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.
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