The Phantom Falcon

Real Name

Clipper Kirk/Chet Horne

First Appearance

Wings Comics #1(As Clipper Kirk) / Wings Comic #69(As Phantom Falcon)(1940)

Original Publisher

Fiction House

Created by

Rick Ayers & Witmer Williams

Golden Age Origin

Clipper Kirk was a daredevil air ace who fought against the Axis and other would-be enemies of America. When he was presumed dead after a particularly vicious battle, Clipper decided to remain officially dead and adopted the costumed identity of the Phantom Falcon in order to bring his would-be assassins to justice. When he was able to put them away, he decided to act as Phantom Falcon 24/7.

After World War II ended, he adopted the civilian identity of Chet Horne and became an assistant to the Chief of Police. He was quite brutal and would kill criminals to stop them.

Phantom Falcon is not in any way related to the Phantom Falcons, who also debuted in Wings Comics #1.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Wings Comics 1-68(Clipper Kirk)
  • Wings Comics 69-106, 110 (Phantom Falcon)

See Also

International Hero