Friday, July 31, 2009

Put the Hammer Down!

This may belong in game week under Whack-a-Nazi:

Move over, Peter Gabriel. I want to be his sledgehammer.

For the record, the comment apparently means "The Second Time." I wish I could have seen the first.

rcs submitted this, which he found here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

London Can Take It!

...even if Hitler can't.

Monday we had a picture of The Escapist punching Hitler. Today is a great day to put up a picture of a lesser known character that seems to have provided inspiration for Chabon:

He seems much less cool on Daisy of Love.


The personification of the indomitable fighting spirit of the British people during the Blitz, London was a wish-fulfillment comic writ large, much as Chabon wrote about in Kavalier and Klay.

I'm not 100% certain, but it looks like this is the splash panel for the first London story, "London Can Take It," which appeared in Daredevil #2, with story and art by comics legend Jerry Robinson, who main claim to fame is that he invented a little known Batman villain with a bit of a cult following, a murderous clown called "The Joker." A rather fascinating interview with London's creator can be found here.

An excerpt:

Robinson acknowledges that anti-Semitism likely played a factor in the growth of the comic book industry: Most traditional graphic design studios of the era eschewed hiring Jewish artists, leaving many to find their way to the comics.

Robinson, 84, who admits ruefully that as a green, young artist, his older colleagues would sometimes call him "The Boy Wonder," notes the unprecedented Jewish influence on this American hybrid that combines storytelling with graphic arts: "Jewish artists, writers, editors and publishers dominated the origin of the comic book. Our villains [at that time] immediately became Hitler and Mussolini."

He recalls drawing a character he named London in 1941, who was meant to rid the earth of its Nazi-like enemies. Robinson points out how the Superman origin story describes a baby sent away to be raised by strangers, which recalls the infancy and upbringing of the biblical Moses.
Thanks to Olaf.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What Goes Around...

If David Irving took over John Ostrander's Suicide Squad.

I have no artist credit, but I can say this was submitted by Olaf.

Also, this entry has my most obscure Alt-Text reference ever.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reasons to Never Stop Punching Hitler: Painful Puns

Oh zombie Jesus, Hitler deserves a brutal beating for this:
No credits here. If anyone knows who made this, lemme know.

Blow Him Sky High, Boys!

Our fighting men may have struggled mightily to defeat the greatest evil the world has ever known, but that didn't mean they couldn't have fun along the way.

I would love to see Droopy take on Hitler.
The caricatures on the bomb were drawn by legendary cartoon director Tex Avery, which is pretty amazing. I'd be lucky to get a fill-in artist from Tiny Toons for my gag bomb.

This was submitted by rcs, who discovered it here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Escapist Isn't Done With You, Adolf!

After Captain America, it's entirely possible that the Escapist may be my favorite person to watch punching Hitler...

He hit him so hard he turned into Jack Elam!
...and with good cause.

This fantastic piece of Escapist fan art came from Eamon Dougherty, and can be found here.

Olaf spied this for me. Much thanks.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sometimes, You Just Have To Cut to the Chase

It's a lazy Sunday here at HGP. Thought I'd save energy and be less subtle.

I like to imagine this is a frame from a lost Terry Gilliam cartoon. Unknown

I don't know who the artist is, but this was submitted by rcs.

I totally forgot this was also independently submitted by Ali some time back. Sorry for forgetting that, honey.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Give a Hoot: Read a Book

Unaware of HGP's commitment to literacy programs?

Then allow me to introduce "R.A.S.H.I.F"

To be fair, the Death Shop series didn't really pick up steam until volume 5
Reading About Hitler-Stabbing Is Fundamental.

Thanks to Olaf for dropping this in the HGP book return in a timely fashion.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday Night Fists

I'm more of a baseball man, but who doesn't love tailgating at a Hitler-Punching Party?

I love that he's giving Hitler 'the Heisman' literally...
Damn dirty Axis bastards, that's who.

Captain Marvel Jr. avoids the Blitz(krieg) in Captain Marvel Jr. #13. I couldn't find the art credits, but I have a strong suspicion that it's by Mac Raboy.

Thanks to Olaf.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Roy Thomas, you know just what I want....

Now make with the fists, gang.

Seriously, somebody punch him! C'mon!
Of course Roy Thomas created this, but he had the following help: Bill Schelly (Pencils) Dick Giordano (Inks) Nils Osmar (Colors).

I think I've been sent this by like 3 people, but rcs was first.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

When You Open A Window...'re letting in Hitler!

Conservation: It's Not Just For Dirty Hippies Anymore.
I also recommend double-panes to reduce Goebbels by up to 97%.

