Thursday, April 7, 2011

Manhunter!


I love this Simonson pose of Paul Kirk, the tragic Manhunter created by Walt Simonson and the late Archie Goodwin.

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  1. I always thought Manhunter and The Shadow should've teamed-up (DC's Shadow by O'Neil and Kaluta was running simultaneously.), but the climactic meeting of Paul Kirk and The Batman was equally-satisfying.
    Linking him to the '40s Simon-Kirby version added an instant Roy Thomas-esque "history" to the character.

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  2. And from what I've read the Golden Age Paul Kirk connection came somewhat late in the process. It seems so central to what makes the character click, that I cannot see how they were going a different way, but that's what Simonson says about it.

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