Strange Tales #172-173
Issue(s): Strange Tales #172, Strange Tales #173
Despite his immunity to fire...
...Brother Voodoo fails to defeat the cultists, instead getting knocked out while Loralee is kidnapped.
Brother Voodoo wakes up to find Loralee's father on the scene.
Over Samuel's anti-voodoo objections, Brother Voodoo goes back out on the trail of the cultists.
The boss of the cultists is Minority In A Chicken Costume part one (see also Gamecock and Bantam).
Brother Voodoo gets captured in a fight with the cultists and winds up facing the Black Talon. What more is there to say?
With this arc, Brother Voodoo's short Strange Tales run comes to an end, with the final part of this story appearing in Tales of the Zombie. The Next Issue box says that next issue will feature Man-Wolf, but as Mark notes in the comments, instead Man-Wolf will appear in Creatures on the Loose while next issue will begin another short run about a new character called the Golem.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: Continues directly in Tales of the Zombie #6.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Essential Horror vol. 2 (issue #173 is an original)
Inbound References (2): showBambu, Black Talon, Brother Voodoo, Loralee Tate, Samuel Tate
There was also a Black Talon who fought Captain America in 1940s Timely comics, but that was a white guy with a black taloned glove.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 10, 2011 4:04 AM
The Man-Wolf series promised here actually started in Creatures On the Loose.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 17, 2011 11:59 AM
just a quick correction to mark's comment. the black talon from '41 was a white artist who had a black murderers hand grafted on in place of his missing one.
Posted by: kveto from prague | September 30, 2012 3:44 PM
Anyone catch his "cameo" in Big Hero 6 with Orca? That was unexpected but awesome.
Posted by: Ataru320 | December 28, 2014 5:55 PM
And Torpedo. I was trying to explain to my kids how cool it was, because the characters were all so awful. Then I realized how ridiculous that sounded, so I just shut up.
Posted by: Andrew | March 1, 2015 9:57 PM
Got to rewatch BH6 to see the Torpedo cameo.
Its sad that certain characters are placed into the "Hall of Lame" by so many fans and writers instead of attempted to made better, but the fact we get Black Talon, Orca or Torpedo at all in any Marvel movie is at least a nice call-out to all that is out there.
Posted by: Ataru320 | March 2, 2015 8:05 AM
The Black Talon's garb makes some sense, in that real Voudon tradition holds that the black rooster is sacred to Baron Kriminel, a guede (a type of deity/saint figure) associated with murder (though more int he sense of avenging the victims than anything else).
But, yeah, in practice he's a dude dressed as a chicken.
Posted by: Omar Karindu | November 17, 2015 5:40 PM
Those two bottom panels look like dueling pro wrestling entrances. All you need is Michael Buffer, a referee, and each opponents "walk-up" music to complete the scene.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | October 18, 2017 9:24 PM
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