History ComicBook / UnknownSoldier

15th Jul '17 3:54:11 PM nombretomado
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The Unknown Soldier is a Creator/DCComics war hero created by Creator/RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern Franchise/DCUniverse titles.

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The Unknown Soldier is a Creator/DCComics war hero created by Creator/RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern Franchise/DCUniverse titles.



* BadassGrandpa: Garth Ennis's miniseries depicts the Unknown Soldier as a WW2 veteran who continued fighting for his country in military conflicts right up to then-present day of 1997.

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* BadassGrandpa: Garth Ennis's miniseries depicts the Unknown Soldier as a WW2 UsefulNotes/WW2 veteran who continued fighting for his country in military conflicts right up to then-present day of 1997.
24th Jun '17 7:22:06 PM timotaka
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* BadassGrandpa: Garth Ennis's miniseries depicts the Unknown Soldier as a WW2 veteran who continued fighting for his country in military conflicts right up to then-present day of 1997.
* BadassNormal: Most incarnations of the character has nothing supernatural about him.
20th May '17 7:13:00 PM nombretomado
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Since then, there have been a few more limited series and minis, including one in 1988 by Jim Owsley (aka [[Creator/ChristopherPriestComics Christopher Priest]]) and Phil Gascoine, which was popular with fans, though the characterization differed and may not actually be about the same character who fought in WWII. In 1997, a mini written by Creator/GarthEnnis and illustrated by Kilian Plunkett was released and portrayed a DarkerAndEdgier version of the character. It was released by VertigoComics and focused on a CIA agent trying to uncover the details about the Unknown Soldier.

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Since then, there have been a few more limited series and minis, including one in 1988 by Jim Owsley (aka [[Creator/ChristopherPriestComics Christopher Priest]]) and Phil Gascoine, which was popular with fans, though the characterization differed and may not actually be about the same character who fought in WWII. In 1997, a mini written by Creator/GarthEnnis and illustrated by Kilian Plunkett was released and portrayed a DarkerAndEdgier version of the character. It was released by VertigoComics Creator/VertigoComics and focused on a CIA agent trying to uncover the details about the Unknown Soldier.
3rd Feb '17 5:52:22 PM MelancholicMonkey
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Dysart's Vertigo series. Lwanga is killed by the Lord's Resistance Army, Joseph Kony continues his reign of terror and Uganda remains an unstable nation.]]
* DyingDream: [[spoiler: Lwanga has one after infiltrating Joseph Kony's camp and getting shot by a child soldier. In it, he survives getting shot at point blank range, charges into Kony's tent and brutally kills him. The Lord's Resistance Army all drop their weapons and Sera, Lwanga's wife, appears out of nowhere to tell him that his actions have bettered the world.]]


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* HopeSpot: Something of a minor one, but in Dysart's Vertigo series, the very last image is of a child soldier wrapping his face in bandages like the Unknown Soldier. Said child soldier is actually preparing to fight against the Lord's Resistance Army despite being outgunned. This scene may seem tragic, but it also serves as a reminder that there are people in war-torn nations fighting for ''positive'' change.
3rd Feb '17 5:40:47 PM MelancholicMonkey
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* ButNotTooForeign: Dr. Moses Lwanga. He was born in Uganda but moved to the U.S. with his parents at a young age and attended Harvard. When speaking, he sounds fully American.


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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Dr. Moses Lwanga. Introduced as a highly educated doctor and humanitarian but winds up waging a one-man war on the Lord's Resistance Army.


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* TragicDream: Lwanga's desire to hunt down and kill Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. While it seems feasible given Lwanga's extensive combat skills, [[spoiler: he is gunned down by a child soldier when trying to infiltrate his camp]].
31st Jul '16 2:57:36 PM nombretomado
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The Unknown Soldier is a DCComics war hero created by Creator/RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern DCUniverse titles.

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The Unknown Soldier is a DCComics Creator/DCComics war hero created by Creator/RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern DCUniverse Franchise/DCUniverse titles.
5th Jun '16 1:34:20 PM supergod
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The Unknown Soldier is a DCComics war hero created by RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern DCUniverse titles.

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The Unknown Soldier is a DCComics war hero created by RobertKanigher Creator/RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern DCUniverse titles.
5th Jun '16 12:56:13 PM moloch
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The Unknown Soldier is a DCComics war hero created by Robert Kanigher and JoeKubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern DCUniverse titles.

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The Unknown Soldier is a DCComics war hero created by Robert Kanigher RobertKanigher and JoeKubert Joe Kubert and borrows the name from the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Unknown_Soldier Tombs of the Unknown Soldier]] in the world. Originally a WorldWarII hero, the character debuted in ''Our Army at War'' #168 (June, 1966), featuring Comicbook/SgtRock. Figuring the character to be interesting enough, DC featured him in ''Star Spangled War Stories'' starting from issue #151 (June-July, 1970). Once the character had begun featuring exclusively in the comic, it was later renamed to ''Unknown Soldier'' and continued for 64 more issues, ending in October, 1982. The character has also made appearances in more modern DCUniverse titles.
30th Apr '16 11:43:34 AM DaibhidC
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In 2012, ''G.I. Combat'' vol 3 introduced the Comicbook/{{New 52}} version of the Unknown Soldier in a back up strip written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray with art by Dan Panosian. This version is initially introduced as an anonymous US soldier in present-day Afghanistan, before revealing that there are Unknown Soldiers dating back to Ancient Rome. Following the cancellation of ''G.I. Combat'', the Soldier joined the Comicbook/SuicideSquad.



* BandagedFace: Both incarnations.

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* BandagedFace: Both All incarnations.


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* TheWarOnTerror: In the {{New 52}} series.
4th Nov '15 8:46:37 AM moloch
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Since then, there have been a few more limited series and minis, including one in 1988 by Jim Owsley, aka Creator/ChristopherPriestComics, and Phil Gascoine, which was popular with fans, though the characterization differed and may not actually be about the same character who fought in WWII. In 1997, a mini written by Creator/GarthEnnis and illustrated by Kilian Plunkett was released and portrayed a DarkerAndEdgier version of the character. It was released by VertigoComics and focused on a CIA agent trying to uncover the details about the Unknown Soldier.

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Since then, there have been a few more limited series and minis, including one in 1988 by Jim Owsley, aka Creator/ChristopherPriestComics, Owsley (aka [[Creator/ChristopherPriestComics Christopher Priest]]) and Phil Gascoine, which was popular with fans, though the characterization differed and may not actually be about the same character who fought in WWII. In 1997, a mini written by Creator/GarthEnnis and illustrated by Kilian Plunkett was released and portrayed a DarkerAndEdgier version of the character. It was released by VertigoComics and focused on a CIA agent trying to uncover the details about the Unknown Soldier.
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