Fighting American

Fighting American The complete adventures of the quirky Cold War superhero launched in by the creators of Captain America are presented here in an affordable graphic novel format with weird and wonderful characte

  • Title: Fighting American
  • Author: Joe Simon Jack Kirby
  • ISBN: 9780857681157
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • The complete adventures of the quirky Cold War superhero launched in 1954 by the creators of Captain America are presented here in an affordable graphic novel format, with weird and wonderful characters like Yucha Liffso, Jiseppi the Jungle Boy and Poison Ivan Explosive adventures from the legendary Simon and Kirby

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    1. Rich Meyer

      This is one of those memorable reprint volumes that I bring out to read every decade or so. Joe Simon and Jack Kirby had no real probably adapting to changing times, and more importantly, to changing marketplaces. When super-heroes took a nose dive in the comic book game, they single-handedly created the romance comic genre, and revitalized and popularized war and western comics to boot.When the threat of Communism raised it's head during the McCarthy Era, Joe and Jack responded with the short-l [...]

    2. Adam Graham

      I liked the idea of Captain America, Commie Smasher when Atlas back to fight Communists spies and infiltrators in the 1950s, but the result was kind of bland. However, Cap's creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby gave us their own Commie fighting 1950s Superhero in Fighting American whose adventures were originally written in the mid-1950s and published in seven issues for Prize Comics and some additional material published in the 1960s for Harvey Comics. Fighting American was joined in fighting evil [...]

    3. Michael Allan Leonard

      A fantastic collection of one of the most unusual works in the superhero genre that was far ahead of its time in tone and execution. If you ever wondered what a punk-propaganda version of Captain America might be like Post-WWII, the popularity of superhero comics waned, as readers turned to other genres, and one of the many masked and caped patriots to be given an honorable discharge, including Captain America. In 1954, Atlas Comics (now Marvel) tried to dust off Cap to battle the new threat to [...]

    4. Nicolas

      I learned a few things about Fighting American & Speedboy. They don't like communism. They don't take much care to conceal their secret identities. They sleep in side-by-side twin beds. I get why Ryan Reyonds and Justin Bieber aren't playing these characters in a movie, but even so it was enjoyable enough. I got the sense as the run went on that the writers started to embrace the camp and I think that hurt it a little bit. I felt like the stories got progressively worse. Still, it was an int [...]

    5. Randy

      One of things that previous reviewers don't seem to understand is that Fighting American is actually a satire of superhero comics, particularly those superhero's who at the time were anti-communist in nature. Whether it works or not is of course a matter of opinion. Simon and Kirby didn't do very much in the vein of satire or parody but Fighting American is arguably the best superhero satire that they ever produced. Plus, it was produced at the height of their collaborative powers so it automati [...]

    6. Jason

      Good Gravy what a wacky journey this was with Trojan camels and villains with superpowers of BO and being unwashed and names such as Prof Dyle Twister, space face & Scarlet O'Haircut this was some crazy kooky shenanigans. The anti communist message was slapped on thick and it seems Joe Simon and Jack Kirby must have been having a laugh or a smoke while doing this, it makes Adam West's Batman look like crime noir. A fun read

    7. Mike Jensen

      Not everything by Simon and Kirby was wonderful. Take the FIGHTING AMERICAN series, for example. Two stories in this collection have their customary narrative and visual pizazz, but too many are chocked by wordiness, ridiculous situations (even for a comic book), and tired anti-Communist cliches. Most of these stories are pretty bad. Their main interest is to see Simon and Kirby in this stage of their careers and, sadly, to see them fail.

    8. La Revistería Comics

      Simon y Kirby se nos cagan de risa un buen rato en las aventuras de este Capitán América FIGHTING AMERICAN integral que recopila las primero pretendidamente serias y luego directamente delirantes aventuras del encapotado aguilado.

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