I'm on vacation this week, but I thought I'd throw up a quick post while away with some thoughts about the Golden Age Thowbacks project.
Golden Age superhero ICONS writeups. Right now I'm limiting myself to the most popular heroes from the pages of the now defunct Nedor (a.k.a. Standard) Comics, but eventually I plan on exploring characters from other publishers as well. I chose Nedor first for several reasons - the characters are clearly in the public domain, the characters are semi-well known, at least to true believers and comic book and supers RPG fans, and finally, I really like them from a historical perspective. While some are clearly "knock offs" of other prior established characters (some still around today), others are a little more original, and all have at least one feature to their powers or personalities that make them unique. The Nedor superheroes harken back to a bygone age of optimism and patriotism when the lines were clearly defined between Good and Evil, Right and Wrong - a nation united not divided despite its differences. There are morality plays here that serve to remind the reader of the principle beliefs America was founded on. Case in point - while researching Nedor's Doc Strange, I came across this issue where Doc confronts anti-immigrant fervor and the relevance of the lesson still resonates today.
I'll be back early next week with more ICONS goodness and the next installment of Golden Age Throwbacks: DOC STRANGE!
Thanks for reading!