Martial Arts B
The Mighty League of the Just
American scientist John Townsend was kidnapped by the Black Hand, who planned sell Townsend's secrets to a foreign power. When the scientist resisted, the Black Hand kidnapped his son, the spoiled, irresponsible Tom Townsend, in hopes of forcing the senior Townsend to give up the information. But John Townsend still refused, and, in a blind rage, the Black Hand strangled John.
As he turned to kill the young Tom, an eagle, lost in the night, crashed through the window, latched onto Tom, and flew off with him. Depositing Tom in his aerie, the bird fed and nursed him back to health after the Black Hand's tortures. The natural setting inspired Tom to rebuild his abused body.
One day, the eagle, which Tom has nicknamed Yank, returned with an American flag, which Tom took as an omen. Fashioning a costume from the flag, Tom dedicated his life to fighting oppression and injustice as Captain Flag!