In 1954, the legendary Joe Simon and Jack Kirby introduced a new patriotic superhero in response to Atlas Comics’ relaunch of their other little flag-waving creation, Captain America: FIGHTING AMERICAN, a character which in the years that have followed has had a very colourful – and chequered – publication history, with controversies, lawsuits and ownership battles along the way. But in 2017, Titan Comics have picked up the mantle and are bringing FIGHTING AMERICAN back to the comic page.
We’ve featured this book before, in a typically AEISD fashion, with the announcement back in July for a San Diego Comic-Con sketch variant cover by cover artist Terry Dodson – today, Titan have revealed more of the art we’ll be seeing in the book, with the release of the other covers available at retailers, and interior art pages from Duke Mighten (WILD THING, JUDGE DREDD).
Written by Gordon Rennie (STARSHIP TROOPERS, 2000AD), the new title will see “…the Cold War hero transported out of his own time, and straight into 2017!” I wouldn’t count on him coming back via being frozen in ice all these years – I think that one’s been done!
The book is due for release on NCBD 11th October – on what would have been Joe Simon‘s birthday – and will also feature a Marvel-baiting variant cover, based on the promo poster that did the rounds on this years 4th July. Talk about bolstering that ‘US-UK Special Relationship”…
FIGHTING AMERICAN #1 (JUL178253)
“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?”
Written by GORDON RENNIE
Art by DUKE MIGHTEN
Variant Covers by ART BALTAZAR (AUG171979), JACK KIRBY (AUG171980), DUKE MIGHTEN (AUG171981), BLAIR SHEDD (Action Figure Variant, AUG171982) and Poster Variant (JUL178253)