It is thought the minutemen took their name from Colonial Militia who set up a group of select men who would rapidly responded to any threat quickly. The Minutemen were formed in 1939 by Captain Metropolis an ex marine who wanted to put the efforts of a group of heroes to good use, Along with Silk Spectre (Sally Jupiter), who wanted to seek out fame, instead of working as a dancer and her agent Lanurence Schexnayder, who would later marry Sally Jupiter. The group consisted of eight crime fighters, Silhouette (Ursula Zandit), Mothman (Byron Lewis), Dollar Bill (unknown), Nite Owl (Hollis Mason), The Comedian (Edward Blake) and the Hooded Justice (Rolf Muller). During the forties each of these heroes where a sighing example of what made the world good, It even included the first masked hero in American history Hooded Justice a former strong man how used brute force to end crime sprees.
Lasting for just under a year before this fairy tale team began to split, it all started in 1940 at the hands of The Comedian, After their first photo shoot, Sally Jupiter went to powder her nose and was attacked and almost raped by the 16 year old Comedian, Who was stopped by the hooded justice. Lanurence convinced Sally not to press charges for the benefit of the group and The Comedian was forced to leave. Shortly after a fake relationship between Sally and Rolf was leaked to the press to cover up the real relationship, between Captain Metropolis and Hooded Justice. The seven members continued crime fighting.
It all started to end bloody with the death of Shilhouette, killed next to her lesbian lover, Dollar Bill died the same year in 1946 and soon after the Minute Men began to be questioned by the House of Un-American Activities Committee, Sally Jupiter took this chance to retire and married her Agent and the Hooded Justice vanished, Some say that the Comedian took this chance to kill his old college but that has never been confirmed. The Remaining four members decided to disband in 1949. But sadly this is not the end of woe for the Minutemen does not end there, After the team disbanded Mothman began to break down, mainly in part due to the questioning by Un-American Activities Committee, Turning to alcohol as a comfort and soon was placed in sanatorium in New England. In 1974 Captain Metropolis was beheaded in a car accident and then came the final blow During Halloween of 1985 Hollis Mason who had written a book about his time as the first Nite Owl and public announced the attempted rape of Sally by the Comedian was beaten to death in his own home by a bunch of Gang Members.
Only two remaining members of the Minutemen are left alive and one is missing, Sally is a retired mother to the new Silk Spectre, Moth Man is locked away and The Hooded Justice is considered missing but presumed dead, A sad end to a great hero team.
Minute Men At the Movies.
The Minute Men appeared in the recent movie, The movie was directed by Zack Snyder Director of 300. Snyder brought Watchman to life with his adaption that is almost straight from the comic, the film runs for a hundred and sixty three minutes. The scenes are almost directly from the comic. The minutemen appeared for only a short moment in the film to tell of the rape sence between Sally and Comedian and Sadly their stories where never really dived into, At the start of the film we are shown the fates of a few of the Minutemen: Mothman, Dollar Bill, and the Shilhouette most notably. All in all the movie is a great watch and worth the watch. They do bring bring the heroes from comic to the screen almost perfectly with a wide arrange of great cast. Listed below are those who played the Minutemen.