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Comic Book Characters Who Took a Stronger Stand Against Nazis than Donald Trump Did This Weekend

Jaime Herndon


Jaime Herndon finished her MFA in nonfiction writing at Columbia, after leaving a life of psychosocial oncology and maternal-child health work. She is a writer, editor, and book reviewer who drinks way too much coffee. She is a new-ish mom, so the coffee comes in extra handy. Twitter: @IvyTarHeelJaime

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.

Miss Victory, punching Nazis left and right up in here (1941-46).

Fan art of Ms. Marvel punching Steve Bannon is always welcome.

Fan art of Ms. Marvel.


America Chavez kicking some Nazi ass!

The very first issue of Captain America showcased the fine art of punching Nazis.

The first issue of Captain America.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl knows what to do with Nazis or Nazi sympathizers.

Squirrel Girl blowing off some steam.


Even the Joker hates Nazis.

The Joker speaking truth.


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles even got in on it. Well, Raphael, at least.

TMNT punching a Nazi.


The DC Bombshells don’t explicitly fight Nazis, but they address Nazism and white supremacy, and aren’t having any of it.

DC Bombshells.


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.