Red, white, and blue? Check. Often misplaced sense of honor? Check. Are they on this list? Double check! Fall in line, troops! Ranker Comics has assembled a list of 27 of the most patriotic heroes in all of comicdom! We have gone from the Atlantic to the Pacific looking for the most important and noteworthy of all of the great American superheroes (and some villains)! Some of these characters are Yankee Doodles and the others are bad apples but they have all worn the stars and stripes in one way or another!
Comic books' first golden age coincided with America's entry into World War II. Not only did this mean an influx of super powered people for children and adults alike to look up to, but a swell of patriotism in America bled onto the comic pages as well. This massive spawning of American-themed characters can still be felt today with long standing heroes like Superman and Captain America as household names. Other heroes on this list? Not so much. They have been lost to time and the back issue bins but we will not forget their patriotism! Some of these character embody all of the best aspects of being an American and the country's ideals while some take it a step too far and show us a path not to go down.So light those sparklers, grill those hot dogs and wear that American-flag shirt you only wear twice a year - Ranker has your list of patriotic superheroes to help you fight evil-doers and be a true American!