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All-American Comics (v1) #8 [A Story]

"Origin, Part I"
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All-American Comics (v1) #8 [A Story]
Universe:   Earth-Two 
Editor: Maxwell Charles Gaines
Writer: Jon L. Blummer
Penciler: Jon L. Blummer
Cover Artist : Jon L. Blummer
Cover Date : November 1939
On Sale Date: September 1939
Story Arc: -
Pages: 6
Cover Price : $0.10
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All-American Comics (v1) #11 [R Story]
All-American Comics (v1) #11 [S Story]
All-American Comics (v1) #8 [A Story]
All-American Comics (v1) #9 [A Story]
All-American Comics (v1) #10 [AS Story]
         
 
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Who is Gary Concord? And how did this 20th century man of peace end up in the year 2239?
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  Gary Concord, Jr. First Appearance
  Gary Concord, Jr. next appears in All-American Comics (v1) #9 [A Story].
 

 
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  Gary Concord, Sr. First Appearance
  Gary Concord, Sr. next appears in All-American Comics (v1) #9 [A Story].
 

 
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  shinderu Says:    
  2017-12-04 09:27:27  
  Very interesting, even though - or maybe exactly because - I could imagine this guy as a supervillain instead of a superhero.  
 
 

  Ice Says:    
  2017-12-28 12:06:40  
  Cool cover. I really like that old fashioned "other worldly adventure" aesthetic. Judging by the cover, the bad guys could be aliens or football players ... or both!

This is a really interesting debut from a character I've never really heard of. I agree with @Shinderu that it seems like he could just as likely be a villain as a hero. I enjoyed his ranting to himself in his secret lair. It also looked like he was about two panels away from raising a super-guinea pig army, too.

I like the non-linear nature of the story (starting in the far off future, flashing back to the early 20th century). I like the "superhero Rumpelstiltskin" thing they seem to be doing. Yeah, I think I'm looking forward to more Gary.
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2018-02-10 20:56:06  
  At first glance, this reads a bit like DC's attempt at creating their own "Buck Rogers" whose movie serial was popular in 1939. Yet, there are a few differences here to separate the two yet keep things interesting. The enhanced strength and endurance thing was one; already becoming widely used in characters but not overused as of yet. And it appears it's the guy's son who's the actual hero, not the guy himself. We're still in the origin story, so we'll find out soon how it ties together.

3 stars. Hey, don't get too down, Gary. A good bubble bath tends to put me asleep, too!
 
 
 

 
 
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