In propagating the collaborative wartime message of wwii, many superheroes entered the world war ii. That combination puts this among the most desirable comic books heritage has auctioned to date. The cover features the superhero characters spy smasher, bulletman, captain marvel, minuteman, and mr. Put in creation in 1941 by timely comics, but later marvel comics, captain america became the face of world war ii comic propaganda.
Instead, we have a graphic novel drawn very much in the heart and feel of 1941. The history behind captain america punching hitler cbr. Daredevil battles hitler was produced in july of 1941, 5 months before the japanese bombing of pearl harbor. Prior to 1941, superman confronted several petty dictators from small. The strike was orchestrated by two jewishamericans, and was witnessed by well over a million people. In this weeks line it is drawn, the topic was to have luke cage replace a character on a famous comic book cover.
In this issue of the beano from july 1941 left big eggo takes an explosive shell to hitler in berlin, taking out the nazi leader and hermann goering pictured in the top right panel. As the war began to expand in europe, and hitler began his conquests of. Daredevil 1941 comic book by lev gleason productions. Americas greatest comics, issue number one, was published by fawcett publications in the fall of 1941 and sold for 15 cents. This issue features the stories of captain marvel defeating the ghost of the deep, bulletman and bulletgirl taking down the thieving invisible man, the. Truth, justice, and the birth of the superhero comic book. This is just a reminder, a feature that reminds people about the past. Daredevil and lance must stop hitlers plans to conquer africa from within, aimed at cutting great britain off from her colonial empire. What better way to introduce a hero clad in the american flag during world war ii than by showing him decking hitler. Daredevil 1941 comic book by lev gleason productions 4 issues, 5 covers jul 1941 to sep 1956. He trained to be an aircraft mechanic with the army in gila bend. Superman, a symbol of american patriotism in his blueandred uniform, fought tyrants and dictators and even apprehended both adolf hitler and josef stalin in a special comic prepared in 1940 for look magazine. Notable not only for its fullfrontal propaganda against the. A dozenplus fierily fabulous unused, previouslyunpublished 1941 cover layouts almost certainly by carl burgos and other timely titans.
While hitler youth propaganda focused on the fear and violence of war, british comics took a more positive approach. Putting adolf hitler, a stillliving world leader, on the cover of a comic book as the villain was definitely a daring and even dangerous move. The golden age of comic books describes an era of american comic books from 1938 to 1956. But in december 1941, the japanese bombed pearl harbor. Comic books in world war ii played a significant role in educating a young populace before, during and after the war. A dubious contribution to the american comic book, you may think, until you. The battle of europe within the pages of superman comics. Was it a risky choice to have captain america punch hitler. The political influence of comics in america during. Mike kalutas superior art is outstanding and doesnt seem as dated as other art from the era. So hitler had a hitman put on his formerly great servant who was only rescued by the alliance made with red skull who expected the downfall of their leader. Not just one of the most soughtafter comics in the hobby, but one of the nicest copies ever seen of it, and from one of the most famous collections. The first time the public ever laid eyes on captain america, he was landing a right hook square on the jaw of adolf hitler in 1941 s debut issue of captain america comics.
After the disastrous beer hall putsch, hess was sentenced to seven and a half months in prison, where he became a kind of personal secretary for hitler, transcribing and editing hitler s book. Putting adolf hitler, a stillliving world leader, on the cover of a comic book as the villain was definitely a daring and even dangerous move, marvel editor tom brevoort says. A comic book lifted spirits during wwii, and decades later. Bracing and lively collection of more than 500 digitally restored, generously sized comic book covers from the war years, 194046.
Captain america and the mythologization of world war two introduction in march, 1941, months before the united states would officially enter the second world war, adolf hitler took a massive hit from american forces. Obviously, the first thing anyone saw at a newsstand looking for a comic book was the cover. Headphones justice league home decor by delta children light switch. In the adventures of tintin story the crab with the golden claws, prepublished in the. Adolf hitler took all of europe, and my generation had to confront adolf hitler. From captain america punching hitler in the face nine months before pearl harbor to encouraging the war effort on the home front through actions and advertisements, these pieces of art helped educate a country in a total war. This video is the reading of a golden age comic book. Stan lee becomes editorinchief at timely comics adventures of captain marvel, a twelvechapter film serial adapted from the popular captain marvel comic book character for republic pictures, debuts.
