The Invaders #15 (April 1977)
title: "God Save the King!"
writer: Roy Thomas
penciller: Frank Robbins
inker: Frank Springer
letterer: John Costanza
colorist: Don Warfield
editor: Roy Thomas
letter column: Roy Thomas
cover: Jack Kirby & Joe Sinnott
Alfie the Nazi spy, Adolf Hitler (behind the scenes)
The Crusaders have been made King George VI's Royal Guard, but they have been led to believe that the Invaders are Nazis. What's worse, they are dupes of true Nazis, and King George's life is in danger!
The Invaders are discussing whether it is a good idea for them to stop being the Honour Guard for King George VI in lieu of the Crusaders. The Human Torch and the Sub-Mariner do not trust them because they basically appeared out of nowhere the day before yesterday. Spitfire reminds them that all of the Invaders "came out of nowhere" initially. The Human Torch argues that they now all have years of experience, so they have earned England's trust. However, in the end, Spitfire is able to convince the others to give the Crusaders a chance, in spite of their concerns.
Although Roy had promised in The Invaders #18 to print letters regarding the Crusaders, no letters were printed in The Invaders #19 (or ever) regarding this issue.
Freedom of Information
- Although Spitfire is shown on the cover, she does not participate in the fighting.
- There is not now nor has there ever been an HMS Hornblower in His Majesty's Navy.