Best Review Ever! FIGHTING AMERICAN #1
TITLE: FIGHTING AMERICAN #1
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
WRITER: Gordon Rennie
ILLUSTRATOR: Duke Mighten
COLORS: Tracy Bailey
LETTERS: Simon Bowland
EDITOR: David Leach
COVER A: Terry and Rachel Dodson
COVER B: Art Balthazar
COVER C: Jack Kirby
COVER D: Duke Mighten
COVER E: Blair Shedd Action Figure Variant
COVER F: Andie Tong
SUMMARY: 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?
Goes on sale October 11th, Joe Simon’s birthday!
COMMENTS: I get that the Fighting American is a legacy hero and he was created by Simon and Kirby. I get his stories have been published by both DC and Marvel among many other publishers. However, I have never read a Fighting American story before so it’s all new to me. What we have is a 1950’s uber-patriotic character chasing the commies into 2017 and getting trapped here. They are 60 plus years out of their depth. It is a great set up and the art is perfect for the story. Duck is able to capture the charm of the 50’s while still looking modern enough to give the feel of today. It was a fun start, not sure where they are going with this but I am excited to go along for the ride and look forward to the next issue.