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Government Issue

GOVERNMENT ISSUE: COMICS FOR THE PEOPLE, 1940S-2000S

Government Issue Comics For The People 1940-2000

By Kevin Hodgson Staff Writer STORY SUMMARY In this extensive and intriguing collection of comics through the years, you suddenly realize how often comics were used to educate and influence the American public through rhetoric and persuasive writing by our government. In a 1942 pamphlet called “Pocket Guide to China” by the US military for soldiers stationed in Asia, the headline of “How to Spot a Jap” really jumps out at you. Or, it should. And that’s when you begin to realize the extent of comics being used to influence the minds of many.