...just look at it all!
The World War II era is enlessly fascinating to me. The way "the greatest generation" pulled themselves out of the common demon of the depression, expressing themselves along the way through comics (both book AND strip), animation, film, music, literature, radio...everything. May be the last time period in which I enjoy all the creative and popular media across the board.
I was born wayyyyyyyyyyyy too late!
Here's a little look at some of the propoganda work done while facing the Axis powers. Great stuff by George Baker, Bill Mauldin, Milt Caniff and a slew of others. Feast your eyes.
A special treat..."Fantasy in the Comics" this issue brings us some pre-"Gasoline Alley" work by Frank King. A strip called "Bobby Make-Believe". Once again, what a shame color wasn't financially feasable to the boys at "Nemo". The folks doing this kind of work in the digital age won't face such obstacles, another reason to praise the future and present as the past.
Classic 1950's science fiction from Jack Williamson and Lee Elias - "Beyond Mars"!
A little bit of "Nemo's" presentation of the comic strippers insider strip..."Sam's Strip"...