Real Name: Charlie Starrett
Identity/Class: Human mutate
formerly Ranch hand
Affiliations: Sentinels of Justice
Known Relatives: Joan Wayne (Ms. Victory, wife)
Aliases: Captain Paragon, the Latigo Kid
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Captain Paragon #1 (Americomics)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength and flight.
History: Charlie Starrett was a ranch hand in the 1800's with an impossibly fast draw. He was coaxed into assuming the role of a latter day Robin Hood of the old west "The Latigo Kid". In the early 1900's he became a part of a secret foundation that in the following years turned Charlie Starrett into the superpowered Captain Paragon.
Comments: Thanks to Mike Murphy for providing the more recent shot of Paragon to be seen on the right.
Thanks to Norb Frydrych for providing Captain Paragon's background and origins. He notes "Paragon's real name and origin were revealed in "The Armegeddon Factor: The Conclusion one shot written by artist writer Rik Levins in 1990."
Charles Starett (Paragon's secret identity) is also the name of a real world actor best known for playing the part of Western hero the Durango Kid in numerous features during the 1940s and 1950s; the Kid was also the star of 41 issues of his own comic from Magazine Enterprises starting from 1949. Given Paragon's Latigo Kid stint and that AC published 3 reprint issues of Durango Kid in 1990, the identical names are unlikely to be coincidence.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Paradax, superpowered lout
any other Captains
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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