Thursday, September 22, 2011

Marvel History Post 125: Sgt. Fury # 6

Issue: Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandoes # 6
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: March 1964
Commentary:


It's really handy of all the Germans in these comics to talk in English with German accents.  I'd have a harder time following along if it weren't for this.


This story also reminded me just a touch of the film Inglourious Bastards, with people who need to speak German getting injured, and other people trying to speak German, and all that nonsense.  Also, since I've brought it up, Inglourious Bastards is waaaay over rated.  When Quentin Tarantino makes a movie where he can build tension and not kill every single person in the room, I'll be interested again.  


Stan also speaks out against racism once more, which is impressive stuff given that date of publication.  Stan Lee's got a high tolerance for race, and a low tolerance for commies.  

Favorite Panel: The old bulldog makes a small cameo in the MU. 

Next: Strange Tales # 118