Marines in Battle, no. 11

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Title

Marines in Battle, no. 11

Description

This war comic contains three stories about the Korean War, one story about World War II set in the Pacific, and a story about 19th-century Marines in the "South Seas." Typical of war comics at this time, Marines in Battle offers a mix of historical detail and propagandistic rhetoric in its stories. Artist John Severin's signature is visible on left side of the cover illustration. As Steven Belletto has noted, the Korean War has a "symbolic value in the Cold War" context in which this comic, and many others, were created (56). Accordingly, the Korean War here is another struggle that American soldiers are waging in the name of freedom and against the forces of evil. (Reference: Steven Belletto, "The Koren War, the Cold War, and the American Novel," American Literature 87.1 (March 2015): 51-77.)

Publisher

Date

Contributor

Lee, Stan, 1922-2018 (Editor)
Severin, John (Penciler & Inker)
Goldberg, Stan (Colorist)

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

marinesbattle_011_cover.jpg

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Citation

“Marines in Battle, no. 11,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT Libraries, accessed September 25, 2021, https://cary-exhibits.rit.edu/items/show/209.