The American Eagle
was a fictional superhero
from the Golden Age of Comics
. He first appeared in Exciting Comics
#25 (February 1942), published by Better Comics, a part of Nedor Comics
. American Eagle has been briefly revived two separate comics publishers, first by AC Comics
, and then by writer Alan Moore
as part of his Tom Strong
comics and its spin-off Terra Obscura.
American Eagle was the secret identity of scientist Tom Standish. While performing experiments for the US government, he was accidentally exposed to a mysterious black ray. The ray gave him the powers of the Bald Eagle
--flight, strength and (of course) patriotism. Standish used his powers to fight the Nazis
and other enemies during World War II
. He was accompanied by his young companion Bud Pierce who, as "Eaglet", had powers similar to the American Eagle.
Nedor Comics bibliography
The American Eagle appeared in Exciting Comics
22-27, 29-38, 40-47, and 49-50; The Fighting Yank
#18; and America's Best Comics
(not to be cofused with the later DC Comics imprint
) 2, 6, 7, 10-12, and 14. The American Eagle's origin was explained in America's Best Comics
#2 (September 1942).
AC Comics has reused the Golden Age American Eagle in their revival of the Nedor Comics superheroes. He has appeared in issues of The Fighting Yank
, set during the 1950s.
America's Best Comics/DC
The Golden Age version of the America Eagle was also revived by Alan Moore
for his Tom Strong
comics,... Read More