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The Masked Warrior. The Masked Warrior was created by the Spanish creator Manuel Gago (Alberto España, Fred Hood, Carlos Ray, Salto Mortale (II), Spirit of the Forest, Bob Tayler) and appeared in the comic strip “Guerrero del Antifaz” (1944-1966).

The Masked Warrior is a Costumed Avenger. In the years in which the Spanish and the Saracens were warring in Spain, a young man is raised by his father, the Alí Khan, to hate all Christians. But when the young man turns eighteen he is told by his Christian mother that Khan kidnaped the young man’s mother from Spain, and that the young man’s real father is the Conde de Roca, a Christian. The young man is shocked by this news and suffers a change of heart, vowing to fight the Muslims.

So as not to endanger his mother, the young man puts on a black mask and becomes the Masked Warrior, the implacable enemy of the Saracens. (This does not stop Khan from murdering the Masked Warrior’s mother). Eventually two Muslim women, Zoraida and Aixa, help change his heart, and he stops warring on the Muslims and begins traveling around the world, finding adventure and fighting for good. He ends up fighting Chinese and Indian Yellow Perils, evil Egyptians, and evil Bantu.

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