Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V: Vigilante


Here's the "V" listing for the A-Z Blogging Challenge! And the theme is, "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."

Greg Sanders (changed to "Saunders" in the 1990s for some damned reason) was DC Comics' first Vigilante. A modern-day cowboy and radio star, he rode a motorcycle and fought crime with his twin six-guns, He first appeared in Action Comics #42, 1941.


A totally different Vigilante, Adrian Chase, showed up in The New Teen Titans Annual #2, published by DC in 1983.  A newer version of that character, Dorian Chase, was introduced in Nightwing vol. 2, #133, 2007.

Both the  Greg Sanders/Saunders Vigilante and the latter-day, costumed Vigilantes have appeared in modern times.

And thanks for your time.

25 comments:

  1. Wow, wasn't $1.25 pricey for 41? Happy to see just dues to artist though :)

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    1. The one with the $1.25 price tag was from 1983. And higher prices rarely mean the artist is getting more. It's generally the publisher. :)

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  2. Love the first version! Too crazy - a motorbike riding cowboy an radio star with guns to boot! :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. He played a guitar and sang on the radio!

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  3. I've seen the Cowboy one in the Justice League Unlimited cartoon

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    1. See? They're still using both versions! So we can't really call this a reboot.

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  4. Dig the cowboy heroes... really!

    Welcome in the letter "V"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
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    1. Yup, I've been following Hollywood Nuts and enjoying the vintage ads.

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  5. You know you have naming problems when you actually codename a character "Vigilante." :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  6. True. Superheroes are all vigilantes, aren't they?

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  7. I like the Old West Vigilante the best ... and he did well in the animated Justice League, too. :-)

    Secretary of State Ross calls Captain America a vigilante in the latest movie ... easy to call names AFTER Steve Rogers saved millions of lives by taking out the hellicarriers manned by Hydra, right?

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    1. Exactly. But as Batman said in The Dark Knight Returns, "Of course we're criminals. We've always been criminals."

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    2. (Or words to that effect. I'm working from memory.)

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  8. i like the newest one the best. there is something creepy cool about him. that and the mask is a V.

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  9. Old version for sure. I came here looking for silver fox, animal, or even a silver fox, human, but comics wee here instead! ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    1. Hope I didn't disappoint you. The Silver Fox is a nickname one of my readers gave me years ago.

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  10. Maybe it became Saunders because someone realized he's of British ancestry. Though I guess it would be Sounders.

    Love,
    Janie

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  11. Ah, I love this. I used to collect comics. It's so interesting to see how they evolve.

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  12. I love the gunslinging style of the Vigilante better than the newer version.

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