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FALCON

Real Name: Sam Wilson

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human

Occupation: Vigilante, social worker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: The Cat (Greer Nelson), Redwing, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: Kraven (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#13 (October, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Falcon has very good fighting and acrobatic skills, and can glide using wings built into his costume. He is experienced at training birds, and has an obedient and responsive pet falcon that often accompanies him in his role as costumed vigilante. As a social worker, he has a strong sense of helping the underprivileged.

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#13/1 (fb)) - As a boy, Sam Wilson liked to train birds. As an adult, he became a social worker. At a market he acquired a special falcon named Redwing and he taught it many tricks. He then became the crime-fighter Falcon, naming himself after his special pet.

(Spidey Super Stories#13/5 (fb) - BTS) - Chasing animal-themed heroes, Kraven the hunter captured the Falcon and the Cat (Greer Nelson), locking them in cages in a deserted part of Central Park, but Redwing flew free to seek help.

(Spidey Super Stories#13/5) - Redwing found Spider-Man and alerted him of trouble. Recognizing the bird, Spider-Man followed it and found Kraven's lair. While Spider-Man fought Kraven, Falcon had Redwing take a burning stick from a campfire to burn through his restraints. Falcon then freed the Cat before helping Spider-Man capture Kraven in a net made of webbing.

(Spidey Super Stories#17/2) - Falcon vainly tried to pull the giant dog Lockjaw away from the oversized bicentennial birthday cake at Electric Company studios.

Comments: Created by Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks).

The inside cover pages for Spidey Super Stories were printed in black & white, hence the B&W headshot. The inside front cover page often featured an origin story for a character.

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Falcon of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


Redwing

Redwing was a special falcon that Sam Wilson acquired at a market. He trained it and took its species as his costumed identity. Redwing accompanied Falcon on his missions, and alerted Spider-Man when Falcon was captured by Kraven the hunter. Following its master's instructions, Redwing took a burning stick to help Falcon free himself from his restraints, then remained nearby as Falcon, Cat and Spider-Man stopped Kraven.

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#13/1


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Spidey Super Stories#13, cover (main image)
   inside front cover (headshot in B&W)
   p23, pan3 (Redwing)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#13/1 (October, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#13/5 (October, 1975) - Jean Thomas (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#17/2 (July, 1976) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito & Tony Mortellaro (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)


Last updated: 03/06/18

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