We’re back with a new entry for our Friday Fun series looking at politically charged historical comic books. We felt today’s was appropriate considering the hysteria and fear that America is turning towards Socialism.
America Under Socialism! was produced in 1950 and only around 10 or so copies are known to still be in existence. It warns how great societies have collapsed under Socialism, like Rome and also warns Britain will collapse as well. The issue here is being Britain seems to be going strong about 60 years after this comic was published.
We’re of course warned of medical services for all, the dangers of minimum wages and strikes, and that Capitalists are the enemy. Very humorous seeing where deregulation has gotten us over this past decade or so.
There’s so many things wrong with this comic I don’t even know where to begin. Check out some examples and then below for a link to the entire comic.
You can read the full comic at http://www.ep.tc/problems/35/03.html.
Thanks for http://www.ep.tc/ and it’s amazing collection of these fantastic nuggets of history.
G.I. Joe #0
Chuckles – Never trust a Communist. Even one who’s turned Capitalist.
Narimar Representative – Narimar is a soveriegn nation now. We have no quarrel with either of our neighbors — We want only to be left in peace.
British Representative – A sovereign nation? Narimar was a British colony for a century and befor that a part of India–
Narimar Representative – Lies. Narimar never submitted to Indian rule. We were a country of our own, recognized by the Kings of the nations of the Earth–
British Representative – Enough history, Jaraband. We need to speak in maps and boundries.
DC Universe: Decisions #3
Huntress – But, if you had to go on record, whose ring do you throw your far too-stylish hat into? Who’s your candidate?
Black Canary – Oh, it’s Brewster. No contest.
Huntress – Really? Not Kate McClellan?
Black Canary – You mean “support the sisterhood,” gender solidarity and all that?
Huntress – Yeah. She’s the first woman with a real shot at the White House.
Black Canary -My vote’s too important to waste on an “it’s our time” symbolic gesture. We aren’t electing a role model. We’re electing a national leader. And believe me, Davis Brewster is the leader we need right now. Period.
Uncanny X-Men #503
Sam Guthrie – Did you know that it’s only been since the National Voting Rights Act of 1965 that African-Americans have been able to vote free from discriminatory practices? It’s true. Here’s to equality and tolerance, and funny old sayings your meemaw used to say that you don’t realize are kinda racist until it gets pointed out to you in a bar…
Guardians of the Galaxy #6
Skrull – We are followers of the martyr Anelle. We deplore the aggressive tendencies of our mind. The jihadist hardcore want us dead for our opposition to their schemes of conquest.