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Greek Mythology

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Golden Age Origin

Icarus was a boy who's father, a master craftsman named Daedalus, created a pair of artificial wings that allowed him to fly. The wings were made of feathers held together by wax, and Daedalus warned him not too fly too close to the sun, lest the wax melt. Icarus flew away from the island of Crete, but ignored his father's instructions. The wings melted, and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.

Public Domain Comic Appearances

  • Power Comics #1: The Story of Icarus.
  • Stamps Comics #1: The Story of Icarus.
  • Airboy Comics vol. 3 #4 [27]: Iron Ace meets a boy named Michael who turns out to be the reincarnation of Icarus. He is reunited with his father.
  • Wow Comics #23: During World War II, a Greek boy, calling himself Icarus, saves the life of the Phantom Eagle. He fights to liberate Greece from the Nazis using mechanical wings built by his father, an inventor and fighter pilot who was killed in the war. His preferred weapon is a simple club.

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