In 1945, a great tide of battered soldiers began flowing back to the United States. Though victorious, these exhausted men were nevertheless too grief-stricken over the loss of comrades, too guilt-ridden that they had survived, and too numbed by trauma to share in the country’s euphoria. Most never saw a ticker-tape parade, or stole a Times Square kiss.
The war didn’t end for Mauldin’s two everymen upon their return from the front, as this new collection of his cartoons shows. Includes rare cartoons originally censored by Mauldin’s syndicate for their progressive views on racial segregation and McCarthy-style witch hunts.
Fantagraphics, hardback, 288 pages, published April 2011
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 16 February, 2010.