And now it begins! Here's my very first entry in this year's A-Z Blogging Challenge. My oh-so-specific theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters. (It should probably be reversed, with "Modern-Day" coming before "Golden Age," since the Golden Age characters came first, but oh, well... I wanted to give the Golden Age top billing!)
For my "A" entry, I've chosen a hero called Amazing-Man (alter ego, John Aman). Delineated by artist Bill Everett, creator of the Sub-Mariner -- another hyphenated dude! -- Amazing-Man first appeared in Amazing-Man Comics number 5 (there were no Amazing-Man Comics #1-4!), in 1939.
In 1983's All-Star Squadron #23 (from DC), writer Roy Thomas and artist Jerry Ordway introduced a new Amazing-Man (complete with hyphen as a subtle nod to the 1939 original). They even named his alter ego Will Everett in honor of the original A-Man's creator, Bill Everett!
That's it for "A!" Tune in tomorrow for "B," and thanks for your time.