Fourth of July weekend is upon us, Quirk Nation! Here's to eye-blazing fireworks, epic cook-outs, and all things red, white, and blue! As a Philadelphia-based publisher, we're celebrating our nation's freedom the best way we know how: our books reimagined as the Star Spangled Banner. Check them out and feel free to share your love of country and books! Happy Independence Day!
Comic books have a long association with star-spangled, flag-draped, red-white-and-blue-festooned crimebusters. It’s a heroic tradition dating all the way back to the very first patriotic paladin, The Shield (who debuted in 1940), and his better-known successor Captain America (who followed a year later). They’re not the only heroes to don the dapper togs of liberty, however. Literally dozens—maybe hundreds—of other comic book superheroes have filled the four-color ranks of liberty, including these lesser-known do-gooders who always wore their patriotism on their sleeves (or capes, or in one case, fur).