Monday, March 7, 2016


One thing I hope to do with these posts is to chronicle "Real American" comics-characters of all types. One can find lists of Native American superheroes online, but little if any attention has been paid to villains and supporting characters.

Obviously, I'm not interested in stereotypical "good Indians" or "bad Indians." I'm looking for those that have at least some mythic potential, such as the following, almost completely forgotten character.

Despite the cover, showing the villain in his Indian-identity, the Mask was also an accomplished disguise-artist. I'm aware of only two stories featuring the villain, but he does have the distinction of being one of the few "Real American" villains not to be be defined by cultural tropes, like totem-poles, making rain, war dances, etc.

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