Thursday, April 7, 2016

F: Falcon


Here's the "F" entry in my A-Z Challenge theme, "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."

The Falcon -- no origin ever given -- was fighting young assistant District Attorney Carl Burgess. (I always wondered if the character was named after Golden Age Human Torch artist Carl Burgos, but we'll probably never know.) He first appeared in Timely's Human Torch Comics #2, 1940, and had no super powers, but he could glide around a lot....

The modern-day Falcon is Sam Wilson, partner to Captain America. He first appeared in Captain America #117, 1969. At first, he was a trained athlete with a pet Falcon, Redwing, but he later gained the power of flight and developed an almost psychic bond with his pet.


Tomorrow? "G!"

Thanks for your time.

16 comments:

  1. I think I've actually heard of Falcon - but only able to glide around? What were his creators thinking? :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. The modern Falcon has the power of outright flight, anyway...

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  2. Never knew there was a second of him

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    1. Yep. Same company, similar take on the name.

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  3. No back story? No super powers? Lots of possibility.

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    1. Sorry. I tend to gloss over the modern-day characters in favor of the Golden Age heroes and villains.

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  4. I like that they gave the modern-day falcon wings- makes him look more bird-like.

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    1. When they first introduced the modern Falcon, he didn't have the wings, nor the power of flight. They called him Falcon mainly because of his trained pet falcon, Redwing.

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  5. Gliding as a "super" power. You don't hear about that one too much. I think I'd want full flying capabilities like the modern Falcon.

    @WeekendsInMaine
    Weekends In Maine

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  6. Will we ever gain the power of flight?

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    1. It would make so many things so much easier!

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  7. I know the Falcon who I always though was hip

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  8. Interesting to see the added diversity considering the name stayed with the company.

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