Thursday, April 21, 2016

R: Ragman


Here's yet another entry in my A-Z Challenge for the month of April. My theme: Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters.

The Ragman first appeared in Cat-Man Comics #1, 1940, from Holyoke. He was really Jay Garson, Jr.  Jay had no powers, but he disguised himself as a derelict to fool criminals! (Pretty spiffy suit, for a derelict...)

DC's Ragman premiered in Ragman #1, in 1976. His real name was Rory Regan. He had "the agility of a world class acrobat, the strength of a circus strongman and the fighting ability of a heavy weight prize fighter."


Thanks for your time.

23 comments:

  1. Ragman is another new one to me! The mind boggles at the creator's imagination!

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos


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  2. Some how The Ragman doesn't really strike fear in me. Sounds like an ocd janitor or something lol

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    1. And his thighs look like Easter eggs in that second drawing...

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  3. Ragman is kind of a funny character that should be in that movie with Ben Stiller and William H Macy:)

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  4. Ha! I do love the patchwork outfit :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  5. Really I never knew this guy , curious cause I read a lot of comics !

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    1. He's still around but they don't use him much at all.

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  6. Don't know this guy (so what's new?) but coming here with a 'clean slate' have to say Ragman does NOT strike me as a name of a guy who is a super strong, acrobatic, hot bod type of dude. Makes me think of rag dolls in floppy hats.

    They're not the preferred toys of the current generation of children, of course but 1940's those dolls would have been around, What was the designer thinking? :)

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  7. His thighs really do like easter eggs :P I'd never heard of him.

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'll be checking out your blog soon.

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  8. DC's Ragman also looks like he could carry off a scary looking camouflage, if that's what's going on in the picture.

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    1. He looks like that all the time, but you're right. It would be excellent camouflage.

      A friend of mine used to purposely bump into kids at the mall wearing camouflage duds and say "Sorry, I didn't see you."

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  9. i love the newer look of ragman. he appeals to me. the costume makes him menacing despite the colorfulness of it. sort of like a creepy clown thing.

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  10. I really enjoyed the DC Ragman by Joe Kubert. :-)

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    1. It was well done. Too bad he never really caught on.

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