Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Recommendation: Supermachos

On the last recommendation I talked about Scalped and how it deals with native Americans in the current US. Now I’ll recommend you a comic about Mexican native Americans in the 60’s. But don’t worry, it’s a funny comic strip except when it isn’t.
- And we Indians, we never win?.
- As far as I know just in MLB baseball.
Created by the cartoonist ‘Rius’ (Eduardo del Río) in the 60’s , Supermachos is a social commentary on the situation of Mexico. The economy, racism, politics, class culture and more are the issues cover by this satire. 

- Children of 'San Garabato' we will end corruption.

Set in the fictional town of ‘San Garabato’, the main characters are two ‘indians’ Calzozín and Chon, who are constantly being treated unjustly. But they have a somewhat positive outlook on life. The rest of the town consists of a corrupt Mayor and his corrupt police department, a Spaniard bartender, devote women, a wealthy and greedy business man and more. 

Most of the stories focus on how the revolution didn’t work for them, the system isn’t helping them. They will always get the short end of the stick, but they’re ‘Súpermachos’ and they won’t complain.
But despite the serious subject, the comics never stops being funny.
I don’t think Súpermachos was translate to other languages and even if it did, many jokes aren’t exactly very translatable. So if you find a copy, get a Mexican friend to read it to you. 

- In this country you have to belive in the constitution, in voting, believe in the good intentions of the goverment, in the revolution, believe that we're free, belive in the far beyond, in the near beyond...
Title: Súpermachos.
Creator: Rius.

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