Top 10 Underrated American Patriotic Super Heroes

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5. General Glory

Other heroes were devised in order to try replicating the success of Captain America. Not too many were actually parodies of him.

There’s not much room for debate concerning what Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis were trying to do with General Glory. Secretly Joseph Jones, the General got his powers of superhuman strength and durability while serving as a soldier in World War II. He wasn’t the product of science, but rather magic, or maybe just serious belief in his country. Jones powered up by saying:

"Lady of Liberty, hear my plea. For the land of the brave and the home of the free!"

Take that, Green Lantern oath! Rendered an amnesic during modern times, Jones rediscovered his heroic heritage with a little help from Guy Gardner. He joined the Justice League during the “Bwah-ha-ha!” era and mostly helped out by annoying enemies into wanting to take him out thanks to his incessant sermonizing.

The one thing General Glory couldn’t do was stand up to the ravages of time. There was a reason Steve Rogers held up so well over the years; namely, that he skipped most of them by spending decades in suspended animation. Jones wasn’t so lucky, and he died of old age when not in his General Glory persona. Yet he was able to pass on the powers at least once, and maybe someone in the New 52 will ask Lady Liberty for help one of these days.

Also, does anyone know what happened to his sidekick, Ernie the Battling Boy?

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