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Friday Fun: Magical Mike (Dukakis)


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Today is the first entry in our “Friday Fun” series of historic political comic books.  Today’s entry comes from the 1988 Presidential race.  The comic book is called Magical Mike and was created by Dick Hafer, and was endorsed by Jerry Falwell and Republican Party.

The comic book tells “the ‘real story’ of Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic nominee for president.  Includes jabs at blacks, gays, women (including Dukakis’ wife) – also attacks the sick, the poor, foreigners, peacemakers, and others, connecting Dukakis as the common link.”

Jerry Falwell encouraged his entire congregation to distribute the comic books and the Republican party made sure to include a copy on every delegate’s seat during the 1988 Republican convention.

Here’s some of the highlights:

Michael Dukakis coverMichael Dukakis page 4Michael Dukakis page 8Michael Dukakis page 9

You can catch the comic in it’s entirety here.

Thanks for http://www.ep.tc/ and it’s amazing collection of these fantastic nuggets of history.
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