A flag-waving hero timeline; only the major Americanthemed heroes are allowed, or we’d be here all day…
1940 The Shield MLJ/Archie Comics
Strong, fast, tough patriotic hero, powered by chemicals and x-rays; works for the FBI, has a boy companion called Dusty, and a costume built around a huge shield-shaped chest logo.
1940 Uncle Sam Quality Comics/DC
This Will Eisner creation was initially portrayed as the ghost of a dead soldier from the Revolution, fighting alongside his sidekick Buddy; DC acquired him in the ’50s and his origin has changed many times.