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During World War II, many American comic books were fervent in their patriotism - from slugging Hitler to selling War Bonds and Stamps

One comic book story blended a real life event with one of their super-heroes.

The event is the massacre at Lidice
#comicbooks history

When real people are dying - civilians, partisans and military - you just can't have Superman win the Battle of Britain or save the day at Dunkirk. Super-heroes in comics were in a world of fantasy, living out the fantasy to punching Hitler.
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This is Zip Comis 31, from late 1942. The publisher, MLJ, would later change its name to Archie Comic Publications.

WWII comics in general, not just MLJ comics, often had a shocking amount of racist imagery and characterizations.
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