TOMAHAWK Fights The War of Independence – in Comic Books!

There weren’t very many comic-book heroes (super or otherwise) whose adventures took place during the Revolutionary War era. In fact, I can only think of one – DC’s Tomahawk, who made his four-color debut in Star-Spangled Comics #69 back in 1947. Tomahawk fought not only the British, but Indian co-conspirators in the pages of Star-Spangled and World’s Finest, getting his own book in 1950, which had a 140 issue run until folding in 1972.

Writer Ed France Herron and artist Fred Ray produced the bulk of Tomahawk’s tales, and being a comic book there were some sci-fi elements added during the 50’s, and campy super villains in the 60’s. Tomahawk even introduced America’s first superheroine Miss Liberty, a frontier nurse by day who fought alongside Tomahawk in 22 issues. In honor of the July 4th holiday, here’s a gallery of covers chronicling the thrilling stories of Tomahawk:



Celebrate Independence Day with Ray Charles and “America the Beautiful”

Today is the 4th of July, American Independence Day, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off the festivities than watching the great Ray Charles sing “America the Beautiful” at Game 2 of the 2001 World Series:

Happy 242nd birthday, America! Have a safe 4th of July celebration from Cracked Rear Viewer!

Happy Birthday America- You Rock!


It’s the 240th birthday of the United States of America, birthplace of liberty, baseball… and rock and roll! To celebrate, here’s three distinctly AMERICAN artists with some distinctly AMERICAN music!

Let’s start with Grand Funk Railroad, heavy metal forefathers, singing about life on the road with their hard rockin’ 1973 hit “We’re an American Band”:


Next, The Charlie Daniels Band doing their 1980 anthem “In America”:

And finally, who better than America’s King of Rock’n’Roll, Elvis Presley, and his stirring “An American Trilogy” from the 1973 TV special ALOHA FROM HAWAII:

Enjoy your birthday, America! Everyone have a safe and Happy 4th of July!

happy family standing on the hill and watching the fireworks

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