Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Black Market

You can definitely see the signs of the times in this story, illustrated by Al Carreno.In it, Junior fights his nemesis Captain Nazi, who is involved in a scheme to steal rations from the British. When else but during World War II have comics ever been as involved in any patriotic propaganda? Today all the comics seem to be more concerned with selling at least one issue of every single title that they publish by including the characters in some overly long crossover event. Not that I agree with propaganda, or that I support any wars, but today's comics seem to put a lot of emphasis on realism without having any real connection with reality.
Regardless, this is a fun story with a surprising costar. Enjoy!

from CAPTAIN MARVEL JUNIOR #2, December 1942


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