The New Adventures of Hitler

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The New Adventures of Hitler
New Adventures of Hitler.jpg
Steve Yeowell's cover to Crisis #48
First appearanceCrisis #46 (1990)
Created byGrant Morrison
Steve Yeowell
Publication information
PublisherFleetway
ScheduleWeekly
Title(s)Crisis #46-49
FormatsOriginal material for the series has been published as a strip in the comics anthology(s) Crisis.
Genre
Publication dateJune – July 1990
Number of issues4
Main character(s)Adolf Hitler
Creative team
Writer(s)Grant Morrison
Artist(s)Steve Yeowell
Creator(s)Grant Morrison
Steve Yeowell

The New Adventures of Hitler was a comic series written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Steve Yeowell which first appeared in Cut, a Scottish arts magazine in 1989 before being reprinted in the anthology Crisis in 1990.

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The New Adventures of Hitler was a satirical and surreal (one scene has Hitler opening a cupboard to find Morrissey singing "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now") strip based on the claims of Hitler's sister-in-law Bridget Dowling that Hitler had lived with her, her husband Alois Hitler, Jr., and her son William Patrick Hitler in Liverpool from 1912 to 1913. It first appeared in Cut, a Scottish arts and culture magazine and became instantly controversial, and some accused Morrison of being a Nazi[1] due to his use of Hitler in what was essentially a humorous story.

Cut ceased publication before the entire strip was published, but The New Adventures of Hitler was printed in its entirety in Crisis in 1990.

Crisis was a spin-off from 2000 AD which printed more adult-oriented work and The New Adventures of Hitler fit in with the themes of the magazine. However the controversy which had surrounded the story in Cut continued with the strip's reprinting in Crisis. The story ran from Crisis in issues 46-49 and a proposed collected edition by IPC never appeared. Morrison himself had planned to set up his own imprint to self-publish some of his work, including The New Adventures of Hitler, but nothing came of the idea. [2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Barbelith Interviews: An Interview with Grant Morrison". Barbelith.com. 2002-09-02. Archived from the original on 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  2. ^ "PopImage". PopImage. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2010-10-07.

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