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When Bryan Yagi was growing up, most Asian characters in comics were unflattering racist caricatures, oftentimes the opposition of white heroes. Asian American representation in comics was nonexistent. In 1966, to his surprise, Bryan purchased G.I. Combat, Issue #118, depicting a Japanese American hero; a Japanese American soldier from the 442nd Regimental Combat Team.
This exhibition spotlights comics from Bryan Yagi’s collection featuring the 442nd RCT fighting for honor, respect, acceptance, and for their country.
Frontline Combat, #5 – 442nd Combat Team. EC Comics (1952).
Writer: John Severin / Artist: Will Elder.
G.I. Combat, #118 – My Buddy, My Enemy. DC Comics (1966).
Writer: Robert Kanigher / Artist: Irv Novick.
Our Army At War, #260 – Hell’s Island! DC Comics (1973).
Writer: Robert Kanigher / Artist: Russ Heath.
Our Army At War, #265 – The Brother. DC Comics (1974).
Writer: Robert Kanigher / Artist: John Severin.
Sgt. Rock – Lost Battalion, #1-6. DC Comics (2009).
Writer / Artist: Billy Tucci.