Captivating Cover: Fightin’ 5 Issue 28
Part Sgt. Rock, part Challengers of the Unknown, Charlton Comics’ Fightin’ 5 debuted the same year as our favorite Movable Fighting Man, and presaged the kind of unique unit that would later grace toy aisles as Real American Heroes. Festooned in brightly colored uniforms and made up of operatives of various backgrounds including American, French-American, Israeli and even a professional wrestler, the group was certainly ahead of its time. I can imagine pro-wrestler Tom-Tom (FF5) fitting right into the Joe team circa 1986. I’m amazed by that such a starkly designed cover would date all the way back to the mid 60s.