Kirby Week : “Captain Victory And The Galactic Rangers” #1

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Good vs. evil — at the end of the day, it’s what most stories boil down to. We live in a time when various age-old evils such as racism, anti-Semitism, homophobia, and nationalism (among others) have re-branded themselves as QAnon, MAGA, America First, Oath Keepers, etc., but evil is evil is evil, no matter what guise it cloaks itself with. Just ask Jack Kirby (who I’m glad didn’t live long enough to see this sorry age) — he knew better than most.

Kirby’s experiences on the front lines of WWII drove home lessons he’d already learned about prejudice and anti-Semitism in his youth — let it go unchecked, and people are gonna get killed — and he knew exactly how to confront it, both in representation and actuality : when his famous image of Captain America punching out Hitler pissed off Nazi “fifth columnists” here in the US to the…

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One response to “Kirby Week : “Captain Victory And The Galactic Rangers” #1

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 7/5/21 — 7/11/21 | Through the Shattered Lens

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