Unless you’ve been under a rock or willfully ignoring the news and all social media, you know about the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville, and the deadly terrorist act with a car that killed a protester. And then who could forget Trump’s lackluster and subtly condoning comments. He has spoken out with more force against McConnell, Nordstrom, Sessions, Comey, Mueller, the “fake news” and Rosie O’Donnell than he did against Nazis and white supremacists – he couldn’t even say those words. This is not acceptable. We literally had a war about fighting Nazis. (Spoiler alert: they were the bad guys, and they lost). Now is not the time to buddy up to them.
Thankfully, comic book characters have always stood up to Nazis, and continue to do so. Here are just some of the many instances. Over the weekend, Twitter also had a hashtag going: #ComicsHateNazis, from legendary Gail Simone – check it out for more inspiration.
— Gail Simone (@GailSimone) August 12, 2017
Miss Victory, punching Nazis left and right up in here (1941-46).
Forgotten patriotic heroine Miss Victory, your Nazi-punching specialist. (1941-46) pic.twitter.com/g4SBCuEGW0
— Superdames Comics (@superdames) July 4, 2016
Fan art of Ms. Marvel punching Steve Bannon is always welcome.
America Chavez kicking some Nazi ass!
America Chavez punching a Nazi? I, too, like this concept pic.twitter.com/r4HFAOPuON
— n (@mistysknight) March 1, 2017
The very first issue of Captain America showcased the fine art of punching Nazis.
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl knows what to do with Nazis or Nazi sympathizers.
Even the Joker hates Nazis.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles even got in on it. Well, Raphael, at least.
The DC Bombshells don’t explicitly fight Nazis, but they address Nazism and white supremacy, and aren’t having any of it.
And there you have it: comic book characters who took a stronger stand against Nazis and white supremacists than Donald Trump did this past weekend.