Monster of the Day #1161

Jurassic World comes out this week (I think). I’m an old fart who hates anything new, and the whole genetically engineered dinos makes me tired, like something from a SyFy original movie. At least its only two hours and change, which is fairly short these days. For the record, I do like Chris Pratt, and the trained ‘Raptors could be fun. Meh, anyway.

So…dinosaur comics! Wheeeeeeee!

  • Gamera977

    I appreciate his patriotism but his get-up looks even more impractical than Captain America’s. And is the dinosaur trying to tear the young lady’s panties off? I mean is it a Japanese dinosaur???
    Speaking of America and dinosaurs makes me think of the dinosaur park up at Natural Bridge, Va where the guy has the concrete dinos chasing Union troops around. Seems he’s closed everytime I’m in the area though. Foamhenge, which he also built is worth a visit. It’s a perfect replica of Stonehenge built out industrial Styrofoam insulation.

  • Flangepart

    Yanks Vs. Dinos…must wonder if that guy read this comic.
    Mind you, a 54 cal. mini ball would take a raptor down, fer sure.

  • Luke Blanchard

    Fighting Yank belongs to a sub-type of US patriotic hero that wore Revolutionary War-themed costumes. Others like this were DC’s Mr America/Americommando and Harvey’s Spirit of ’76. Fighting Yank got his powers through his cloak, which was originally that of an ancestor who died on a mission for George Washington.
    All the stories I’ve read with this character had a sequence where he got in trouble and was saved by the ghost of his ancestor. He’s a rare example of a superhero who came with his own deus ex machina.

  • The Fighting Yank. Battling the enemies of Liberty. With a rock.

    A patriotic rock.

    Despite the corny costume and lack of visible superpowers, FY here has Captain America beat in the sidekick department. Wowzers.

  • Luke Blanchard

    The issue can be read at Comic Book Plus. There is a Fighting Yank story with dinosaurs, but they don’t get much panel time. Miss Masque, the heroine on the cover, appears in a separate story and doesn’t wear that costume.

    The cover is signed ‘Xela’. This was Alex Schomburg. His wartime covers for Marvel are well-remembered, and he also painted the STARTLING COMICS #49 cover, with the Bender-like robot.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I think there needs to be an investigation. That Patriot is using and under inflated rock.

  • Gamera977

    It’s not just a rock it has the power of Good Ol’ American Rock & Roll…

    I was worried Miss Masque might be Miss Redcoat trying to corrupt the Fighting Yank…

  • Gamera977

    A musket would make more sense than a rock!

  • Flangepart

    Well, it coulda beena rock-lobsta!

  • Rock Baker

    I got to draw Miss Masque a time or two. She, as well as Fighting Yank, were among the golden age characters incorporated by AC Comics. I even got to write and draw a couple of stories for her actually set in the 40’s, and using this same uniform. True, I never got to draw her fighting a dinosaur, but there’s always Dinosaur Girl for that…

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  • Ericb

    So, a comic about Tom and Gisele Brady?

  • Eric Hinkle

    Ah, the Fighting Yank! I actually have a RPG book around the house that talks about him and the other characters from that company in an alternate universe where Lovecraft turned to writing for the superhero comics.

    And as for Jurassic World, so long as we don’t get lectured and we get to see dinosaurs running amok and eating people, I’ll be happy.

  • So the cover lies. Figures.

    Still, I think I might toddle over to Comic Book Plus and give the Fighting Yank and co. a gander. Some of those old comics are really entertaining.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  • Rodford Smith

    Minnie ball, named after the Frenchman who invented it. They were definitely not mini! :-)