Putting Anti-Fascism Back into Comics

Captain America punching Adolf Hitler on the cover of Captain America issue #1 from 1941.

There are many examples of Superheroes from the Golden Age of comics (Late 1930s to mid-1950s) that were created as direct opponents of fascism, and many villains represented, or literally considered fascists. Jack Kirby, the creator of Captain America and many other major characters in the Marvel Universe, is famous for his efforts to ward […]