Today in the United States we celebrate Memorial Day! On this day we remember who served and died while defending our freedoms. No matter what your political party or how you feel about certain issues or policies, you must always defend and support those who have chosen to defend those ideals.
In the world of comic books, we have had some great men and women that have fought, bled and died fighting wrongs and defending our freedom.Here is my list of the best who served!
1. Sgt. Rock and Easy Co. - When you think war comics, you have to think Sgt. Rock! From Joe Kubert and Russ Heath to Frank Redondo and Billy Tucci, Sgt. Rock is everything a good soldier should be.
2. The Unknown Soldier - He can be anyone and has been everywhere. In the DCU, he killed Hitler in his bunker in Germany and that counts for something.
3. The Invaders - Captain America, Bucky, Human Torch, Toro and Sub Mariner put aside their differences and fought the Axis; super powered or not!
4. Sgt Fury - Not the most realistic war character, but certainly entertaining! For those who don't know, Nick Fury fought in World War Two. Go find some comics and check out the fun!
5. The Haunted Tank - One of the first war comics I ever got into. A tank that is haunted by a Confederate Civil War General so how can you go wrong!
The cover above is for Charlton's Fightin' Marines # 122. The first war comic i ever bought!
So that is my top 5! Obviously i couldn't list everything; The Losers, Gravedigger, Enemy Ace, the Weird War skeleton host, so i ask you... what is your favorite war or history related comic?