Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Giggle Comics #52, 1 of 3

Here is the first part of American Group's Giggle Comics from 1948.

I believe this cover, the inside cover, and lead story were by Dan Gordon
The inside front cover was often for American Comics Group's other titles.
Like my disclaimer on the side says, there are standards we wouldn't conform to today. This comic is almost seventy years old and as such reflects times when we as white people didn't know any better, and portrayed non-whites as inferior beings. Much of the greatest media and literature of the past has such negative caricaturing, which though problematic does not take away from the rest of its artistry. To deny it ever existed would be to erase history. While it is true that some ethnic groups were persecuted more than others, and believe it or not I do some cherry picking, it doesn't always cover everything. You have every right to be offended, just keep in mind it's a story about bubble gum and the maid is incidental.

Now back to our story.

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