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Thursday, August 17, 2017

The return of Fighting American!

Cover by Duke Mighten.
Back in the 1950's Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, creators of Captain America, set about creating a new patriotic superhero. Fighting American was the result, and his short-lived adventures were published by Harvey Comics. The strips were fun, a bit crazy, and Fighting American and his assistant Speedboy fought quite a few Commies. Well, it was the 1950s! 

These days, with the political landscape of America being so dark, a President who's a narcissistic moron, and even Captain America being the leader of Neo-Nazi group Hydra, perhaps it's time for the re-emergence of an old hero for a bit of escapism. This October, British company Titan Comics will launch Fighting American No.1, bringing the hero forward in time to 2017! 

Here's the PR...

Writer: Gordon Rennie
Artist: Duke Mighten
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: October 11, 2017

The Cold War superhero returns – originally launched in 1954 by the creators of Captain America, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby!
When the 1950s heroes find themselves trapped in the modern world, how will they handle what society has become, and what dangers will they face?

With new villains to contend with and enemies from their past pursuing them, what daring adventures could Fighting American and Speedboy find themselves in now?

On sale in comics speciality shops across the UK and USA on October 11th, 2017, - Joe Simon's birthday. 


PhilEdBoyce said...

I'm not a huge superhero fan but have enjoyed some now and again. This looks like it could be really entertaining and, most importantly, fun! (Something lacking in recent superhero stuff I've seen, Deadpool being the obvious exception.) I've never heard of him but I do like the fact that it's not a remake, it's taking these heroes and firing them forward in time to right now. Should make for some funny stories!

Lew Stringer said...

Well, I hope it's done with a sense of fun. The old series was. Let's hope this series doesn't take a dark turn.

varszava_vavava said...

Fighting American played it straight when the comic started but Simon and Kirby turned to humour in later issues.

Lew Stringer said...

It only lasted for seven issues in the Fifties so it wasn't played straight for long.

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