Friday, April 18, 2014

Don Glory, Champion of Democracy-Nick Cardy-1940

This two-fisted Amuhr-kin fighter decides to take on the enemies of democracy personally, mano a mano! Today, he'd look like an egotistical right-wing extremist but in the pre-war days of late 1940, he was a REAL MAN, baby!


  1. Actually, in 1940, it was the New Dealers who were equating Americanism with a violent opposition to fascism.

    Things were a bit more complicated amongst other parts of the political left; the communists had been virulently anti-fascist until the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in 1939, and they would again be virulently anti-fascist in 1941; but in 1940 they were okay with it. Meanwhile, Norman Thomas (leader of the largest overtly socialist party) and guys such as Sargent Shriver were members of America First, and just didn't see fascism, foreign or domestic, as much of a threat.

  2. Was Don the first comic book vigilante to get into the business to score points with his girlfriend? notes his resemblance to Captain Glory in Harry Chesler's Punch Comics #2