The military in comic books: Superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of our armed forces for decades. They frequently recreate the actions of presidents, military leaders, and soldiers. From Captain America punching Hitler in the jaw on his very first cover, to The Punisher surviving the battle of Firebase Valley Forge, there are countless instances when the military has crossed over to the pages of comic books.
Discover the super soldiers: Each chapter revisits military comic book characters and compares them to personal stories from Inman’s military career. Describing superhero soldiers from DC comics and Marvel comics, including lesser-known characters lost to time.
Jason Inman demonstrates vividly and entertainingly how the superhero pantheon is firmly rooted in the disciplines, lore, and traditions of American combatants throughout history.
―Dan Aykroyd, actor/writer of Ghostbusters and The Blues Brothers
Finally, someone takes a deep dive into two of our best American institutions. From Captain America to the rest of this elite unit, get ready to salute!
―Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The First Conspiracy
Super Soldiers is a hell of a fun book and with it, Jason Inman has written a love story to soldiers, to comic book heroes, and to his country. Witty, fast-paced, and nerdy (I mean learned) on his subject, Inman is a perfect guide for a deep dive into the interwoven mythologies of American warriors and pop culture.
―Anthony Swofford, former US Marine and author of Jarhead
Jason Inman’s Super Soldiers is a brilliant examination of fictional service enlisted in very real wars. A topic near and dear to my heart and one chapter in you’ll realize that Inman’s words are ALL heart..
―Mitch Gerads, co-author of Mister Miracle and The Sheriff of Babylon
Drawing from his own military experience and his clear love of comic books, Jason Inman crafts a heartfelt and humorous (though no less gloriously nerdy) overview of superheroes who have served their country.
―Joseph Mallozzi, writer/executive producer of Dark Matter, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe