There are two comic books about the Spanish-American War but only one is a war comic. Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders (Avon) was published in 1950 and is typical war comic fare. There is no mention of yellow journalism and the imperialistic side of this war in this comic book.
I lived in San Antonio for five years and would often go to the Menger Bar in the Menger Hotel which was were Teddy Roosevelt recruited the Rough Riders. The Menger Hotel is supposed to be haunted and I often had a drink with the ghost of Sallie White. Well ghosts can’t actually drink but she kept me company but I was the only person who could see her. Sallie had some interesting observations as to how the hotel and especially the clientele had changed over the decades.
In 2016, the Rough Riders (Aftershock) were resurrected but this version of the Rough riders is clearly an example of speculative fiction and not a war comic and will be dealt with in the 11) War Comics plus Speculative Fiction part of this collection of articles.
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