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New Frontiersman is a conservative publication owned by Pioneer Publishing. Its editor is Hector Godfrey. Typically containing articles espousing "right-wing" political and societal views, it was a political antagonist of the Nova Express. Its articles also spoke in favor for the Costumed adventurers viewing them as protectors of the country.

Its slogan is "In your hearts, you know it's right". To that one vandalized the poster adding a graffiti with the word "wing", altering the phrase to "right wing".[1]

It is read regularly by Rorschach.[2] In Chapter II there is a man resembling Hitler carrying a copy of the newspaper.

A sample article appears at the end of Chapter VIII. The sample includes a political cartoon including some glaring racial and social stereotypes; a fat, greasy Jew representing big business, an Italian gangster (complete with Black Hand tie pin) representing crime, a black whore selling drugs, a dark haired Knot-Top youth representing delinquency, and, looming behind them all, the Soviet Union represented by a huge man in Russian costume with USSR in Cyrillic letters on his hat. The Hero who is being handcuffed and unmasked by Doug Roth representing the Liberal media is blonde and "Aryan" and has a stereotypical All-American family in the audience, something not true of any of the masked heroes in the story. Ironically the most blonde and "perfect" of the heroes is Adrian Veidt, the hero New Frontiersman likes least, on account of his liberal leanings. Also in the cartoon, Lady Liberty can be seen weeping.[3]

Right before leaving for Ozymandias' Antarctica stronghold Rorschach mails a package to the offices of the New Frontiersman bearing the word "URGENT". The package contains his journal.

In the end, Hector Godfrey tells one of his writers, Seymour, to find something to fill two more pages of the next issue, leaving it "entirely" in Seymour's hands. Nearby sits the journal.[4]

References

  1. Chapter III; conservative Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater had used this phrase in favor for nuclear attack back in the 60s.
  2. Chapter III
  3. This weeping statue image echoes the closeup of the angel seen at The Comedian's funeral.
  4. Chapter XII

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