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"These Things Breed War": Representations of Super-Men and American Isolationism, 1935-1942
This paper examines the origins of comic book super-men in the highly charged atmosphere of the intervention/isolation debate before World War II. I argue that comics were a particularly successful method of propaganda due to their visual nature and "consequence free" method of story telling.
"First Contact: Dell, Charlton, and Vietnam, 1962-66"
The following paper addresses the efforts of American comic book publishers in the early 1960s to educate the public about Vietnam and the nature of guerrilla warfare at a time when, literally, fewer than half of Americans polled could find the tiny nation on a map and when the military's experience with unconventional warfare remained limited to its Philippine campaign at the turn of the century.