Real Name: Unrevealed
Enemies: The Stone Man, Dr. Exton
Known Relatives: Unidentified Native American god (ancestor)
Aliases: Winged hunter of the plains
Base of Operations: Lone Canyon, New Mexico
First Appearance: Weird Comics #1 (Fox Features Syndicate, 1940)
Powers/Abilities: The Bird Man can fly and has superhuman eyesight. He is an expert bowman, and a skilled fighter.
History: The descendent of an ancient Native American god, the Bird Man is gifted with the ability to fly and the keeness of a bird of prey.
Comments: Created by Arnold Mazos.
Though the first three Bird Man stories show the hero in action with no hint of an alter ego, implying that he lives in the wilderness in tune with nature, the fourth and final Bird Man tale starts with him living in an apartment and wearing a dressing gown to hide his wings. His first three tales see him helping people stuck in the wilderness or endangered by wild animals, both normal and monstrous, but his final tale shows him preventing a rogue scientist from selling a new explosive to a European dictator, much more in line with a regular superhero of the era. In an even bigger departure from previous stories, his wings, previously shown to be part of his arms, are now independent appendages growing from his shoulder blades.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Birdman, British comic hero, partner of Chicken
Birdman, US cartoon hero, partner of Birdboy
Birdman from Baratoga, flying hero from Smash!
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