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Super-American is a Superhero from The Golden Age of Comic Books, created by Jefferson Starr and published by Fiction house in Fight Comics #15-18.

It's the beginning of the United States entering World War II. In desperation, scientist Allan Bruce tries to contact Americans of the future. Luckily, he finds some from a time where everybody has superpowers. The future President sends back one man, a citizen hungry for adventure. As "Super-American," this man becomes hero to the US of the past.

The character was revived in Project Superpowers. Tropes relating to that version go there.


This comic contains examples of:

  • Arch-Enemy: Tyrannus, Super-American's sole recurring foe.
  • Captain Patriotic: It's in the name.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Super-American can fly due to an anti-gravity belt, and has Super Strength and is Immune to Bullets because of an invincible fabric. This leads to him being Brought Down to Normal in one issue when the baddies take his suit.
  • Flying Brick: Super-American comes from a future where everybody is this.
  • Karma Houdini: Vultro flees in an airplane while Super-American isn't looking, promising to continue his plans of conquest.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dr. Bruce and his son are both killed by the baddies in Fight Comics #18.
  • The Mole: The secondary antagonists of Fight Comics #17 are some Nazi spies masquerading as a wealthy scientist's help, who notify an admiral of the scientist being in his area.
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  • A Nazi by Any Other Name: The main antagonists of the first two issues are an unnamed European dictatorship who are lead by a charismatic madman with distinctive facial hair, wear brown military uniforms, and want to conquer all of Europe. It then switches to Those Wacky Nazis.
  • Protagonist Title
  • Thematic Rogues Gallery: Super-American fought military commanders out to invade the United States, as befits his codename.