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Fighting American #1

Writer: Gordon Rennie Artist: Duke Mighten Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: October 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Direct continuation of Simon and Kirby's classic series! Fighting American returns!
Written by Gordon Rennie with artwork by Duke Mighten, with a cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson!  
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 modern-day villains to contend with, enemies from their past pursuing them, and a whole new world to come to terms with, what daring adventures could Fighting American and Speed-Boy find themselves in now?  
Goes on-sale October 11th, Joe Simon's birthday!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Justin McCarty Oct 11, 2017

    Fighting American may not have had a chance to become the icon Captain America was eventually to become, but Titan has an opportunity here to rectify that. There is a chance here to revisit the hokey ideals and hypocrisy of that era to comment on our current conflicted relationship with western values, wrapped in a red, white and blue adventure story. Titan Comics might have just given us a fast-paced modern classic in Fighting American. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 6, 2017

    Fighting America will be released next week and is well worth a look if you love pulp style stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 14, 2017

    Somewhat to my surprise, I enjoyed it. A lot! Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Oct 10, 2017

    Fighting American #1 is an unexpected treat that's got the Reds on the run! The creative team strikes a tone between old and new, as the cast meets their bad guys in 2017 and all the issues that come with them. Avoid Poison Ivan and keep away from beatnik-talk: F.A.‘s orders! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 10, 2017

    A great first issue that sets up the heroes and premise well, but may run on a bit too long with the Golden Age hero bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Steve Gustafson Oct 12, 2017

    There's certain baggage and a fine line when it comes to comic characters whose best days may be behind them. It takes a special creative team to find the right angle and Renni and Mighten have found it. Even better, they have me looking forward to the next issue, thanks to a fresh twist that's best left for you to read for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Oct 12, 2017

    All in all, this wasn't a bad book. This will reach the people that really enjoy older styled comics, and those that enjoy seeing these types of twists. With a name like Jack Kirby, I could see this having a pretty solid following, so it would be smart money to ensure you get your copy early Wednesday afternoon! Best of luck! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Oct 11, 2017

    Written by Gordon Rennie with art by Duke Mighten, Fighting American #1 is a quirky, dynamic hoot of a first issue, easily justifying its existence and offering readers a funny skewering of jingoism and our own modern age. The result is a fun and exciting comic for people who like comics. Its tongue-in-cheek approach and sense of energy enliven a familiar set-up to bring us something that promises to be an enjoyable adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Oct 13, 2017

    "Fighting American" #1 is a both a great homage and parody of the comics of old, whilst also dishing up an intriguing time-displaced hero plotline to keep you interested. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 11, 2017

    On art, Mighten channels somewhat Kirby in his choice of panel layouts and the movement of the characters, but it is subtle enough, that if you didn’t know, you could probably miss it. He brings his own style that is his own to the comic as well, which helps distinguish himself that the inspirations are seen, but are not overwhelming. On colors, Bailey does a fantastic job of not drowning out Fighting American and Speedboy. They are always vibrant in their blue, red and yellow suits and easily stand out from the background. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Oct 12, 2017

    Unfortunately, Fighting American is dead on arrival by not gauging an audience. Its for no one, and it feels like a waste of a Simon and Kirby property. Some of the jokes sort of click, but not nearly enough do so for the run time of the comic. I cant recommend this one. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Covers Oct 11, 2017

    While it wasn't on my radar for this week, I have to say that I am happy I picked it up. This issue got me interested in these characters, and I am excited to see how Fighting American and Speed Boy's 1950's All American, Nuclear Family ideals, and values rub up against the more liberal morals of the modern day. Will they adapt and change with the times or stick to what they know? While Dodson's cover drew me into this book, I was also quite satisfied with the art in this book as well. I heard other reviewers say it emulates the artwork done during the original Joe Simon and Jack Kirby run so kudos to Duke Mighten and company. Overall, this was a fun read that I will definitely be coming back to.

  • 7.5
    Briton Dec 14, 2017

  • 7.0
    Snapfire Oct 14, 2017

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