“Is This Tomorrow: America Under Communism” A propaganda comic book published in 1947

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article: Comic Books Fight the Cold War

A 1947 propaganda comic book published by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society warning of the dangers of a Communist takeover.

Is This Tomorrow

In 1947, the Guild published the “educational comic” Is This Tomorrow: America Under Communism! In this vividly lurid work, the Guild gave its young readers a 48 page story where Communists infiltrate nearly every aspect of America, including subverting the Speaker of the House, before assassinating both the President and Vice-President. At the climax of the melodrama, the evil Communists smash a statue of the Virgin Mary with an axe causing a shaken father to surrender his son to the red menace.

Is This Tomorrow had a cover price of ten cents. It was distributed (either sold or given away) to an estimated four million readers. It would not be much of a stretch to argue that if Is This Tomorrow was not the seed of the communist conspiracy theories which blossomed in the 1950s, it was certainly outstanding fertilizer. Is This Tomorrow was followed by an equally lurid anti-Communist follow-up later in 1947 entitled Blood is the Harvest.

Read more at Suite101: Comic Books Fight the Cold War: How Comics Saved America From Those Godless Communists http://www.suite101.com/content/comic-books-fight-the-cold-war-a154864#ixzz11zKpHLRH

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Photos: Catechetical Guild’s – TM & Copyright 1947 Catechetical Guild

IS THIS TOMORROW: AMERICA UNDER COMMUNISM!
By an uncredited writer and artist
Copyright 1947
Distributed as a public service by the Catechetical Guild Educational Society
Printed in U.S.A.
48 pages

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