When I first began this post, it was just to feature my newly purchased Master Comics #14 with damsel and motorcycle cover. But after doing a little research I realized there was more here, much more. And it all started with Minute Man’s red, white and blue costume.
Yank and Doodle on Prize Comics #32 (sold copy)
As it turns out there are doctoral dissertations on this subject. That is going a bit too far for me (after all, I read picture books with captions) so I’ll try and keep this post relatively brief. But red, white and blue superheroes would provide a good theme around which to build a special comic book collection, mmm. I digress.
Given the simultaneous rise of superheroes and patriotism during war years of the early 1940’s it should come as no surprise the plethora of superhero patriots that exploded onto the scene. While every comic superhero joined in to support the war effort, the special handful below literally wore the flag on their sleeves.