The Falcon

Real Name: Carl Burgess

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Assistant District Attorney

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unknown - probably New York

First Appearance: Human Torch Comics #2 (Timely Comics, Fall 1940)

Powers/Abilities: Good fighter. He is usually armed with a .45 automatic.

History: (Human Torch Comics #2, ga) Apparently distressed by the crime he saw daily, Assistant D.A. Carl Burgess created the costumed identity of the Falcon, so that he could fight them outside the system as well as within it.

(Daring Mystery Comics #5-6, ga) No synopses available.

Comments: The creator of the Human Torch was Carl Burgos, so considering where the Falcon first appeared, the similarity in names was unlikely to be coincidence.

Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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