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Offline Frostbite883

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Here's a Mighty Man if you'd ever heard one.
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:56:33 pm »
And I'm not talking about the dude from the Savage Dragon comic either.

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Re: Here's a Mighty Man if you'd ever heard one.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 04:46:51 pm »
Good find. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Here's a Mighty Man if you'd ever heard one.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 12:51:10 am »
And I'm not talking about the dude from the Savage Dragon comic either.

Check it.
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Re: Here's a Mighty Man if you'd ever heard one.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 06:32:06 am »
Impressive!  8)

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Re: Here's a Mighty Man if you'd ever heard one.
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 12:45:22 pm »
i hope folks are reading the article.


this is a steppin fetchit propaganda tool used to keep blacks in south african townships in line funded and backed by American Repiblicans who supported the apartheid regime.


in other words, Mighty Man is a piece of sh*t.
Soon you will come to know. When the bullet hits the bone.

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Re: Here's a Mighty Man if you'd ever heard one.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 01:38:30 pm »
From the article. Boldface mine:

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But Mighty Man (MM) never challenged any agencies or laws outside the township in which they were set - ostensibly Soweto. A black hero seemingly meant exclusively for black people, his enemies were township gangsters ('tsotis'), drug Lords ('dagga merchants') and generally opponents of peace and 'law and order'. As Bill Mantlo (1978) states, Mighty Man propounded subservience to laws, non-violence and an anti-gun message (for blacks). With readership targeted to the townships and perhaps priced to ensure affordability to a relatively impoverished community, it was evident Mighty Man was implicitly intent on ensuring compliance to laws - with the underlying message that opponents of 'law and order' were invariably gangsters, murderers and, in some instances, 'communists'. (As Mantlo asserts, a thinly veiled allusion to the then banned African National Congress.)

I only remember hearing about this because Mighty Man was one of Dave Gibbons first professional gigs.

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Re: Here's a Mighty Man if you'd ever heard one.
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 04:54:51 pm »
i hope folks are reading the article.


this is a steppin fetchit propaganda tool used to keep blacks in south african townships in line funded and backed by American Repiblicans who supported the apartheid regime.


in other words, Mighty Man is a piece of sh*t.




Argh!   :-\

I overlooked the article.  I was drawn in by the cover artwork.