In modern times, comic book superheroes tend to view armed conflict with a healthy dose of skepticism regardless of which side they're on. But that wasn't the case during World War II, when costumed do-gooders from Superman all the way down to the lowliest nobody of a crime fighter eagerly signed up to wallop the Axis powers on behalf of Uncle Sam. And hey, if they had to deal in period racism to get the job done, who were we to question that? So just in time for Memorial Day, here's a gallery of vintage WWII-era Golden Age comic book covers showing our heroes fighting the Nazis and the Japanese on behalf of Uncle Sam. Many of these images were sourced from the excellent Digital Comic Museum -- check 'em out!
Here's another free desktop background inspired by the Golden Age of Comics. I pulled this one together using various images from the Captain Midnight comic books of the 1940s. The original image is 1920×1080, and clicking on the smaller one below will take you to my Flick page. There you can choose from other sizes to meet your needs! Captain Midnight started as a radio show in 1938, and was one of the most popular programs of the era. Fawcett published the comic book from June 1942 until September 1948, although its Captain Midnight shared little in common with the radio character. Related articles Free Wallpaper Friday: Classic Batman and Robin Captain Marvel Flies In Captain Marvel Jr's Wake The Messed-Up History of Marvel's 'Captain Marvel' and Why It Doesn't Matter