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Smash Fascism - DC and Marvel by MenziesTank Smash Fascism - DC and Marvel :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 6 0 Freedom Force 136 - Report 02: The Green Mask by MenziesTank Freedom Force 136 - Report 02: The Green Mask :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 2 0 Freedom Force 136 - Report 01: The Mosquito by MenziesTank Freedom Force 136 - Report 01: The Mosquito :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 1 0 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.08 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.08 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 60 12 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.07 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.07 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 17 6 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.06 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.06 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 22 2 What if Warhammer 40K were Grimdark Comics? by MenziesTank What if Warhammer 40K were Grimdark Comics? :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 74 26 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.05 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.05 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 16 0 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.04 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.04 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 14 5 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.03 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.03 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 13 0 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.02 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.02 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 10 5 Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.01 by MenziesTank Grimdark Comics! - Issue No.01 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 10 7 What if Marvel Comics made Warhammer 40K? by MenziesTank What if Marvel Comics made Warhammer 40K? :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 100 12 What if DC Comics made Warhammer 40K? by MenziesTank What if DC Comics made Warhammer 40K? :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 123 29 Hey Kids, Lets Play 40K - Concept Art - Part 2 by MenziesTank Hey Kids, Lets Play 40K - Concept Art - Part 2 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 31 9 Hey Kids, Lets Play 40K - Concept Art - Part 1 by MenziesTank Hey Kids, Lets Play 40K - Concept Art - Part 1 :iconmenziestank:MenziesTank 29 2

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Smash Fascism - DC and Marvel
The Comicbook Crossover of Anti-Fascist Superheroes you never thought you'd ever see!
 

Marvel's Captain America - The Star-Spangled Avenger VS Captain Nazi!

DC's Shazam! (Captain Marvel) - The Big Red Cheese Vs The Red Skull!


Enjoy, and remember: Smash Fascism!


Apologies to the following:- Bruce Timm, Val Semeiks, C.C Beck, Joe Simon & Jack Kirby. Credit to Michael G. Adkins for American Captain font.
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Freedom Force 136 - Report 02: The Green Mask
Weird-WW2 dieselpunk supra-heroes of British Malaya ~ 1942!

I present to you a secret document (second in a planned series) revealing the existence of supranormal resistance operatives working for the S.O.E. (suprahuman operations executive), set specifically during the Imperial Japanese Army occupation of British Malaya (now Malaysia).

FREEDOM FORCE 136: THE GREEN MASK

These documents have never been revealed due to reasons political and practical, nefarious and/or upstanding. However, they are now declassified for your review, so read carefully....

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Artist's comments:

Add Green Hornet + The Question + Rorsharch + The Shadow + Elliot Ness, throw in a Tommy-gun and Chinese opera mask, and you get Weird World War 2 agent: THE GREEN MASK.

For more information, e.g. further artists comments, notes, credits & disclaimer please see previous report - link here: 
menziestank.deviantart.com/art…
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Freedom Force 136 - Report 01: The Mosquito
Weird-WW2 dieselpunk supra-heroes of British Malaya ~ 1942!

I present to you a secret document (first in a planned series) revealing the existence of supra*(1)-normal resistance operatives working for the S.O.E. (suprahuman operations executive), set specifically during the Imperial Japanese Army occupation of British Malaya (now Malaysia).

FREEDOM FORCE 136: THE MOSQUITO

These documents have never been revealed due to reasons political and practical, nefarious and/or upstanding. However, they are now declassified for your review, so read carefully....

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Artist's comments:

Add Blackhawk + The Blue Beetle + Night Owl + The Airboy, throw in a dashing aviator/daredevil, and you get Weird World War 2 agent: THE MOSQUITO.


There is an abundance of Western Europe-centric dieselpunk/WW2 alternate history fiction, for example: Captain America, The Rocketeer, Sky Captain, JSA: The Liberty Files, Indiana Jones etc. I felt it was time for the South East Asian war theatre to showcase a slice of what it can offer too.

The Japanese occupation of S.E.Asian countries (Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, etc...) remains a brutal time period and sometimes taboo subject. As this tumultous past is left behind we move forward into the future, but at the risk of later generations remaining ignorant of deeds and sacrifices of the real-life heroes*(2) that have inspired this art*(3) project of mine.

More to come, so please enjoy the capes and masks, but do stay for the background and the history!



A disclaimer: The purpose of this project is to educate and inspire others and to shed some light on history in a very different part of the world from the 'West'. While there are references to real-life historical persons, events & places, the project is entirely fictitious. 

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Notes:

*(1): The prefix 'supra' (defined as beyond/transcending) is used rather than 'super' (conventional costumed & powered 'superhero') to add an element of ambiguity on whether there's actual superpowers involved or not, aiming for a more 'pulp' feel but still leaving some future wriggle room if need be.

*(2): The intention is to create "what-if?" composites of real-life local legends in the hope this will pique reader curiousity, and check out further the real inspirations behind these supra-heroes in the country where I grew up in. An education on Malaysian WW2 history via the prism of superhero comics entertainment - there is a true story behind each of these heroes if you look deep enough and read beyond the text...

*(3): Art has been produced in the DCU-BT (Bruce Timm) animated style - both with apologies and without consent, as a fanboy-homage to both DC and the entertaining JSA: The Liberty Files elseworld universe by Dan Jolley & Tony Harris.

Credits:

Many thanks to C.H.Tang and his friends for correcting me with translation work.
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jareddm Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Got linked to your work from Bolter & Chainsword.  Really great stuff!
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MenziesTank Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Thanks for the comment, I aim to please (where I can). Hope you've enjoyed what you've seen/read so far!
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