Hayden War slammed this down for me. He discovered it here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hey 2nd War Loan...

What's your favorite Primal Scream song?

I actually figured the 2nd War Loan was more into JAMC.

Swastika Eyes? Mine too!

Thanks to rcs, for letting me make the worst pun ever. He found that here.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Man of Steel Punches Hitler

No, not that one...THIS ONE:

Eat your heart out, Comrade Cale!
Dasvidanya, Adolf!

Valery Barykin spoofs the old Soviet propaganda posters. Olaf discovered him here.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ain't I a Stinker?

Oh, Bugs. Could I love you more?

You're next, Fudd.
Well, yeah. Probably. If you punched him instead.

But I'm not going to split hares.

I hope Nolan Woodard will be able to forgive me for describing his drawing with such an awful pun.

Thanks to rcs, who discovered this here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

No Pity Here


Stay in school!

I have no idea who the artist is, but rcs submitted this from here.

I suppose I should say something witty here, but honestly: it's Mr. T punching Hitler. What more do you want on a Saturday morning?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Forget the Magic Lasso...

...My money is on the enchanted hand chalk...

Far be it from HGP to keep all the bowling fun for the boys:

Wait, is she bowling from the ladies' tee? She's halfway down the lane!

Trivia: this is one of only 12 drawings of Golden Age Wonder Woman where she isn't tied to something.

Wonder Woman picks up the spare on the cover of Sensation Comics #13, with art by Harry G. Peter, submitted by Olaf.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

HGP Goes For the Turkey!

Sometimes you just gotta...

This is like the love child of Skee-Ball and Awesome.

Thanks to rcs for one more frame of bowling action, found here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

One More Frame!

I figured, after yesterday's fun, I'd go ahead and keep bowling...

Frankly, I'm just impressed that this particular alley has custom More Production balls. Okay, what's more disturbing: the blatant racism of the Tojo (or is that supposed to be Hirohito?) or the horrible, horrible phallicism of il Duce?

I guess I'll go with the latter, because the former is sadly too common in these pics.

Olaf hooked me up with this picture, which he found here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Let's Go Bowling!

I have a good feeling about my score at this alley:

I use a 15 pound ball. Fired out of a cannon.

I suppose this could be considered a continuation of Merchandising Week, but I think they stand up fine on their own.

rcs submitted this, which he found here.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Brave and the Bold and the Fists and the Dinosaurs

Comics writer Geoff Johns is a talented guy, but also one weird mammajamma, as the following series of twitter updates (or "TweetsTM" as the kids call them) may show:

I had a dream that I read a comic with Batman and Captain America teaming up as they travel through time, riding pterodactyls.
10:40 AM Jul 8th from web

It was good until I got to the page where they were fighting Adolf Hitler's ancestor Anthro Hitler.
10:42 AM Jul 8th from web

They ended up fighting over whether or not to kill Anthro Hitler, but by the time they decided it was "wrong" they had led a T-Rex there.
10:46 AM Jul 8th from web

The T-Rex ate Anthro Hitler! Time went all weird and Batman and Captain America were in a Gladiator pit with lions! TO BE CONTINUED!!!
10:47 AM Jul 8th from web

I'm going to try and dream I have the trade tonight.
10:49 AM Jul 8th from web

Thankfully, someone named "Ndi" helped his dreams come true, at least partially:

Brubaker, Morrison, Johns...One or all of you need to make this so.
It's like a beautiful peek into my id.

I'm still waiting for that trade myself. That, and Blackest Night. It's gonna be sweet.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Merchandising Week, Day 7!

Hey remember this classic from the Flex days?

Well, it turns out it's part of a larger exhibit:

Yeah, I almost forgot to put one up today. My bad.
This is from an AP Photo found here. The caption reads:

"Anti-Hitler propaganda is seen on display in a new exhibit on World War II at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum in Allentown, Pa. , Nov. 7, 2007. The 10,000-square-foot exhibit, which opens to the public on Veterans Day, is organized thematically to cover the homefront, the battlefield, and the war's toll on life and property"

Thanks, rcs.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Merchandising Week, Day 6!

"Got a match?"


I'll be honest: this is one Hitler Abuse Scenario that I would never have come up with on my own.
"Hitler's butt and his face!"

Today's text content provided by Mrs. Havisham's 3rd grade class. Today's picture provided by Olaf, who found it here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Merchandising Week, Day 5!

Some days, I just don't have the energy to punch Hitler. What's a guy like me to do?

If only there were some device that would punch him for me...

I don't even believe in God, but...
...I *still* pray every night that Hitler is getting punched in Hell.

Thanks, God!

