Monday, May 24, 2010

Golden Age Moment of the Day (34)

I've periodically talked about Air Fighters, the comic where flying a plane is a superpower. One feature character from Air Fighters is the Flying Dutchman, an aviator from the Netherlands. (Obviously.) I've never actually talked about this one...

It's interesting to note that, while he's supposedly Dutch, he seems to act like he's British 99% of the time.

It's also interesting (and mildly disturbing) to note that the Flying Dutchman is one of the most brutal comic "heroes" of all time. He smiles almost constantly, even when strangling people (which he does later in this story, from... Air Fighters v.1 #5, I think), and actually states at times that the only good Nazi/Japanese person is a dead such. It's really quite horribly racist (and is part of why I'm careful about talking about him).

-Signing off.

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