Wednesday, April 13, 2016

K: King


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

The King -- a/k/a King Standish -- was a crime-fighting, non-powered millionaire playboy who first appeared in 1940's Flash Comics #3 from National Periodicals (DC).

A new King first appeared -- as far as I could find -- in The King #1 from Jet City Comics, as recently as 2015. I couldn't find much information about him, sorry.



Thanks for your time.

16 comments:

  1. Seems all heroes with no powers are millionaires and look good. Never heard of him either.

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    1. I guess being a millionaire is so boring otherwise, you have to fight crime to find any excitement. Yeah, right...

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    2. Hey! This library computer won't let me comment on your blog, Pat! The others are fine, though!

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  2. wow, he reminds me of batman kinda. playboy, nonpowered, crimefighter, really rich. don't know his background, but there has to be something dark and sinister in his past to make him want to fight crime.

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    1. There were a lot of "bored millionaires" in the 1940s who had nothing better to do than fight crime, it seems. Batman was one of the first, if not the first.

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  3. The original King looks more royal. Looks as if you're doing great with the challenge.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yeah, I had all my entries done before April began. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. All of those crime-fighting millionaire playboys... we need more of them :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  5. I think I once read on a t-shirt "Cash is King" does that apply here? :)

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  6. I think the king went from playboy to player. LOL The original puts me in mind of Bat Masterson.
    Revisit the Tender Years with me during the #AtoZChallenge at Life & Faith in Caneyhead!

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    1. I love the old Bat Masterson TV show with Gene Barry.

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  7. How about a crime fighting billionaire heiress or socialite?

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    1. There were some female crime-fighters back in the Golden Age, too. Some were actresses, some were socialites.

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  8. Once again, love the original King...I bet he could dance too.

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