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Crack Comics #1 [S Story]

"The Man Who Can Fly Like a Bird"
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Crack Comics #1 [S Story]
Universe:   Earth-Quality 
Editor: Edward C. Cronin
Writer: Will Eisner
Penciler: Lou Fine
Cover Artist : Edward C. Cronin
Cover Date : May 1940
On Sale Date: March 1940
Story Arc: -
Pages: 7
Cover Price : $0.10
Users Read: 17 Users Rated: 12
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The lone survivor when his family's expedition was pillaged and slaughtered, little Richard Grey is adopted by condors and amazingly learns the secret of flight. Grown up, he battles for justice as the Black Condor!
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Main Characters
  Black Condor First Appearance
  Black Condor next appears in Crack Comics #2 [R Story].

Supporting Characters
  Gali Kan First Appearance
  This is Gali Kan's only appearance.

Other Characters
  Anne Grey First Appearance
  This is Anne Grey's only appearance.

  Father Pierre First Appearance
  This is Father Pierre's only appearance.

  Richard Grey First Appearance
  This is Richard Grey's only appearance.

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  go2shaw Says:    
  2017-11-26 19:25:51  
  Pretty blatant Tarzan rip off here! I was surprised to see the red costume though. I wonder when he switched to the blue we're familiar with? Guess we'll find out soon enough. Surprises like this are just one of the many reasons I love the DCRO site!  

  Shinderu Says:    
  2017-12-08 05:38:55  
  I learned from this that anyone can fly if they practice long enough. I don't know about you guys but I'm gonna look for a cliff to jump off...  

  Russ Says:    
  2018-03-04 21:46:30  
  Well, not all the ideas back then could be winners, eh? I'm not impressed with the Black Condor, although it is a cool name. A simple flying power does not a hero make; at least Hawkman has some quasi-scientific/mythological basis for his origin and powers. Black Condor? He was probably born with hollow bones.

2 stars. I'm amazed at how long this character lasted, but maybe there's something within this series that made modern comic people interested in him. That's what we read these stories for!

  kent18 Says:    
  2018-03-28 11:59:06  
  The Black Condor installment here rises or falls, as always, on whether or not one appreciates artist Lou Fine as one of comics' earliest geniuses or no. I, unabashedly, am of the former camp; I can't even imagine how anyone can look at this man's work -- particularly when compared to other well-known artists of the day, such as Hubbard or Shuster -- and not instantly realize that what they are gazing upon is, literally, sui generis.

Historical perspective, people. At the time Fine was routinely knocking out stuff like this, even the justifiably storied likes of Simon and Kirby were still fumbling about, trying to learn their crafts. Four stars, easily.

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