Friday, July 1, 2011

SUPER GREEN BERET "The Curtain Rises!"

From the skies over Korea to the jungles of Vietnam...
Never failing to capitalize on a pop culture trend, comics publishers, noticing the popularity of the hit single Ballad of the Green Berets (by Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler and Robin Moore) in 1966 quickly produced comics series featuring the elite Army unit.
Most were standard war comics, but one stood out from the rest for sheer weirdness...
What do you get when you combine...
1) Green Berets and the VietNam War
2) Teenagers...
3) SuperHeroes?
of course!
Using his new-found powers of teleportation, telepathy, telekinesis, transmutation, time travel, invulnerability, and super-strength, Tod decides to fight Enemies of Our Country, mostly in present-day Asia, but also traveling through time to the American Revolution and World War II, during his two-issue run!
Yes, it's as hokey as it sounds!
And, we'll be presenting it all to you over the next few months, whenever we're feeling in a playful mood...
Created by writer Otto Binder (who co-created the Golden Age Captain Marvel) and illustrator Carl Pfeufer, who was a busy artist in the Golden Age doing superhero and western strips at both Fawcett and Timely (Marvel Comics' predecessor).
Until next time...
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