Saturday, 26 March 2011

PREVIOUS TALK: Jan 2011: 3rd Talk at the V&A: The Western in Comics, Ethnicity and Gender

Pat McGoohan, The Prisoner, 1968
Episode: "Living in Harmony"
© Dell Four Color, No.290 The Chief #1, 1950

What Hitler began and apartheid continued, was achieved in the mythology of ‘whites only' westerns. However, black soldiers from the American Civil War peopled the West in their thousands. They made a substantial impact on frontier society but on screen and in comics they didn’t exist; or were barely present as Aryan homogeneity prevailed. This manifestation of ethnic superiority is what this 3rd Talk covers.
Rio Rides Again © 1990 Strip Art Features

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