|Yankee Clipper in blue with red gloves and boots|
No, this isn't about Joltin' Joe DiMaggio (who they used to call the Yankee Clipper, I believe)...this is about a character from a Marvel Comics mini-series called "The Lost Generation, by John Byrne and Roger Stern.
This was a very cool, twelve issue mini that started with issue #12 and counted down to #1. It was loosely told from a time traveler's point of view and the story bounced around through the time periods of just after World War II up until the early 1980s.
The series focused on a loosely organized hero team called The First Line who had adventures around the fringe of the Marvel Universe. In the final issue (#1, remember?) the entire team is killed and and a government conspiracy, covering up an invasion attempt by the shape-shifting aliens called Skrulls, explains why the group or it's members never were public knowledge.
Basically, the whole series was one, big, retcon (retroactive continuity).
But, that was o.k...it was still a fun series and John Byrne's artwork just can't be beat.
Stop back tomorrow for "Z" end.... :)