So issue # 21 of the Fantastic Four (from December 1963), the villain is called The Hate Monger, an evil genius who develops a hate ray and uses it stir up the masses to bend to his will. Let's be kind here and say it was unusual for a comic at the time to take on racism; let's also be honest and admit the last page - when the Hate Monger is unmasked and turns out to be Adolph Hitler - is cringeworthy in the extreme and probably would have been at the time as well.
Rommel and Patton is a novelization of the events surrounding D-Day and fictionalizes the story of the two title subjects, as well as many other historical personages involved in the battle, including Adolph Hitler. The story is illustrated by photos and maps of real people; the story told fictionalizes the way Rohmer imagines it may have played out.
But the success or failure of the book will be dealt with later when all of us have actually finished reading it; today I am only here to offer the following quiz: below are two quote from Adolph Hitler, one written by Stan Lee and the other by Rohmer. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out which is which.
- " I have already heard six flying bombs take off since we've been here. Their engines throb, roar, and pulsate with so much power!
- "We must race to the underground command post and prepare for the attack...which is certain to come!"