Comics Should Be Good has a great article about my least favorite retcon: That Sam “The Falcon” Wilson was actually a fake personality created by the Red Skull. Who was the real Sam Wilson? A street hustler/pimp who went by the name “Snap”. Ick. Have always hated that this strong, upstanding hero was turned into […]
I still love Jay “Golden Age Flash” Garrick’s girlfriend Joan for being slightly less of a stereotype than most women of the time, but here she shows an insane leap of logic.
So how does Hal thank Tom?
G-d Bless Hal and his clearly damaged brain… Yeah, that kinda doesn’t change the fact that you told him the ID in the first place, Hal! Yeah, you Eskimo Greasemonkey, you. He’s only Human (implying what ‘zactly?). How was he supposed to realize that someone might use the big book full of his secrets against […]
I loved the Crimson Avenger. Sure, the “hero pretending to be a criminal” angle, color theme, and even Asian sidekick were basically lifted from the Green Hornet (which I am hoping I have seen the movie of as of this writing), but it was a fun comic. Especially refreshing was the way that Wing, his […]
We give you, The Whip and an allegedly Italian guy…
Site Admin Matt has returned to bring you more of the best from Typo’s nearly five year blog history! I jumped up to April 2008 for this one. It made me LOL, and I don’t usually LOL. I just love how that Indian/Aztec guy (Is that what he’s supposed to be?) is looking right at […]
Hey everybody, Site Admin Matt here with more of Typo’s Best, plucked from the last 4½ years of posts. Yesterday was all about misogyny in the 1970s. Today I decided to dig right in with some 1940s racism. Really, really blatant, mind-bogglingly offensive racism. This post from July 2006 is probably the first one of […]
DC published “Popsicle Pete” stories for a bit. He was tagged “The All-American Boy”, and the strips ran in All-American Comics in a bit of branding synergy. These weren’t ads, but multi-page stories in which Pete and his pals did such “All-American things as stop kidnappers, backpack, and go to fairs. In an adventure at […]
A complete page of the awesomeness that is Gary Concord:
I mentioned yesterday that Gargantua, the “yes suh” style “comic” sidekick of Tex Thomson (because he was so manly he needed two), left the strip.
In case you thought Golden Age comics were only offensive to Japanese and African-American peoples…
Zatara is searching for an explorer. He was exploring a jungle (where, mysteriously, there are both “savage” type natives and “arabs”) to find the Missing Link. He finds both, but there’s something curious going on:
Blackface humor. Blegh.
Tex Thomson was a pre-“superhero” character of National’s, who would go on to become a superhero, the patriotic Mr. America (also known as the Americommando). Before (and after) donning a domino mask, Tex would travel the world, looking for adventure with his best buddy, Bob “Fatman” Daley. I’ve mentioned them before, due to their penchant […]
I’ve always enjoyed the Blackhawks, although I confess I can never remember their names. I know Jonas, Olaf, and Lady Blackhawk is Zinda… but the others are a blur of black leather (clean your dirty minds).
Now here’s a gag panel that you’re going to find offensive, but was too “amusing” to pass up:
When people wax philosophical about the “Golden Age,” it’s panels like this that they’re forgetting about:
Another example of the fetishizing of African Women vs the caricaturizing of African Men, by way of Rallura, the Jungle Queen.
Fox Feature’s “jungle” comics could be pretty darn racist. I had a ton of examples of this pre-crash, but here are a few of an “interesting” phenomena.
Please note that the below panel includes a term that could be considered offensive in this day and age The Justice League has a rare laid back moment…
Batman #56 features a delightfully politically incorrect (in other words, racist) storyline. The South American village of Casanegro (yes, I know), in the nation of Mantegua needs their own Batman to battle an evil bandit. Gotham City sends Batman down to set their Batman up. Of course, he’s not actually called Batman… “Dios mio, el […]
Meet Hal Jordan’s confidant, the one person who knew his ID, Thomas Kalmaku. Thomas was better known by his nickname, which you’ll see below (note: includes Monday’s panel). Gee, I wonder what’s gotten into him? Maybe because you call him “That Eskimo” behind his back, and call him “Pieface” to his face! That’s not fair, […]
In 1978, there is no real excuse for this sort of depiction. Throughout this Batgirl backup stories, Asians are colored in this almost gold color, have almost pointy ears, and the antagonists have fangs. WTF?
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