Thursday, October 7, 2010
Golden Age Superheroes - Falcon
I'm presenting another obscure Marvel/Timely charter today, the Falcon. This is another of those frustrated officers of the law - in this case crusading district attorney Carl Burgess - who decides to circumvent the sluggish legal system and take the law into his own hands as a costumed vigilante. He elected to adopt an alter ego which would strike fear into the hearts of criminals near and far - the Falcon. Other than apparently being able to glide, the Falcon doesn't really have any other super powers. Just a trusty .45 caliber automatic with which to mete' out justice (yeah some of them actually shot the bad guys during the Golden Age - a more violent time I guess with the world at war). The Falcon appeared in only two issues of Timely's Daring Comics (#'s 5 & 6) before disappearing into comic book oblivion. I am not aware that Marvel has revived him in the modern age. The figure was fun from an artistic point of view. I used a Toy Biz Daredevil figure for the body coupled with a Captain America head. The hard part was the falcon on his chest, which I did freehand, as well as the belt and the designs on his gauntlets.