As far back as 1941 comic publishers knew that sharks on a cover would sell comics, but within Whiz #19 there is nary a trace of shark versus superhero action.
World War II
This was one of the first WWII comics to show solidarity with our troops and the message was clear: If Superman is onboard with our military, shouldn’t you be?
World's Finest #9 (1943) has Superman, Batman and Robin peppering the World War II Axis leaders (Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Hideki Tojo) with baseballs.
In The Master, director Paul Thomas Anderson once again examines the gritty underbelly of Americana and discovers that mental conditions like alcoholism...