Captain Flag. Playboy Tom Townsend's father John is kidnaped by the evil Black Hand, who wants scientific secrets that John won't divulge. The Black Hand kills John and then turns on Tom. As Tom is being strangled an enormous eagle crashes through the window, takes Tom to its aerie., and nurses him back to health. The fresh mountain air inspires Tom to exercise himself back to health, and then the eagle brings him a flag, inspiring him to put on a flag costume and fight crime as Captain Flag. Captain Flag has no superpowers. He is assisted by the eagle, who he names Yank. Captain Flag appears in stories with titles like “The Black Hand’s Germ Warfare Plot” and “The Mad Botanist.”

First Appearance: Blue Ribbon Comics #16 (Archie), Sept 1941. 7 appearances, 1941-1942. Created by Joe Blair and Lin Streeter.









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