Fighting American (Awesome)

 FIAA   (Awesome, 1997)

™ and ©1997 Joe Simon and Jack Kirby

Fighting American was originally created in the 1950s by the team of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby as a humorous send-up of their more famous star-spangled creation, Captain America. In the original series, John Flagg and his crew battled such Cold War baddies as “Hotsy Trotsky” and “Poison Ivan.”

In 1997, Fighting American fell into the hands of Rob Liefeld, who had departed early from his engagement as artist on Captain America (Vol. 2), and was left with a stack of unused pages depicting a shield-slinging do-gooder. When Marvel threatened legal action over Liefeld’s “creation” Agent America, he licensed Fighting American from Joe Simon and relaunched the forgotten title. Fans of Liefeld’s big artwork and unsubtle approach to storytelling (or anyone who was sorry to see him leave Captain America) will get what they came for.

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#1 Variation A

  8/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
2 copies available from $2.50
Variant cover by Stephen PlattJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#1 Variation B

  8/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.25
4 copies available from $1.75
Variant Cover by Ed McGuinnessJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#1 Variation C

  8/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
No copies available
Comics Cavalcade Variant Cover by Rob LiefeldJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#1 Variation D

  8/1/1997
  $15.95
  $9.50
2 copies available from $5.99
Gold Logo Variant Close-Up Cover by Rob LiefieldJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#1 Variation E

  8/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
2 copies available from $1.25
Variant Cover by Ian ChurchillJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#1 Variation F

  8/1/1997
  $2.50
  $3.00
1 copy available for $3.00
Variant Close-Up Cover by Rob LiefieldJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#1 Variation G

  8/1/1997
  $2.50
  $7.50
2 copies available from $5.00
Gold Logo Comics Cavalcade Variant Cover by Rob LiefeldJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#2

  10/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.50
4 copies available from $1.99
 Jeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#2 Variation A

  1/1/1998
  $2.50
  $3.50
3 copies available from $1.99
Fighting American overshadowed by skullJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#2 Variation B

  1/1/1998
  $0.00
  $2.50
No copies available
Variant cover; SPICE cover; Limited to 2500 copiesJeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt

#3

  12/1/1997
  $2.50
  $2.75
1 copy available for $3.00
 Jeph Loeb, Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld

Ashcan #1

  1/1/1997
  $1.00
  $63.00
1 copy available for $94.99
Title on cover set as Agent America; American Entertainment ExclusiveRob Liefeld, Jeph LoebRob Liefeld, Stephen Platt, Jon Sibal, Don Skinner, Andy Troy