The original Vigilante actually had quite a run back in the 40's. He never really got my attention, what with all his country-fried dialect and such. I mean, I grew up in Oklahoma, and I rarely heard people talk like he does. I also met some foreign exchange students in college who were sure Oklahoma was one big Native American reservation. And they weren't totally wrong, because the Tribes have nations and casinos all over the place, but that didn't mean we were all living in tee-pees. I also thought he was rather dry, with no real powers or gadgets to get my attention.
But he got interesting letters. I never would have appreciated that as a child:
I'll take "Invitations One Should Never Accept" for $200, Alex!
Seriously, how did he not think that was a love letter? I would be afraid Pedro would swipe my passport and make me "earn" it back, if you know what I mean. And I think you do.
Hey, you know what creeped me out? This:
Well, it certainly grabs your attention, doesn't it? I wasn't familiar with Kolynos, as it hasn't been easily found in the U.S. for years. But apparently, my Latin American readers should be able to pick up a tube. A little research tells me that it's very pleasant tasting and not only cleans your teeth, but gives 'em a polish as well. Granted, I'd be a little put off by the glaring "Injun" vomiting the toothpaste onto my brush, but he certainly has every right to be a little cheesed.
And it was mentioned in The Catcher in the Rye, so there's a certain awesomeness in that: