Saturday, July 30, 2016

Ugly, Fat, Corrupt, Mexican Bandits! Another Chapter in the History "Mexican" Stereotypes from Atlas Comics

Pappy's Golden Age Blogzine continues to emerge as the premier treasure trove for stereotypes-seeking cultural studies workers probing the backstory for anti-Mexican loathing--enjoying a Trump-led renaissance these days.  

Turns out the fat, corrupt, racist/rapist (Trump, not the "Spider"), did not have to dig too deep to conjure frightening hallucinations of swarthy, scary ethnic criminality. Below appear some choice page selections--the whole epic tale is available here.














Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Prize Comics Western's 1950 Bio-treatment of the Life of Joaquin Murrieta is Worthy of the Textmex Hall of Fame--Evil Gringos (Think 19nth Century Trump-heads), Wronged Mexicans y Mucho Mucho Mas More! #mextasy #textmex


The March-April edition of Prize Comics Western hit the newsstands in January of 1950 and this issue has a treasure trove of findings for you, my fellow stereotype-hunters!  Penciled by M. Bailey, the story has everything--gore, hangings, treachery etc.--most of it perpetrated by angry, racist gringo Californians hot on the lusty trail for gold, Mexican blood and more! 

The star/victim of "Robin Hood of the Sierras" is Joaquin Murrieta, "bandit"/national hero/corrido-fodder from California history.   More on Murrieta here

An added treat for followers of the #bizarrecaucasianbestiary hashtag on blogger, tumblr, instagram, and facebook? None other than "Sandy" the self-wetting rubber doll! Ack! 
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For more info on Murrieta, California history, and other alleged "rogues" of the Western era, look up  Revolvers and Pistolas, Vaqueros and Caballeros: Debunking the Old West (Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture) by Cuban cultural critic and librarian Danilo H. Figueredo.








Comic scan source?  The awesome Digital Comics Museum!











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