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Art Spiegelman: golden age superheroes were shaped by the rise of fascism

Art Spiegelman: golden age superheroes were shaped by the rise of fascism
Saturday 17
13:50 2019

Created in New York by Jewish immigrants, the first comic book superheroes were mythic saviours who could combat the Nazi threat. They speak to the dark politics of our times Back in the benighted 20th century comic books were seen as subliterate trash for kiddies and intellectually challenged adults – badly written, hastily drawn and execrably printed. Martin Goodman, the founder and publisher of what is now known as Marvel Comics, once told Stan Lee that there was no point in trying to make the stories literate or worry about character development: “Just give them a lot of action and ...

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Summary: Created in New York by Jewish immigrants, the first comic book superheroes were mythic saviours who could combat the Nazi threat. They speak to the dark politics of our times Back in the benighted 20th century comic books were seen as subliterate trash for kiddies and intellectually challenged adults – ...

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