How to Fully Understand an Established Fictional Character

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What looked weirdest about the Falcon was when he survived close flak bursts, despite most of him being armored in, well, "fabric". And when he dodged CIWS fire designed to shoot down missiles that go at at least Mach 1, despite moving markedly slower than a World War II subsonic fighter plane.

May 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnails

*SPIT TAKE* *Laugh Out Loud* Hilarious! Well played, Mr Meyer, well played.

May 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNH


May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

Not ze Craw, ZE CRAW!

I just felt the urge to say that for some reason.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErrant

Or even better. He could have made it even BETTER by driving round in a Ford Falcon.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaddy

I have to ask... what was The Falcon's falcon's name?
'Falcon' maybe?

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlan M

You just need a giant cat. It would know what to do.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

And if he drove a Ford Falcon, Marvel would have had the power to strike a lucrative endorsement deal.

Now, it may seem farfetched to believe a superhero endorsing a crappy economy car; but it's less absurd than the idea of Tiger or Shaq actually owning a Buick.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Walters

I think we can all agree that driving a Ford Falcon makes everything worse.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMickle Spiffy

Did Alice Cooper charge Marvel a Royalty when they did a comic book based on the 'From the Inside' album?

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermcinsand


May 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter408wij

The bird's name was Redwing, and originally the Falcon's only superpower was talking to birds. He got his wings later after a brief period of swinging from rooftops like Batman.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSean Bircher

Alan M, the Falcon's falcon was called Redwing. Because it had red wings.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRob F

And just imagine the confusion that The Falcon, driving a Ford Falcon with his trusty falcon in tow, could engender by teaming up with Captain Falcon.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterryuugami

Fortunately, the Falcon's falcon wasn't named "Falcon", but "Redwing". Because he was red and had wings, one assumes. Still not showing much creativity.

Hmm, maybe the Falcon was a Detroit hockey fan...

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

@ Alan M - the human's name is Sam Wilson. The bird's name is Redwing.

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeth

I once worked with a guy named Wayne Ford, while we were both working out way through college. When he graduated, he got a job with Ford Motor Company - in their office in Wayne, NJ. He had to adopt a work alias, since Wayne Ford from Wayne Ford was just too confusing...

Hilarious comic, as usual!

May 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMDF-NYC

Incidentally the band Kiss WAS featured in a long series of Marvel comic books, from 1977 and onwards. Hard to imagine any more fitting attire for that sort of thing.

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergilknut

as real people, they'd have had the power to charge Marvel a royalty

Hmm. Do certain real people charge a certain cartoonist a royalty? For that matter, do you charge yourself a royalty (I am sure that could be part of some tax dodge)? And do Rocket Hat and Omnipresent Man charge you a different royalty? Should Omnipresent Man's royalty be infinite?

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGraham

Not based on the band, of course, but Captain Planet had Earth, Wind, and Fire! They even threw in Water for good measure.

...and Heart. Whatever that was supposed to be.

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersmp55
describes "The Human Fly", who apparently was played by more than one performer for public appearances - it's pretty confusing, but one version of the story has Cyndi Lauper collecting the Human Fly's cash from Marvel Comics, since one of them was her boyfriend. In my opinion, this probably wasn't a huge amount of money.

In the 1940s, there was the film of "The Gay Falcon", a fictional character in a series of movies and one thriller short story, whose identity is nearly as confusing - but let's specify that he's heterosexual and white. I assume that Captain America's Falcon is black.

May 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

I want a team-up with Falcon, Captain Falcon, Roman Falcone and Blue Falcon in which they drive a Ford Falcon to see Bird and the Midnight Falcons at the Falcon Theater in Glendale, Calif.

May 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTracer Bullet
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