Friday, January 18, 2013

Mr. Banjo

Being both a banjo fanatic and comic book lover I was delighted this week to discover a minor DC Comics character from the 1940s whose schtick, and possibly his superpower, was playing the banjo.  Behold him in all of his glory...

Turns out he was a villain (nobody's perfect).  Here's a bio I found for him on

"One of Captain Marvel's recurring villains from the early issues of Captain Marvel Adventures in the 1940s, Kurt Filpots worked as an agent for the Axis powers during World War II. Dressed as a stout man in a shaggy green suit and straw hat who carried around an old banjo with him, Filpots delivered secrets in the form of musical notes. Although evil, Mr. Banjo would go up against Captain Marvel with nothing more than a banjo."


Next step is to find an old Captain Marvel comic with Mr. Banjo in it.  Let the search begin...

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