In the spirit of Election Day 2010, Frank Miller has some “fun.”

Thank to Beat Spy “El Grande” for the link.


  1. Crypto-
    a person who secretly supports or adheres to a group, party, or belief.
    secret or hidden; not publicly admitted: a crypto Nazi.

    Crypto-fascism is a pejorative term implying a secret support for, or admiration of, fascism
    (from Wikipedia)

    Krypto, also known as Krypto the Superdog, is a fictional character. He is Superman’s pet dog in the various Superman comic books published by DC Comics.
    (from Wikipedia)

    It’s a visual pun.

  2. Common mistake. Nazis were not fascists. Italians were fascists (they invented the term) and while Germany used some of its tropes, they weren’t a Corpoarate government, they were totalitarian. This has been blurred over the years so that people mistakenly think Nazis and fascists were the same, but they weren’t. They were just good friends.

    Wikipedia: Fascism (pronounced /ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a radical and authoritarian nationalist political ideology.[1][2][3][4] Fascists seek to organize a nation according to corporatist perspectives, values, and systems, including the political system and the economy.[5][6] Fascism was originally founded by Italian national syndicalists in World War I who combined left-wing and right-wing political views, but it gravitated to the political right in the early 1920s.[7][8] Scholars generally consider fascism to be on the far right of the conventional left-right political spectrum.[9][10][11][12][13][14]

  3. It’s just a joke, a visual joke, not a political definition. What kind of recognizable symbol can be used? More recognizable than a swastika, I mean.

  4. The National Socialist Party of German were not Capital-F Fascists. They were, however, fascists (in the modern, broader, and generic sense of the word).

  5. At the risk of being a total bore (and having fellow Beats rely on Wiki)–my understanding is that Fascism is a political theory which advocates the central state controlling and directing the national economy, as well as the monetary supply, toward some espoused or hidden moral end–in order to explicitly shape the citizens in some moral direction according to the values of the central authoritarian leadership. Moral in this sense meaning the inner drives and beliefs of the citizens rather than “moral” meaning “good”. The difference between Fascism and Communism is that in the latter case, the state owns and controls both the means of production and the supply/distribution of manufactured goods. In either case, both are Totalitarian philosophies.

    In either case, it’s nice to see an impromptu sketch from FM. Doesn’t happen often enough!