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Patriotic-themed heroes have been a staple in American comics since World War II. And while national pride isn't what it was seventy years ago, many of those characters remain published and fairly popular. Today's podcast is all about them: Those super-powered gals and guys who rep their country (and in some cases, their people) in a big way.
Lots of familiar names pop up in the discussion: Captain America, the Shield, Miss Victory, Wonder Woman, Star-Spangled Kid, Union Jack, Captain Canuck, Captain Britain, Truth, Patriot, American Eagle, Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty, Free Spirit, Sabra, Fighting American, the Comedian, etc..
And yes, we get into the recent flag controversy with some inspiration from an old Epic comic called Captain Confederacy. (I know, really?)