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January 17, 2011

This Godless Communism


In 1961, Treasure Chest, a comic book distributed to Catholic schools in the United States, began an ambitious project. "This Godless Communism" was a multi-part dissection of Communism, including biographies of it's founders and leaders. The series' first part, which was preceded by a word from no less an authority than J. Edgar Hoover, laid out a scary Communist America scenario where Americans do not have a government that represents their needs, homeownership becomes a thing of the past, and women are made to work outside of the home, thus destroying the family as we know it! Thank goodness those things could never happen here!

Illustrated by the legendary Reed Crandall, here is "This Godless Communism" in it's entirety.





























































8 comments:

  1. Fantastic! I can't wait to get a chance to read all this in its entirety! I have never seen Treasure Chest before -- I would be curious to know what other topics they covered!

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  2. 'cause Capitalism worked bleedin' wonders, didn't it?

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  3. Jacque, Treasure Chest typically featured biographies of famous people, stories about catholic life, literary adaptations, and funny animal strips. It's artist roster was quite impressive, including Bernard Baily, Dick Giordano, Murphy Anderson, and Joe Sinnott. I will share more treasures from Treasure Chest soon.

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  4. Sure, it's propaganda (and quaint), but man is it beautifully drawn propaganda.

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  5. Wonderful!
    Thank you so much! I loved it!
    It should be coupled with the USSR propaganda of the same time.

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  6. Hallo, foreigners.
    I'm from USSR.
    Please, answer me, if you really believe in such bullsheat.

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  7. Capitalism the best system for mans greatest advances. Communism forced labor and false hopes and foolish ideals. Oh and Askofa the USSR hasent been a round since 1991 soo...

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  8. Capitalism forced labour and false hopes like the American dream and full employment.

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