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U.S. Jones
Publication information
PublisherFox Feature Syndicate
First appearanceWonderworld Comics #28 (August 1941)
In-story information
Alter egoUnknown
AbilitiesExpert fighter, in excellent physical condition.

U.S. Jones is a superhero who first appeared in comic books from the Fox Feature Syndicate in August 1941.

Fall 1941 was a boom period for patriotic superheroes as the country prepared to enter World War II; during this period, comic book publishers also launched Miss Victory, Miss America, the Star-Spangled Kid, the Fighting Yank, the Flag, Captain Flag and Yank and Doodle, among others.[1]

Publishing history

Jones first appeared in Wonderworld Comics #28 in August 1941,[2] and later had his own short-lived comic title; the two issues of U.S. Jones came out in November 1941 and January 1942.[3] The character was created by writer Bob Farrell and artist Louis Cazeneuve.[2]

The character was never given an origin story or an identity other than his costumed one, although he was known as a secret agent for the United States government.[3] What made him different from the rest was the fact that, while other superheroes tried to start fan clubs from amongst their readers, he was calling children to action against America's enemies. The "U.S. Jones Cadets Membership Kit", which the readers sent away for, told the readers that democracy must be protected at all costs, and listed ten rules for members; these included keeping fit, conserving resources, and knowing one's neighbors, among other things. The pinback button issued as part of the membership kit is very rare, and sought after by collectors.[4]

In 2009, Dynamite Entertainment brought back U.S. Jones in their Black Terror miniseries; it is unknown whether or not this hero is part of Dynamite's Project Superpowers line.

Fictional biography

Fox Feature Syndicate

Nothing is known about the origins or identity of the costumed hero called U.S. Jones; he first appeared in 1941, fighting against America's enemies and actively encouraging citizens to do likewise. He has no powers or special weapons, but is in top physical condition. His costume, which has a stars-and-stripes theme, has the letters "US" on the front. He's assisted by a hobo named Grumbler.[5] He fought Nazis and fifth columnists.[3]

Dynamite Entertainment

At some point after World War II, Jones was entrapped in the mystical Urn of Pandora, along with scores of other heroes, by the misguided Fighting Yank. Decades later the Urn was broken and the heroes freed, and Jones found himself in an America that was drastically different from the one he remembered. What part this hero plays in the modern world remains to be seen.


  1. ^ Benton, Mike (1992). Superhero Comics of the Golden Age: The Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company. p. 52. ISBN 0-87833-808-X. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell, Kurt; Thomas, Roy (2019). American Comic Book Chronicles: 1940-1944. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 93. ISBN 978-1605490892.
  3. ^ a b c Mougin, Lou (2020). Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics. McFarland & Co. p. 47. ISBN 9781476638607.
  4. ^ Jones, Jonathon (2019). "U.S. Jones". Comic Book Superhero Collectible Pin-Back Buttons and Badges of the 1940s-1960s. Jonathon Jones. Retrieved 25 December 2020.
  5. ^ Nevins, Jess (2013). Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes. High Rock Press. pp. 140–141. ISBN 978-1-61318-023-5.