Friday, March 11, 2016
Number 1865: Manowar, the White Streak
Don Markstein’s Toonopedia gives an overview of the history of the double-named superhero, without telling of an origin. So this story, written and drawn by Burgos for Target Comics #5 (1940), is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get tale...it is what Manowar, the White Streak does, kick the asses of “warmongers.” I have to say, despite the confusing name(s) and no origin, I can get behind a superhero whose superpower is used to put down warmongers.
Bill Everett did the dynamic cover illustration featuring the character.