Fighting Yank 12, 1945

fighting yank 12

Not many people have ever heard of the Fighting Yank, but this title had some great covers by master cover artist Alex Schomburg. Schomburg's racist wartime propaganda covers like this are very collectible! This one is notable because not only does it have the normal wartime stereotypes of bucktoothed, nearsighted, almost inhuman Japanese but it also has the additional insult of the Emporer Hirohito himself tied to the imperial throne. I lived in Japan and have many Japanese friends, and I can tell you that it would be hard to come up with a more offensive and inflamatory image. I love it because of the artwork and history, but I'd hesitate to show this comic to any of my Japanese friends!