Friday, December 01, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 335: You tell 'em, Wonder Woman

"The Conscience of Man" — in the form of a beautiful transparent fairy, as good a form as any — has spent the last 50 pages sending the Justice Society of America throughout time striving to put right what once went wrong to battle the violent fear and prejudice of mankind throughout the ages. "I promised you a reward," girl with wings but sometimes not says, "Perhaps you already know what it is. You have earned it, and by earning it, you have attained the solution to your problem — it is understanding!" Which, in addition to being a pretty good albeit oft-forgotten Bob Seger song, is also the lesson du jour for fighting against bigotry and prejudice.

Panels from "The Test of Time!: Conclusion" in All-Star Comics (1940 series) #22 (Fall 1944), script by Gardner Fox, pencils and inks by Joe Gallagher

So say we all!


BillyWitchDoctor said...

From the days before "under God" was shoehorned into the Pledge and it was perverted into a loyalty oath used to isolate and intimidate atheists, communists and all sorts of boogeymen.

Thanks for posting this one, Bully! It's a rare and vital counter to the tsunami of horrifying bigotry and jingoism seen throughout comics in the '40s, all too often justified by modern fans as "just the way things were."

Your Obedient Serpent said...

The JSA doesn't tolerate bullies.

Except for Li'l Stuffed Ones, of course.