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Drawing Crazy Patterns – Fourth of July!!

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In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme.

Today we look at patriotic comic book moments for the Fourth of July. Click here to see the groups already featured so far.

Enjoy!

In this feature, I spotlight five scenes/moments from within comic book stories that fit under a specific theme.

Today we look at patriotic comic book moments for the Fourth of July. Click here to see the groups already featured so far.

Enjoy!

It was surprising how few non- Cap moments there are (I didn’t feel like counting the Golden Age stuff, like the anti-German and Japanese stories)

Here is a notable non-Cap one from Action Comics #775, where we see Joe Kelly do a “retort” to the Authority…






The speech might not appear to be clearly meant as an “American” thing, but clearly Superman was thinking that way, as seen by Clark Kent’s headline…

Perhaps this Born Again moment is not as straightforward patriotic but it sure is powerful. It begins when the Avengers are called to the scene where the deranged super soldier, Nuke, is trying to kill Daredevil (the government lent him out to Kingpin to help kill Daredevil)…




As you can see, Cap is definitely put ill at ease by the sight of this terrorist dressed in the red, white and blue.

We see just HOW pissed off Cap is later in the issue…





Powerful stuff. And even though Miller is clearly just riffing off of Alan Moore’s brilliant usage of the Justice League from Saga of the Swamp Thing, still, “a soldier with a voice that could command a god”? – SO good.

Here is a great patriotic speech from Cap in Avengers #6…


A cool speech from an Amazing Spider-Man Civil War tie-in…





And here, from Roger Stern, Frank Miller and Joe Rubinstein, is one of the most famously patriotic moments, from Marvel Fanfare #18…





E-mail me suggestions for future installments at bcronin@comicbookresources.com.

Happy Fourth of July!