The month we're currently looking at in One Panel introduced another title to Fawcett Comics' publishing schedule: Master Comics. And if that title kind of makes you squirm right now, it's no doubt because of its evocation of the "Master Race" (comics weren't yet punching Nazis as regularly as they soon would), and indeed its cover feature, the blond, blue-eyed Master Man seems to play into Hitler's ideal. With the rise of White Supremacists over the last year, the comic seems especially wrong-headed to contemporary eyes. And it wasn't just Master Man. The book also featured:
The White Rajah, a white man with "jungle expertise" given the run of an Indian kingdom. Not kidding.
Morton Murch, the Hillbilly Hero, who perhaps has more in common with the current Nazi than the historical model. Forgive the snark about Southerners. I mean no harm. Morton does make bullets for a peaceful society, arming them for war though.
And Rick O'Shay (ha! I get it!) who fights fanatical Arabs in Northern Africa when they dare to "revolt".
It's like this thing's editors had some kind of crazy mixed-up crystal ball!