Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Groovy Age Gold: Secret Origins of Vigilante and Kid Eternity

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Today we're gonna dig on Secret Origins #4 (June 1973) which features not only the origins of two very cool and very different heroes, Vigilante and Kid Eternity, but these tales also happen to be their debut stories as well. Vigilante's origin comes from Action Comics #42 (November 1941) and features the titanic talents of Mort Weisinger and Mort Meskin. Ol' Groove has always had a soft spot for DC's "modern-day cowboy", and Meskin's art is soooooo cool, innit? Kid Eternity, published by Quality in the Golden Age and acquired by DC in the Groovy Age, has to be one of the most unique and original characters in all of comicdom. His origin story also happens to be his debut story from Hit Comics #25 (December 1942) and features yet another high-quality creative team: Otto Binder and Sheldon Moldoff. Squeeze these fun and far-out features under a Nick Cardy cover for two thin dimes, and, baby, you got yourself one uber-cool comicbook!


  1. I have to admit that when it comes to appreciating Golden Age art, a lot of it looks the same to me and holds no appeal, but when I peruse Mort Meskin's stuff, I am convinced I am looking at the work of a brilliant comic book artist. Check out the recent books about him and see what I mean. - Jeff Clem

  2. i was a big fan of DC's reprint comics back in the day - Wanted and Secret Origins were two of my favorites - please lets see more of both here!



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