The American (comics)


''The American'' is an American
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series published in 1987 by
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. ''The American'' continued for eight regular issues, a special, a miniseries, and occasional stories in anthologies, through the mid-1990s. A collection of all the lead character's appearances was published in 2005. It was written by
Mark Verheiden Mark Verheiden (born March 26, 1956) is an American television, movie, and comic-book writer. He was a co-executive producer for the television series ''Falling Skies'' for DreamWorks Television and the TNT (U.S. TV network), TNT network. Career ...


Since the 1950s, The American has been a symbol of hope and strength for the American people. When a reporter decides to write a story about this apparently indestructible one man army, he discovers everything is not as it appears.


It was nominated for the 1988
Eisner Award The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, commonly shortened to the Eisner Awards, are prizes given for creative achievement in American comic book A comic book, also called comic magazine or (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) simply comic, is ...
for "Best New Series".


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''The American''
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