Friday, June 18, 2010

Mr. Condor goes to Washington

As mentioned before, the Black Condor was a beautifully drawn, wonderfully off-beat Golden Age character from the aptly named Quality Comics (Plastic Man, Blackhawk and many others).

Shortly after the character's unspeakably bizarre origin, he found himself taking the place of a recently deceased U.S. senator. As a result, the Black Condor was more likely to take on corrupt politicians and greedy industrialists than to battle super villains.

If Frank Capra had made comics, it might have looked something like this:

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