Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z: Zebra



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

The Zebra first showed up in Pocket Comics #1, from Harvey Comics in 1941. His alter ego was John Doyle, a criminal lawyer framed by politicians and sent to jail. I like the way the blurb above says that The Zebra "battles criminals outside the law." Isn't that the way all criminals operate, technically?

A new Zebra, a/k/a Zebura, premiered -- as close as I can discover --  in something called Nidaime no Shigoto #123, a Japanese comic!




I'd like to thank all my new readers and followers, most of whom started with me early and kept up with me through the A to Z Challenge! I've enjoyed your blogs too, and have added most to my blogroll.

Thanks for your time, especially those who've read all 26 of my entries this month!



33 comments:

  1. Well done on finishing the challenge on more characters I've never heard of! Zebra in varying forms is a recurring theme today... understandably.

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos



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    1. Can't wait to see what you chose on your blog. Zebra, or something else.

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  2. Yay! Great job completing the A to Z challenge!

    Oh my goodness You have a manga character today. One of the Four Heavenly Kings in the manga/anime Toriko.

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    1. Gotta admit, manga knowledge is not my strong point.

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    2. They have some pretty great story lines. From kid friendly all the way to erotic. Manga runs the gambit. Maybe next year's A to Z?

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    3. Wow, I'd have to do a LOT of research!

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  3. The second looks far more menacing. Yeah, I think that's pretty much the definition of a criminal haha Congrats on making it through too.

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    1. Thanks. I'll be checking out your A post soon. :)

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  4. Congrats on making it all the way through! I've enjoyed getting to know this artform through your posts.

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  5. The original Zebra must have been shot at a lot by the police, thinking him an escaped prisoner! Thanks for visiting my blog these past days and chatting. Don't be a stranger, hear?

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  6. The Zebra... no where to hide, particularly with those fetching orange boots and cape! Now it's times to relax and celebrate!

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  7. The Zebra looks a little like the Hamburgler. Congrats on your final A to Z post!

    @WeekendsinMaine
    Weekends in Maine

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  8. Thought your theme was very nostalgic and fun! Perhaps the Zebra operates outside of the law to get the criminals? Congrats on finishing the AtoZ and I hope to be hearing more from you!
    Revisit the Tender Years with me at
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. I've really liked your posts this month and identified with most of them.

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  9. Congratulations on getting through A to Z! I learned a lot about comics from you this month.

    And yes, there are unfortunately a lot of dishonest people out there who know how to operate "outside the law."

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    1. And congratulations back at you. Thanks for some great comments, too.

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  10. Congratulations on completing the challenge!
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

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    1. Thanks, and thanks for checking out my blog.

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  11. Congrats on finishing and with one I have never heard of...not sure about his outfit which is a bit Sigfried and Roy

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  12. Zebra's a popular word for Z. (I was going to say "today", but I'm a day late.) Congrats on making it to the end.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity and Unicorn Bell

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    1. Yes, it was.

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. Perhaps Zebra was just trying to stay true to his costume?

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  14. That's what I'd call an outfit to be buried in :D

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  15. When I saw the name I was like, "There is two of them?"

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    1. There weren't a lot of Z entries in comics history.

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