Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Number 776

The point of the Arrowhead

Arrowhead, an Atlas comic drawn for four issues by Joe Sinnott in 1954, makes the lead character sympathetic. Native Americans just weren't treated well in popular media for a couple of hundred years, so I find this kind of refreshing. That's not to say there isn't melodrama, because there's that a'plenty. Arrowhead is on a quest to kick white men's asses, even though among with the usual bigots there are a few decent ones. He finds a family of good white folks in the second story below.

I showed the first Arrowhead story in Pappy's #573. These two stories make up the balance of Arrowhead's adventures in issue #1.

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