SUPERHEROES OF INDEPENDENCE DAY
Don Wright, a newspaper publisher who adopted a costumed identity to fight agents of the Axis. He was assisted by Young Defenders, four kids who worked for him as deliverymen.
Bruce Carter was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Given a special mission by General Washington, Carter was killed by British spies, and the information he was carrying fell into enemy hands. His spirit was confined to earth for his failure. Bruce Carter III was the spitting image of his great-grandfather. He was visited by the ghost of Bruce Carter I, who showed him the location of a magical cloak and tri-corner hat that could give the wearer invulnerability and super strength. Only Carter III’s girlfriend, Joan Farwell, knows of his dual identity. She figured it out during their first encounter
Joan Wayne was a Washington D.C. stenographer who grew tired of watching corrupt politicians. She decided to help the FBI by putting on a costume and fighting the crooked politicians as Miss Victory. It seems she has superhuman strength and limited invulnerability because of her abilities to survive explosions, break free of ropes, or knock down walls. Her enemies include the Mad Monster. She is considered the first patriotic heroine.
Lauren Mason learns that, just by saying the words “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” she changes into Yankee Girl. As Yankee Girl, Mason has super strength, is bulletproof, and can fly. She appears to be able to remain in her superhuman form for an indefinite period of time. Mason is engaged to Dr. Cory Habot.
Tom Townsend, the wealthy playboy son of an inventor father. The villain the Black Hand kidnaps him and his father, intending to torture Tom’s father in order to obtain the secret of his latest invention, but Tom’s father dies resisting the questioning. Before Tom, too, is killed, a great eagle crashes through the window and carries Tom off.
Training with the eagle’s aerie at the top of the mountain, the healthy environment and hard living made him an elite physical specimen. When the eagle brings a US flag, he took it on as his namesake and makes a costume out of the flag. He names his animal savior-turned-sidekick Yank the Eagle and went on to successfully thwart the Black Hand.
Lancelot’s scientist father developed a method to create a superhuman by expanding the mind, which he used on his infant son. After his father was killed by foreign agents, Lancelot was adopted by a farm couple and raised as their son. Once he hit his teens, he discovered the truth of his background and his powers: strength, flight, near-invulnerability, vision powers, the ability to generate lightning, and a few more. His father had created a patriotic costume for him, and he started off as the new superhero, the Shield. He soon joined the Army, while leading a double life as the Shield
Tom Higgins was a scientist who was working on a formula that would grant superpowers. However, he was killed during the Black Tom Explosion set up by the Nazis and was framed for said explosion. Tom manages to tell his son Joe about the unfinished formula called S.H.I.E.L.D., which stood for Sacrum, Heart, Innervation, Eyes, Lungs, and Derma. Joe then became a chemist and completed the formula in order to clear his father’s good name. However, before using the formula, his father’s killer goes after Joe. After being badly beaten, Joe crawls back to his lab and uses the formula into his body. He sealed himself into a special white suit and was exposed to “fluoroscopic rays” for 12 hours. This process gave him superpowers, allowing him to become the crime fighter called the Shield. The process also gives his costume its patriotic colors. He joined the FBI with his identity was only known by FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover.
There have been hundreds of Americas, government operatives genetically altered to make them stronger and faster than normal humans, equipped with Kevlar outfits and working with highly trained special effects people to fake the other powers. A government cover-up was used to convince the American public that there was only one American.
Lady Liberty, a woman of French or Canadian origin, who channeled her energy-manipulating powers through a vessel shaped like a torch
In the late spring of 1941 on Liberty Island, reporter Joan Dale has a dream that the Statue of Liberty comes to life and grants her the power to alter the nature of matter. She creates a colorful costume and becomes Miss America, one of America’s first heroines. In truth, she had been abducted by the top secret government agency, Project M, and her powers were actually the result of a secret experiment. They believed the experiment to be a failure and had returned her to whence she had been taken, leaving her none the wiser.
In Uncle Sam Quarterly #2, the Will Eisner version of Uncle Sam described his origin. He explained that he was originally Sam, a young man from what was then colonial America. When the colonies declared independence, he volunteered to fight in the burgeoning American army. He was killed in battle, but before he could pass on, a mysterious entity declared that he would become a spiritual embodiment of the new nation. Since then, Sam appeared whenever America needed him, lending his hands in the many conflicts it was involved with.
