Un tendre hommage à la combattante de la Résistance Française…
By PETER BOSCH
Veterans Day, celebrated Nov. 11 every year, is known as Remembrance Day in other countries. In France, it is known as Armistice Day. (It originally marked the end of World War I — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.)
France was a major fighter against Germany in both World Wars and, when the country was overtaken by the Nazis in WWII, La Résistance was a force in helping the Allies. To honor all of those patriots, here are 13 COVERS (and images) saluting one of comics’ most famous characters of the Resistance, Mademoiselle Marie, co-created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist Jerry Grandenetti in Star Spangled War Stories #84 (Aug. 1959).
Hasbro even added her to their G.I. Joe line in 2002. The images on the packages were by Joe Kubert:
Now on to the 13 COVERS, mes amis…
— VETERANS DAY: The Fabulous ARMY MAGAZINE Art of WILL EISNER and MURPHY ANDERSON. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A VETERANS DAY Salute With SGT. ROCK. Click here.
13th Dimension contributor-at-large PETER BOSCH’s first book, American TV Comic Books: 1940s-1980s – From the Small Screen to the Printed Page, was published by TwoMorrows. He is currently at work on a sequel, about movie comics. Peter has written articles and conducted celebrity interviews for various magazines and newspapers. He lives in Hollywood.