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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:44 am

Yes, he does. He's not bullet-proof.
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:46 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Yes, he does. He's not bullet-proof.
Pah, none of those Nazis could hit the side of a barn!
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:59 am

Love the way comics from that era depict Nazis as bumbling cowards. I'm sure the real Nazis were neither bumbling nor cowardly. They were much more dangerous.
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:12 am

Yes, but that would hardly have been good for morale.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:58 am

That's a fair point. I guess people reading the comics in 2014 can never wholly immerse themselves in the viewpoint, attitudes, etc of a person encountering them hot off the presses when they were first published. That's a problem we'll always have, especially since the essence of a comic is to be modern — to comment on the now.
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:53 pm

That's why I get irritated when people start bemoaning what they see as casual racism or sexism in comics from almost a century ago . Attitudes were so different that there is no useful comparison to be made.
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Post by Spektre on Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:32 pm

I get irritated at people bemoaning casual racism and sexism in comics from last week.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:38 pm

And who knows what the people of 2114 will be bemoaning in today's comics?
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:12 pm

Spektre wrote:I get irritated at people bemoaning casual racism and sexism in comics from last week.
I just get irritated at people. But that's probably just me.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:13 pm

Some people are quite irritating.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:23 pm

tony ingram wrote:
Lucy McGough wrote:Yes, he does. He's not bullet-proof.
Pah, none of those Nazis could hit the side of a barn!
Depends on how big the barn is, doesn't it?
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:25 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Spektre wrote:I get irritated at people bemoaning casual racism and sexism in comics from last week.
I just get irritated at people. But that's probably just me.
Some people are quite irritating.
And then some! (But let's not talk about useless blowhard out-of-touch-with-reality politicians.)
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:21 pm

So... all politicians?
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:22 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:So... all politicians?
I've known a few politicians, and still do. Not all of them are useless.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:29 pm

I was exaggerating for comic effect Embarassed
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:55 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:I was exaggerating for comic effect Embarassed
Just like some annoying and misleading politicians, eh? elephant
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:08 pm

Yes... Embarassed
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Post by karatattoo on Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:26 am

In addition to stories set during WWII, I would also like to have stories set in the 20th century during major historic events or crises, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Kennedy Assassination, the Berlin Wall's construction, the troubles in Northern Ireland, or the Great Depression, to name just a few.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:33 am

A superhero comic set during the Troubles would be RAD.
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