Also thanks to rcs, who discovered this here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Merchandising Week, Day 4!

Let's see what the worst pun I can come up with is...

Yeah, like you wouldn't say the same.
"Anti-Hitler merchandising was the lynchpin of our wartime economy."

Yes. That will do.

That will do nicely.

Thanks to Olaf.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Merchandising Week, Day 3!

"Looks like I picked a bad week to quit smoking."

Surgeon General's Warning: Grinding a butt out on Hitler's face may be awesome to your health.
Thanks to rcs, who found this here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Merchandising Week, Day 2!

Given the tendency of anti-Semitic idiots to talk about the Jews controlling the banking industry, I take extra comfort in the idea of smashing one of these with a hammer.

So, you save up for a war bond, then smash a Hitler-pig? Tell me THIS wasn't what snapped America out of the Depression.
rcs found this reason to save here.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Merchandising Week, Day 1!

If there's one constant about human society: if there is a horrible tragedy, someone will be there to make a quick buck off it. HGP is kicking off a week of those fast-buck-makers, because really: who wouldn't want an anti-Hitler mousepad?

Personally, I would love a Captain America #1 mousepad...hint, hint...

rcs discovered this fine example of capitalism in action at this eBay store. I assume it's based on a period propagansa poster.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Well, I'm Spent...

After a patriotic week of smacking Hitler around, what's left to do but desecrate his memory?

If you couldn't make it in time to punch him, by all means at least tear him up.
See you tomorrow!

Thanks to rcs for this photo.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth Of July!

Let's Celebrate as only The Batman can!

God Bless America. Also Explosions.
...By Blowin' Jerks Up.

Blowin' 'em up real good.

Okay, the art credits on this Cover of Batman #18 are a little weird, but essentially, the picture of Batman & Robin was lifted from page 13 of Detective Comics #84. Ed Kressy penciled that with Dick Sprang inking. The pictures of the 3 Axis scumbags were by Stan Kaye and are original to this cover.

Thanks to Mark (who is, incidentally no stranger to blowing things up) for the submission.

P.S. - Bet you were expecting Cap again. HGP always likes to shake things up.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Let Freedom Ring, But Only After 3 Minutes

To quote one of the greatest documents ever written:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Frankly, I pursue happiness through looking at pictures like this:

Watch out, Piston Honda. You're next...
I'll personally be taking the weekend off to celebrate the independence of this country by blowing up a small piece of it, but HGP never sleeps, so stay tuned all weekend for more Hitler abuse in the name of freedom!

For those of you away from the internet this weekend: have a safe, fun, and (above all) punch-filled 4th of July !

Uncle Sam delivers a first round KO in Big Shot #46. The artist is uncredited, but is almost certainly one of Ham Fisher's assistants. Patriotic Hat Tip to Olaf.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Great Question of the Ages

Marvel Comics has never been afraid to ask the tough questions, questions like:
  • What if exposure to radiation didn't lead to hair loss, thyroid damage, reduced lymphocyte count, nausea, diarrhea, sterility, cancer, and/or death, but rather made people into giant green rampaging monsters or wisecracking acrobats able to stick to walls?
  • Could a short, hairy Canadian with a history of violent behavior become a Hollywood sex symbol?
  • Is there anything more ass-kicking than this cover?1
And in the fall of 1991, they answered the question on all of our minds:

This cover would have made Fredric Wertham apopleptic. And probably not a little hot and bothered...
Well, other than it being vaguely homoerotic, it turns out the answer is:

The 'helpless Jews' line seems a little patronizing, but *I'm* not a Canadian sex symbol...
Hitler gets shot, y'all.

The 90s were, of course, a darker time. Punching was apparently not gritty enough.

Alternate timeline Hitler gets a hot lead injection in What if..? (volume II) #28, written by George Caragonne, with pencils by Ron Wilson and inks by Ralph Cabrera.

Olaf found this, which I believe makes him an honorary U.S. citizen by now, whether he likes it or not.2

  1. Probably not.
  2. Probably not much, though it does mean he's closer to Elvis.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Welcome Back, Steve!

We all missed you!

God Bless You, Jack Kirby, for knowing the correct sound effect for two Nazi faces slamming together.
...or, most of us did.

This face-smashingly awesome reason to be happy that Steve Rogers is scheduled to come back from "death" today is from Captain America's Bicentennial Battles, published in 1976 (the year your Star-Spangled Blogger was born, by the way). If you can't tell this was penciled by Jack Kirby by now, shame on you. Inks are by either Barry Windsor-Smith or Herb Trimpe (heck, either one is fine by me).

Thanks to Olaf.