Monday, January 07, 2013
Number 1294: Outfoxing the Fox
Ever notice how few characters with “black” in their name are black? Like Black Owl, who appeared in Prize Comics. Not even his costume is black. I guess the name sounded good, but it doesn't describe him, or the color of his costume. Black Owl began his career in 1940 as Doug Danville, another millionaire playboy (yawnnnn!) who felt a calling to be a costumed hero. (Don't these guys have something better to do, like sail their yachts or watch their money grow in Cayman Island banks? Oh well, mine is not to question why...)
In his early days Doug wore a tuxedo and an owl mask, but later switched to the red and blue superhero costume.