Here Comes Whiteman [American Nazi Party comic book]

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Title

Here Comes Whiteman [American Nazi Party comic book]

Description

White supremacist comic book created for the American Nazi Party by member John Patler. 

Born John C. Patsalos, John Patler joined the American Nazi Party in 1960 and changed his name. The ANP had its headquarters in Arlington, Va.

In 1967 Patler was expelled from the ANP after disagreeing with founder George Lincoln Rockwell. On August 25, 1967, Patler shot and killed Rockwell at an Arlington, Va. shopping center.

"Here Comes Whiteman" was part of the ANP's efforts to spread their ideas to a larger audience. Their promotional campaign included a variety of publications, flyers, and even 45 RPM records of white supremacist music. Supporters of the ANP were expected to read and distribute materials like this comic and The Stormtrooper Magazine. 

In this comic book, Whiteman is the secret identity of Lew Cor ("Roc Wel" spelled backwards) who makes deliveries for the Arlington Milk Co. Lew Cor speaks the secret words "Lieh Geis" ("Sieg Heil" backwards), and in a flash of lightning is transformed into Whiteman, a costumed superhero with a swastika on his chest. In this issue Whiteman fights an "interplanetary duel" with characters named "The Jew from Outer Space" and "Supercoon."

Creator

Patler, John

Source

M 342, Box 13, Edward H. Peeples, Jr. Papers, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library

Date

1965?

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

The copyright and related rights status of this Item has been reviewed by the organization that has made the Item available, but the organization was unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the Item. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. 
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Notes

Learn more: 
George Lincoln Rockwell, Social Welfare History Image Portal
Miller, M.E. (2017). The shadow of an assassinated American Nazi commander hangs over Charlottesville. The Washington Post (August 21, 2017). 
Backlash to Reform: Hatred and Extremism, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

Patler, John , “Here Comes Whiteman [American Nazi Party comic book],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed August 21, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/265.