Alias


Colonel Flag
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Colonel Flag I

Richard Montgomery Flag


Colonel Flag II

Richard Rogers "Rick" Flag Jr.


Occupation
Soldier
Legal Status

Colonel Flag I

Deceased citizen of the United States.


Colonel Flag II

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Colonel Flag I

United States


Colonel Flag II

United States


Group Affiliation

Colonel Flag I

Suicide Squad


Colonel Flag II

Suicide Squad


Base of Operations

Colonel Flag I

Mobile


Colonel Flag II

Belle Reve Prison, Louisiana


Height
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Weight
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Eye Color
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Hair Color
Brown
Known Powers
Normal human with skills as a soldier and military leader.
Accessories
Military and civilian weapons.
Common Enemies
|
Regularly Appearing

Colonel Flag I

The Brave and the Bold Vol. 1


Colonel Flag II

Suicide Squad Vol. 1


First Appearance

Colonel Flag I

The Brave and The Bold Vol. 1 #25 (Sept. 1959).


Colonel Flag II

Legends Vol. 1 #1 (Nov. 1986)


Creator

Colonel Flag I

Robert Kanigher & Ross Andru


Colonel Flag II

John Ostrander, Len Wein & John Byrne


Origin

During World War II the first Suicide Squad was formed of disaffected soldiers as ready to fight one another as they were the enemy. This changed after the squadron was put under the command of Captain Richard Montgomery Flag, who honed the team into a efficient fighting unit.


By war's end, Captain Flag was promoted to a colonel and he was given command of the newly formed Task Force X.


After serving in the war Colonel Flag married Karen Jace. The two had a son named Richard Rogers Flag, who would be orphaned by the age of 10.


After graduating from West Point Military Academy the junior Flag became a test pilot and joined the astronaut program. While training as an astronaut, Flag fell in love with Karin Grace, a flight nurse specializing in space medicine. Flag's astronaut career came to an end when he was recruited to command a newly re-formed Suicide Squad.


Under Flag's command the Suicide Squad dealt with unusual threats - from aliens to monsters to time-traveling criminals. After a final disastrous mission the Suicide Squad was disbanded and disavowed by the government.


It wasn't until years later that the Suicide Squad would once again be re-formed, utilizing incarcerated super-criminals, under the command of Colonel Rick Flag.


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