Between 1939 and 1941 detective comics and its sister company, allamerican publications, introduced popular. The history of hitler and the nazis, captain americas new buddies, in comic books the problem with captain america being a part of hydra, is that hydra is a group of nazis marvel comics. Ive got a ton of lps and to be honest ive gotten so lazy i almost always listen to music on utube through headphones. Timely comics and national allied publications became involved in the u. Pictured, this 1941 issue of the hotspur shows britains. By 1942, many comics were in full propaganda swing even if nazis had little or nothing to do with the actual plot of the comics inside. Captain marvel and other superheroes also clobbered nazi and japanese soldiers on the covers of their comics, even before the december 1941 bombing of pearl harbor brought the united. If theres one superhero character whose rise might be most tied to the events of world war ii, it is captain america, who emerged from the minds of two young jewish men, j. Stan lees first text first work for marvel guide watch. Boy isnt it satisfying to watch cap smacking hitler right in the kisser. Between 1941 and 1945, hitler was pummeled on comic book covers by everyone from captain america to wonder woman. Marvel comics has taken this nazi captain america thing too far. The 1941 issue of americas greatest comics featuring.
Browse marvels comprehensive list of hatemonger adolf hitler comics. Hitler s astrologer is a reprint of denny oneils excellent 1988 graphic novel. Unfollow hitler comics to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. The main character, steve rogers, a frail young man, unfit for service is invited to participate in a secret program to become a super soldier.
Captain marvel and other superheroes also clobbered nazi and japanese soldiers on the covers of their comics, even before the december 1941 bombing of pearl harbor brought the united states into the conflict. Dynamic art and spellbinding storytelling make this book a must have for any golden age aficionado. Just a few days later on december 11, 1941, germany and the rest of the axis powers declared war on the us. Usually a graphic novel is at least twice that length. Book 1 of 23 in captain america comics 19411950 see all formats and editions. What is the value of captain america comics issue 1 from. Introduction of captain america sentinels of liberty club guide watch.
The history of hitler and the nazis, captain americas new. Sometimes referred to as the golden age of comic books, the years from the late 1930s through the early 1950s marked a period of creativity and innovation in the medium. A comic strip featuring a redhead named archibald archie andrews debuted in 1941, becoming so popular the company that created it changed its name to archie comics in 1946. Captain america comics 1941 comic book price guide.
His alterego is plain captain smith, who was both a special agent and a r. From superman and daredevil to propaganda and racism, take that, adolf. It was the first film adaptation of a comic book superhero january. His whole life, howard weistling wanted to be a comic strip artist. As a lifelong comics fan, a lover of comic book history, and a jewish. From then on, depicting comic book characters going toetotoe with nazis was anything but controversial. If theres one superhero character whose rise might be most tied to the events of world war ii, it is captain america, who emerged from the minds of. Earnest and beautifully drawn, it doesnt fall victim to a lot of the 1980s comics by being too wordy or too densely illustrated. Take that, adolf the fighting comic books of the second. He would tell stories about putting the tools in water to keep them cool enough to handle, said mike weistling, howards grandson. The shadow 1941 hitlers astrologer is a remastered reprint of the 1988 classic. Subscribe to marvel unlimited to read hatemonger adolf hitler comic lists by marvel experts. The charles schwab corporation provides a full range of brokerage, banking and financial advisory services through its operating subsidiaries.927 1303 108 541 257 108 1178 249 1277 439 1082 819 1074 983 611 574 729 568 652 976 1286 1480 144 284 862 236 1287 488 1576 622 216 763 409 1288 170 1490 307 719 107 909 1290 461 1148 231 1402 1230 1088 1233 1196