Vigilante Rodoviário (Road Watchman)
Real Name: Carlos
Affiliations: Lobo (partner, a German shepherd dog)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: São Paulo, Brazil
First Appearance: Brazilian TV (1961)
Powers/Abilities: Good detective, skilled in hand-to-hand combat and a great bike rider
History: Carlos, the Vigilante Rodoviário, roams the roads of São Paulo on board his Harley Davidson motorbike or Simca Chambord car, seeking to bring law to the city streets.
Comments: Created for television to deliver road safety messages, the Vigilante Rodoviário was soon transferred to comics after being a great success.
Thanks to Mestre Chen for informing me of this character. Thanks to Douglas Martins and Ota for supplying images.
Fabricio Azevedo wrote in with some additional information, and noted "This was the first TV series produced in Latin America. Before it was transferred to the comics and used to deliver road safety messages, it was already a TV series. After the series, the actor who played the main character (Carlos Miranda) became a real policeman... Life imitates art, doesn't it?"
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