Friday, April 8, 2016

G: Gargoyle


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

The Gargoyle first appeared in Captain Aero #4, from Holyoke Comics, 1942. He was Dan Collins, described as a "playboy fashion plate." No powers. Just guns!

Today's Gargoyle is published by Marvel Comics. He was a transformed, elderly human named Isaac Christians, who first appeared in The Defenders #94, 1981.
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Thanks for your time.

24 comments:

  1. That is one I never knew either version of. Gargoyles, Disney show, I know of though haha

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    1. A friend of mine was a huge fan of the cartoon. I saw a few episodes and thought it was pretty good.

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  2. I've never come across either of these! Good to learn a little about them
    Debbie

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  3. Isn't there also an X-men related character who looks like a gargoyle but is not named a gargoyle?... I vaguely remember something like that.

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. Hm. Nightcrawler, maybe? Or even the Beast?

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  4. Ha, almost spotted a cousin of the Gorgon there! :) loved the image.

    Best,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  5. i have not come across this character before. it's interesting how they morph characters over time. i wonder if someone was filtering through the archives of characters and saw the original and thought, "how cool!" and decided to make his own verison of it.

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    1. It's very possible, with most if not all of my A to Z examples.

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  6. Dan Collins... THAT I didn't know.

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  7. I have a gargoyle in my yard. Of the two pictures here, I believe the second one can better keep the squirrels away.

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    1. Definitely. He's much more suited to the name.

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  8. With the older Gargoyle, it just doesn't seem right that a character with that name wouldn't get any powers. Why does a gargoyle need a gun? Just from he pictures, I like the more modern one.
    @DoreeWeller from
    Doree Weller’s Blog

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    1. I guess the first one thought his disguise made him sufficiently ugly. :)

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  9. That second dude might keep me awake tonight. I don't remember either of them. Very cool.

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    1. The second one was very well designed.

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  10. Woah. I love gargoyles. I didn't know they were also superheros - bad guys by the looks of 'em.

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  11. I loved the t.v show Gargoyles which was really quite good.

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    1. I saw a few episodes, too, and I liked it.

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  12. DC also has a Gargoyle, much different look and there is also the Grey Gargoyle, hmm that name likes its comics, lol.

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    1. That's right, I used to love the Grey Gargoyle's early battles with Thor!

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