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April 2021

Talk • Comics and the Cold War (Eliot Borenstein, NYU)

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

From their earliest days, American comics either reflected the consensus about the country’s national interest or did their part in bringing that consensus about (as in the case of America’s involvement in World War II).  After the war, the fight against communism created new enemies for comics’ heroes to fight (super and otherwise). Though National Comics/DC had a reputation for conformity throughout most of the 20th century, it was Marvel Comics (and its previous incarnation, Timely) that made anticommunism the…

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