‘Confusion turns to fear’ – race in the 1940s and 1950s
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This chapter concerns the representation of race in horror comics of the 1940s and 1950s. We argue that while horror comics reject overt racism, they reinforce racist assumptions, particularly by depicting people of colour reverting to savagery under stress, and presenting the social movement of people of colour as a threat to ‘white’ spaces.

Printing terror

American horror comics as Cold War commentary and critique


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