Saturday, 24 November 2012

Union Jack and The Freedom Five

Upon one of my many searches of the internet I came across this little gem! A bright shining star from 1976, Invaders issue #7, to be precise. To be honest I didn't even know they existed, very briefly it seems, but exist they did.

In 1976 The Freedom Five were introduced to the world of Marvel. They were a group of costumed heroes that fought against the Germans in world war one. There seems to be conflicting information to what war they were actually in, world war one, or two, The invaders were in WWII, where The Freedom Five appeared.

The team had heroes representing three different countries, allied against the Germans. From the UK you had Union Jack, The Silver Squire, and Sir Steel, from America you had The Phantom Eagle, and from France you had The Crimson Cavalier.

Alas they only appeared in three issues, but I now feel the need to track these issues down.

I also found this excellent piece of art by Geoff Isherwood of The Freedom Five.

2 comments:

  1. What three issues would those be? I thought it was only that one panel shot in Invaders 7. And they were definitely WWI - their appearance in Invaders were only in flashback.

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  2. Alas it was just the one solitary issue of The Invaders, issue #7, but they were also in the 'Marvel Universe Handbook', and 'Invaders Classic', which was probably a reprint of issue 7.

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