Wonder Woman is an Amazon warrior princess. The daughter of Hippolyta, she was given power by the Gods to fight against evil in all of its forms. Although she was raised entirely by women on the island of Themyscira, she is an ambassador to the world of man, spreading their idealistic message of strength and love. She fights crime and acts as a positive role model for women everywhere.
Agent Simon N. Kirby is a third generation F.B.I. Special Agent with 5 years of service to the bureau. He specialized in organized crime and has done some undercover work, infiltrating and arresting members of hate groups. When the F.B.I. instituted the ultra agent program to police the ultra heroes, keep them in line and bring them in when they cross the line, Agent Kirby was selected as the first member of the Ultra Service. Ultra Service is considered to be a high profile assignment and an honor by the bureau. However, among the agents, the assignment is considered a joke and with way too much attention for higher ups and no ability to advance. Kirby filed an official protest when assigned to the position and had a strong desire to continue in his prior role in the organized crime unit. Despite his disdain for his new role, he has been successful in keeping the ultra community of vigilantes from violating federal laws, protecting civilians and making sure that ultra-villains can be prosecuted for their crimes.
Elena Hunter, America’s bronze goddess of freedom, the LIBERTY GIRL! From 1938 through 1956, she fought the good fight, doing battle against the enemies of freedom. Now, half a century later, she’s returned to us at last, just when we need her the most.
Superpatriot was once Johnny Armstrong, a soldier in World War II. Captured by the Germans, Armstrong was used as a guinea pig for scientific experiments and gained superhuman powers. He destroyed the base at which he was being kept so the Nazis could not replicate the process on their troops and donned an American flag-styled costume to become Superpatriot.
Shannon Carter is the daughter of S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter, who grew up idolizing Captain America. She got a job working as a tour guide for the Avengers Mansion. When the new Avengers team was formed, she was invited to join. She had designed a costume, created disc weapons that looked like miniature versions of Captain America’s shield and underwent a lot of physical training to make herself as strong and as agile as humanly possible. She joined the team as the “American Dream”. Shannon soon proved herself to be worthy of Cap’s colors, and when the team had to save the original Avengers from a dark parallel reality, she proved that she was worthy of his shield; The original Captain America gave her the alternate Captain’s shield.
In World War II patriotic soldier Steve Rogers recipient of the “Super Soldier Serum” became the living symbol of freedom, Captain America. Left for dead while frozen in ice, the star-spangled hero with an indestructible shield awoke years later to continue his never-ending battle for liberty.
Madeline Joyce, the niece of a millionaire who was financing electrical experiments of an unknown nature in a converted lighthouse on the east coast of America. One night, Joyce was visiting the lighthouse during a violent electrical storm. She was caught in a powerful electrical discharge from the equipment triggered by the storm outside. Joyce miraculously survived the accident but lay in a coma for a week. The discharge, however, activated her latent mutant abilities.
The Original ShieldMaster who was a hero from another plane of reality, a place named Shield World, that you can reach through black holes. He was the leader of the Shield Heroes, whose mission was to protect their world and their Queen. Until their world was invaded by Annihilatron, a powerful conqueror, and they lost a desperate fight. Today, an American kid named Jess discovers he has been chosen to carry on the fight — right here on Earth.
Patriotic television newscaster Johnny Flagg, a war hero much given to warning America about the dangers of communism. Those self-same communist agitators promptly beat him close to death, but on his deathbed he asks his feeble brother Nelson, who had been scripting Johnny’s red-baiting speeches all along, to carry on his fight. Days later, the army summons Nelson to a secret lab where Johnny’s revitalized body has been dressed in a stylish red, white, and blue costume. In the ensuing operation, Nelson’s brain is transferred to Johnny’s body and the fearless Fighting American is bornhttps://www.firstcomicsnews.com/superheroes-of-independence-day/https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/INDEPENDENCE-DAY-LOGO-600x257.pnghttps://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/INDEPENDENCE-DAY-LOGO-150x64.pngColumnSpotlightindependence,superheroes