Nathan Schulz

Born and raised in California, Nathan has been a fiend for geeky pop culture for years. ESPECIALLY comic books and movies. Can't get enough. He also likes writing his own comic books (The Shrouded City) and drinking sparkling water. Maybe it shows we've grown as a society that nobody makes fun of him for making comic books... but he does get a lot of s**t for drinking sparkling water. Win some, lose some. If you feel like it, you can follow his twitter musings: @natethegreater

In comic books, patriotism is rarely subtle.  If you think I’m making crazy talk, then just take a gander at the cover of the first appearance of Captain America.

Right in the mustache!
Right in the mustache!

I bet after punching Hitler in the face, the scene would have went on a little like this:

What the "A" stands for.
What the “A” stands for.

In the following years, many a character was made in the comic book world that, though very patriotically fueled, may not have always been the most… creative.  Here’s… well, not a smattering, but a very large sampling of the patriotic superheroes made through out all the companies.

 

Miss America
Miss America
Fighting American
Fighting American
Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam
Spirit of '76
Spirit of ’76
Liberty Belle
Liberty Belle
Patriot
Patriot
Captain Americat
Captain Americat
Fighting Yank
Fighting Yank

 

The Shield
The Shield
Star Girl
Star Girl
S.T.R.I.P.E.
S.T.R.I.P.E.
American Flagg
American Flagg
Major Victory
Major Victory
USAgent
USAgent
Super Patriot
Super Patriot
Patriot
Patriot
Super Soldier
Super Soldier
American Dream
American Dream

And there is still more!  So much more that I seriously could drown this article in an ocean of red, white, and blue.  Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention one of the first patriotic super heroes, made by jewish immigrants, no less.  Which strikes me as truly American made.

Superman!
Superman!

Happy 4th of July, everybody!  Dress up as one of the obscure Super Heroes here and shoot off some fireworks!  I recommend dressing as Fighting Yank!  Cuz that name sounds like he’s doing something all wrong.

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