Four more feathered flying fellows
This Birdman was the hero of ’ 60s Hanna- Barbera toon Birdman And The Galaxy Trio, a solar- powered, bewinged crimefighter given his powers by the sun god Ra. The character was later revived for spoofy Adult Swim animation Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law. