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Name Flag (The)
A.K.A. n/a
Secret ID. Jim Courtney
Type Costumed Hero
Affiliation/Team None
1st Appearance Our Flag Comics #2
Year 1941
Publisher Ace Magazines (Periodical House)
Country of origin USA

Jim Courtney was found as an infant on the doorstep of John Courtney, a crippled war veteran and flag maker known as "Old Glory". John discovered that Jim had an American flag birthmark. On his 21st birthday, Jim was visited by the spirits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and told that he had "the speed of the wind and the strength of a 100 men" as well as invulnerability to all weapons.

When traitors seek to destroy America, Jom dons a special patriotic uniform made for hum by "Old Glory" and goes forth as that hard-hitting, patriotic American to crush and destroy them. He left a star-spangled trail behind him whenever he ran. His birthmark glowed whenever somebody called the Flag for help. Jim now uses these powers to fight the enemies of America. If another person touches his birthmark, they can gain his powers.