Monday, April 11, 2016

I: Iron Munro


Here's the latest entry in my A-Z Challenge. My theme (as you ought to know by now if you've been paying attention) is "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."

Iron Munro, who debuted in 1941 in  Army & Navy Comics #1, from Street & Smith, has been described as "a strapping young lad, a two-fisted adventurer of the future who flies from planet to planet doing good and fighting against evil." Whatta guy, huh?

Today's Iron Munro is a DC character, first appearing in Young All-Stars #1, in 1987. When DC changed their continuity and established that Superman never existed during the 1940s -- don't ask -- Iron Munro was created so they'd have someone similar around back then!


Thanks for your time.

14 comments:

  1. Hahaha XD How creative... Never heard about him (I don't read that much DC)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  2. That is one I never heard of with either incarnation

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    1. Some of my entries will be little known characters.

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  3. No don't know this one! And how can anyone take a hero called Iron Munro seriously? :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  4. Hello Silver Fox! I wonder if the first one had some special powers that allowed him to survive the poisonous gases while traveling between planets.

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    1. Golden Age comics weren't always very scientifically accurate. The original Human Torch once flew to Jupiter in a matter of hours. His body was aflame for the entire trip.

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  5. What's with the white pants?? He reminds me a little of Aquaman. Superman, who was created in Canada from what I have read, existed in the 30's. Why must they always fiddle with this.

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    1. It's a very long story, and it has to do (somewhat) with the fact that most characters in comics don't age. So if Superman had been around since 1938 in the comics universe, he'd be in his 90s now.

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  6. Wow. The name, to me, sounds like some nickname from a gym. He'd be the guy that could bench press my sister and I at the same time.

    Though being a space traveler makes him kinda cool.

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    1. Yeah! Or maybe a professional wrestler?

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  7. OH, too cool! I work for Munro's Uniform Services! Quite a coinkidink.
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

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    1. Nice coincidence. I've been enjoying your posts, by the way.

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