US comic books published about the Korean War during that conflict represented the war as an opportunity for US boys to become men through bloody, hand-to-hand combat. Korean War comic book representations of Asian men and women fell into a few basic types. The messages in US war comics were constrained by the need to avoid discouraging military recruitment.
Leonard Rifas; Korean War Comic Books and the Militarization of US Masculinity. positions 1 November 2015; 23 (4): 619–631. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10679847-3148355
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