REVIEW CORNER: Sgt. Flag # 3

By Francis Garbut

Sgt. Flag # 3 (2023)
Writer: Rik Offenberger
Artist: Gilbert Monsanto
Letterer: Mike W. Belcher
“Dossier: Sgt. Flag”
Writer: Rik Offenberger
Artist: Mel Ford
Letterer: Mike W. Belcher
This week I look at “Sgt. Flag # 3” from G-Man comics. This issue takes the paranormal factor to new heights as Flag heads out on a rescue mission to save Atomik Bombshell after alien lifeforce captures her after telling her she is an anomaly (Downright weird right from the start, but as usual, Rik Offenberger finds a way to make his plots exciting no matter what the premise is); The Sci-Fi aspect in this issue is a welcoming change of pace as it shows the right amount of range that makes G-Man Comics stand out among the top publishers.
Offenberger writes Sgt. Flag as Captain America with an edge but what I find fascinating is that he never overdoes it in fleshing him out as an over-the-top character with tons of bravado and attitude to match (Quite frankly, we’ve seen too many of those action heroes in the 80s and 90s) Still, instead, he brings out the best in his personality which truly makes him worthy of being a hero. Another G-Man comic that’s well-written and illustrated with precision (Offenberger and Gilbert Monsanto make the perfect team) but this particular issue shows that Sgt. Flag is the kind of character that Jack Kirby would absolutely be proud of and I feel like he would’ve had no problem giving him a stamp of approval.
Well, that’s it for me this week, Thanks for sticking around. I will see you all next time.