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Monday, November 12, 2007

Recommendation Help: Patriotic Comics?

This is going to sound strange, but I'm really in the mood for a patriotic comic.

I'm not really looking for something that's hard core political or anti-terrorist itself, nothing terribly hardcore. Just something that gives kind of a squishy feeling for being part of the country would suit my purposes. Something that's kind of 'Fourth of July' ish. Celebratory rather than preachy or fanatic.

The patriotism doesn't have to necessarily be American patriotism either. Any kind of patriotism would probably suit my interest. :-)

I don't suppose anyone can help me with a recommendation?


  • At November 12, 2007 9:03 AM, Blogger Arstal said…

    JSA at its best to me is patriotic.

  • At November 12, 2007 9:20 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heh, I can't argue with that.

    However, I read that one already. :-) Thanks anyway though! :-)

  • At November 12, 2007 9:46 AM, Blogger Tom Bondurant said…

    I'd suggest New Frontier, but I'm sure you've read that already. How about "Captain America's Bicentennial Battles," by Jack Kirby, reprinted in a paperback of the same name?

  • At November 12, 2007 10:05 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    I guess you probably wouldn't be interested in General Glory's memoirs? Titled: "Wherein I rap the Nazi's knuckles!"

    Guy owns three copies.

  • At November 12, 2007 10:13 AM, Blogger Rob S. said…

    The Stern/Byrne Cap #250 is a great issue for that -- Why Cap shouldn't run for president. I also like Mark Waid's first run of Cap -- very Tom Clancy in tights.

  • At November 12, 2007 10:14 AM, Blogger Rob S. said…

    Oh, and All-Star Squadron and Invaders, of course!

  • At November 12, 2007 6:35 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    Rob, I would actually go as far as to recommend the entire Stern and Bryne run. I think the collection is called War and Rememberence. Besides the presedent story, there's also a retold origin, Union Jack (also a patriotic story), Vampires, and most imporantly, Batrok ze leaper!

  • At November 12, 2007 6:37 PM, Anonymous jlg said…

    Depending on your political outlook, "Uncle Sam" by Steve Darnall and Alex Ross might be a patriotic comic.

  • At November 13, 2007 12:16 PM, Anonymous ChthonicSpirit said…

    Tom Strong. It, and a lot of the other America's Best Comics books often felt . . . not patriotic overtly, but something similar. I'd recommend them in any case.

  • At November 13, 2007 2:04 PM, Blogger joncormier said…

    JSA: The Golden Age.

  • At November 13, 2007 6:11 PM, Blogger JYD said…

    I think a lot of Hitman would qualify as being patriotic in an offbeat kind of way. Especially issue 34 - that one does it every time.

    I also think that Warren Ellis' Crécy is kind of patriotic in a twisted sort of way, but it might be that it's more to do with class.


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