Since people seemed to like my post on the American Crusader, I thought I'd post another Thrilling Comics character that I like and has been reinvented several times, The Woman In Red.
The Woman In Red is actually credited as the first female masked crime fighter, beating out Wonder Woman, Mary Marvel, and Phantom Lady, and herself was only beaten as first female superhero by one month by Fantomah. Though she never made a cover appearance, she was a regular feature in Thrilling Comics starting issue #2, with her last appearance in issue #46.
Her real identity was Peggy Allen, a policewoman who was frustrated by the limits of her job and created a secret identity. She was aided by the police commissioner, who considered her his operative, and informed her of strange cases, arranged for her undercover investigations, and occasionally kept the regular cops out of the way, who were unaware that they had a vigilante on their payroll.
Peggy's gender almost never came up, outside of some of her disguises and taunts by villains. The joke made in the last panel of this story is the most I can really think of - well, that and occasionally showing her legs.
Warning for racism.
( Thrilling Comics #5 )
"Today is difficult, but cheering violence against speech, even of the most detestable, disgusting variety, is not a look that will age well." - Nick Spencer
"Look, if we're saying it's okay to commit acts of violence against people whose views we hate, we should put that paper." - Nick Spencer
Writer: J.M. DeMattis
Artist: Mike Zeck
So with Neo Nazi/White Nationalist/Alt-Right Darling/genocide advocating Richard Spencer getting punched, Nick Spencer came to his defense to say violence against him and his speech is a bad thing. It got a steamy between Nick and his Twitter followers, eventually getting to him about his views and writing on Captain America. During of which, he cites this issue as Captain America's views on his stance to fighting hate speech with violence.
A lot of websites done posts about this, but let's take a more in-depth look at the issue with its relation to Neo-Nazis, hate speech, and violence...
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Warning: I will be linking to some archives that occasionally use racist language. Do not click on those links and start reading those archives if such totally ruins your enjoyment of reading stories. And of course, linking to those archives does not mean any endorsement of such offensive language. Reading them, for love of the story or the characters, is in spite of such offensive terms.
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