MORE BLACK CONDOR CAPTIONING FUN

The 1940’s Black Condor (secret identity Senator Thomas Wright) has been serving as the Official Superhero of Balladeer’s Blog. I gave him that designation because of the sheer weirdness of his origin and the hilariously stupid secret behind his alter ego Senator Wright. Here’s another bit where I caption one of the covers from the Black Condor’s adventures in the appropriately named Crack Comics. For my original look at this hero’s goofiness click here: https://glitternight.com/2013/03/11/the-black-condor-the-official-superhero-of-balladeers-blog/ 

BLACK CONDOR: I've saved you, you poor little thing! Now to catch your brother over there and deliver the two of you to a nice safe hospital!

BLACK CONDOR: I’ve saved you, you poor little thing! Now to catch your brother over there and deliver the two of you to a nice safe hospital!

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4 responses to “MORE BLACK CONDOR CAPTIONING FUN

  1. I really wish you knew the importance of those old Black Condor strips to the history of comics. The silliness and camp was a given with many of the superhero comics being published back then. Those responsible for Black Condor were more interested in the Quality (actually the publisher’s name) of the art than story or content. These were the beginnings of creators like Lou Fine and the brilliant Will Eisner.

    • I can understand that. And I am a fan of Eisner and even, believe it or not, of the Black Condor. That’s why I even offered up my own retcon of his power to fly in my initial post on him, a retcon that did not rely on anything as overused as radiation. Trouble is, the whole “taught to fly by birds” thing and the impersonation of the late Senator Wright is too silly not to joke about.

      On the subject of Eisner’s The Spirit, I did a review of the often-forgotten 1987 pilot film for a Spirit tv series that didn’t pan out. If you haven’t read it or seen the review here’s the link – https://glitternight.com/2012/03/14/forgotten-television-the-spirit-1987/

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