Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Judoka is a late 60's comic and later the name of a Brazilian hero inspired by Frank McLaughlin's Judomaster produced for Charlton Comics and now owned by DC. As you can see by the cover art below the first six issues of Judoka were reprints of Charlton's Judomaster series.
It must've been a hit, because with the seventh issue they began original adventures with a new hero named "Judoka" who had a similar skill set to the "Scarlet Smasher".
While they are written in Portuguese you might still like to sample these pages which successfully evoke the style McLaughlin had developed for his Judomaster run. To read (or at least look at) some issues try here.
Oh and by the way, Happy Birthday to Frank McLaughlin!