To me, it is the one of the eras that I'm most familiar with and one of my favorite is Golden Age Green Hornet and I have about 15-20 issues of that Comic Book in random order and this Comic Book below was the first Green Hornet Book that I collected.
It's was great story back then and it's still is and I have fond memories reading these stories and I would like Members here to share some of your favorite Golden Age Characters ... It's can be a Hero, Villain, Supporting Cast Member, and anything that you like even a Pet Character that you like so much. I just loved the Golden Age Green Hornet and I was wondering if anyone here like him too?
I'm talking about characters from the 1930's to 1950's and doesn't matter if the character appeared in the late 50's and early 60's if you felt it was important to you.
I'm curious what you take on this?
So, let's get cracking and share some of your favorites here.
I'm not good on Artists Names and all but I often use this as a wallpaper for my PC and it's one of my favorite pictures of Green Hornet and Kato. I love the books from Dynamite Comics and they are excellent reading materials for all Green Hornet Fans.
I loved this picture of Green Hornet done by Alex Ross.
I loved the Hornet profile on that Mask done in lighter shade of Green.
I'm thinking of getting that Book if the price is right.
Post by tingramretro on Jan 7, 2017 17:22:17 GMT -5
Jay Garrick, the original Flash, is my all time favourite American comics character. I love the fact that he's just so optimistic and uncomplicated. He's a hero just because he's a nice guy, no other explanation needed!
I know him almost entirely from his first appearance in Sensation Comics 1 but it's enough to sell me on the guy.
His gimmick is simple - he cannot not be perfect at everything he attempts. Put a bow and arrow into his hands for the first time and he'll become a master archer in seconds; give him a copy of Grey's Anatomy and enough time to read through it once and he'll become a perfect surgeon; give him a few dollars and he'll turn it into millions. There were no cosmic rays, no powers bequeathed unto him by a higher power, no years of training - he's just a natural polymath who possesses whatever innate ability makes geniuses geniuses.
Such a talent drives some men to become Einsteins or Sherlock Holmes; in Terry Sloane's case it drove him to attempt suicide. He needs adventure and a challenge so as to escape the boredom perfection creates and the opportunity to become Mr Terrific arose when his attempt to jump off a bridge was interrupted when another's life was at risk.
There's a moment in his debut which has always stuck with me and is - to my knowledge, at least - unique to Mr Terrific. He beats up a gangster whose money and power had succeeded in impressing a bunch of neighborhood kids. Instead of cheering Mr Terrific on following his display of strength however, the kids point out that muscle isn't everything and this gangster must have brains to have gotten everything he has. For that reason, the good guy beating the bad guy senseless doesn't signal the end of the adventure and Mr Terrific is forced to challenge said bad guy to a math contest. It's only when Sloane is able to show these kids how he is better at multiplication than this gangster are the kids won over to his side. It's a feature of the character which I hope wasn't dropped as the strip continued - "Sure, you're stronger than these bad guys, Mr Terrific, but could you beat them at an accordion playing contest?" "Well kids, let's find out!"
I'm really not a fan of Golden Age comic books generally. The stuff from that era that I like tends to be newspaper strips like Dick Tracy, Spirit, Little Nemo or Hawks of the Seas.
However, I am rather fascinated by the original Black Widow. I first encountered her in the Twelve mini-series, but having read at least one of her Golden Age appearances, she definitely sticks out to me as an intriguing and unusual super-heroine. For one thing, the fact that she gets her powers from a pact with the Devil and kills wrongdoers in order to deliver their souls to Satan seems fairly unique, plus her costume and look is very cool (love her heavy Siouxsie Sioux eye shadow), and her real name is Claire Voyant. What's not to love?
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After reading the first few installments of the Golden Age Sandman a few years back, I'd say that he's the most interesting character of this era for me, at least psychologically. I also think the strip had some of the better art of the period.