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Posting an old s_d post with new cleaner scans.

Superhero fashion ranges with the time of their origin. Throughout superhero fashion history some common choice occur: capes, face masks, boots, and underwear.

Admittedly, underwear is more of a classic choice. Maybe this will help show why? Maybe...

Now in there first appearance here is The Lynx and Blackie!


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The Lynx and Blackie ran in Mystery Men Comics 13 to 31. Unfortunately, Lynx didn't keep the costume. By Mystery Men Comics #21 he has a shirt with a logo. Though Blackie still has to save him from a deathly peril classically reserved for women.

The Lynx and Blackie seem familiar somehow? DC thought so too. This was one of the tittles DC Comics sued Fox Comics over, winning $2,000.

Scans from Mystery Men Comics #13 (Aug 1940). (Which included Blue Beetle, Wing Turner, Rex Dexter Interplanetary Adventurer of Mars, Billy Bouce the Kid Detective, Chen Chang, Lt. Drake of Naval Intelligence, D-13 Secret Agent, the Green Mask (finally given a name; Michael Selby), Zanzibar the Magician, Captain Savage Sea Rover, and Lynx with Blackie the Mystery Boy (first appearance))

Date: 2012-11-26 03:31 am (UTC)
freezer: (Default)
From: [personal profile] freezer
Make The Lynx's mask cover most of his face and remove Blackie's shirt, and this is a Luchadore comic!

Date: 2012-11-26 12:33 pm (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
The adventures of El Lince Rojo!

Date: 2012-11-26 03:35 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
That wasn't bad

Date: 2012-11-26 04:35 am (UTC)
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (Default)
From: [personal profile] moetushie
That's my kind of superhero. *chinhands*

Date: 2012-11-26 01:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] avantre
I thought he was walking around half-naked for a while until I looked closer at the panels above the bit where he leaps for the tree and saw that the torso/arms/legs were coloured slightly differently from the face.

Date: 2012-11-26 03:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gamerguy
Me, too. Possibly he was colored so lightly to (ironically) avoid legal trouble with Fawcett over Mr Scarlet and Pinky?

You would think that he'd have a more lynx-like costume, as well. Maybe nobody knew what a lynx looked like. And Blackie has not a spot of black on his costume :)

Odd, I don't think I've ever seen another pair who look like they actually tie their capes around their necks, like they were pillowcases.
Edited Date: 2012-11-26 03:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-26 05:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dustbunny105
His torso, arms and legs are only colored differently from his face in eight out of twenty-nine panels, though. As Blackie's legs are colored the same shade only in two of those same panels, I'm inclined to think that Lynx really is running around half-naked and the leotard is a coloring error.

Date: 2012-11-26 05:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] junipepper
DUCK...LYNX!

"I'll take 'Fowls and Felines for $200, Alex..."


Date: 2012-11-26 11:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Lynx! Or as he's known in the UK: Axe!

Date: 2012-11-27 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Other way around I think? Lynx is what it's called here in the UK, Axe is what it's called in the US.

Date: 2012-11-28 08:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Ah, but he's already called Lynx in America, so he'd have the US name in the UK, yes?

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