allies today- Germany, China, Japan, Italy, Britain, Canada, Australia o What was happening in Germany from 1933-1941? o Hitler took power o What was American government’s position with respect to war in Europe? o When did U.S. enter war? o How did comic book industry respond? The Comic Books were actually fighting the war Themes of Wartime Comics o Threats to America o Espionage o Wartime profiteering o Strength of America and American military o The difference between America and the enemy—U.S. fighting sinister enemies, even sub-human enemies. o Defense of American homeland, American values and American way of life. Fleischer Cartoons (1941-1942) o The Eleventh Hour November of 1942 Superman was commiting sabotage
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Unformatted text preview: He was attacking the Japanese Navy Japanese have buck teeth!!! Most racist o Jungle Drums March 1943 Nazi wolfpack ruled the atlantic Set in the Jungles of Africa o American Soldiers vs. Enemy Soldiers o Strong Villains o Honorable evil o Good Lucking Ugly/ Unattractive o Competent inept • American Values o Democracy Freedom Government run by the people Individual is emphasized Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Life- To live without fear and freely • SNAFU o Elmer Fudge o Get the Field Manuel o Obnoxious o Snafu is shorter looks cartoonish o Going to Africa o German had invasion to North Africa and America didn’t want them to get the oil • Whiz comics or Fawcett Marvell produced Captain Marvel Jr. and Bulletman • “The paintbrush of racism was not gentle” –Mr. Dolbeare •...
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Mr.beckler during the Spring '11 term at Alabama State University.

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World War 2 - He was attacking the Japanese Navy Japanese have buck teeth Most racist o Jungle Drums March 1943 Nazi wolfpack ruled the atlantic

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