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Friday, April 9, 2010

BLACK CONDOR As Done By STERANKO



Rummaging through my millions of scans and comic art files, looking for the next Bad Costume Battle, I stumbled across this forgotten (by me, anyway) image of The BLACK CONDOR, as depicted by the amazing Steranko. Mr. Steranko, one of my all-time favorite artists, managed to transform the lithe, effeminate looking drag-queen we saw on the Golden Age covers in earlier posts into a rugged, muscular and downright handsome heroic figure! If the original Black Condor had looked this good, I wouldn't have lambasted him so! Well, his costume was rather silly, wasn't it?

Stay tuned, folks!

11 comments:

  1. um... wow-- this is what you consider a non flamer look? this is one of the gayest poses i have ever seen (and i use ''gay'' in the proper context and not the way it has been corrupted in recent years to mean bad-- i mean homosexual)

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  2. Lysdexicuss: I'm afraid I'm not seeing "rugged" here, good buddy! -- Mykal

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  3. Apocolyte: Oooops! Forgive me! I jumped here from a post by our friend, Lysdexicus, and confused myself for a moment and fumbled your salutation! I will reiterate, since I'm here again: Despite being drawn by Steranko, I'm still not feeling the macho. -- Mykal

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  4. Next time that I'm running around town dressed like the Black Condor, and any of you people need help, well, let's just hope that I've been able to put these cruel comments behind me.

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  5. Daniel: If you were running around town in that Black Condor outfit, I think we'd already be in trouble.

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  6. Mykal: Stop posting pictures of me from my experimental glory days in college~! How was I to know if you mixed tequila with a bi-plane and curious george you'd end up with a drunk-ass bi-curious boy-george ?

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  7. Ha!
    Well, I can't help loving anything Steranko does! I just meant he has a more masculine physique, as well as a fuller face with a typical heroic lantern jaw, as opposed to the whispy thin Condor portrayed by artist Gil Fox on covers from the ealier post(go look). If you switched that costume to say, a Superman outfit, this Steranko-drawn fella could pass for the man of steel, where Fox's Condor would have as much loose material hanging down as the Red Bee's poofy sleeves!

    Sheesh, you guys (and gals)!

    more to come...

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  8. As per my earlier remarks, Apocolyte, if I'm out fighting crime in my poofy sleeves, and you need help….

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  9. Hahaha!
    Thanks, Daniel! Good to know!

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  10. Wasn't this originally pub'd in a fanzine? Like, maybe Comic Crusader or sumpin?

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  11. It was used as a cover twice at around the same time in 1970. It was the cover of Fantastic Fanzine #11 and Steranko Portfolio One.

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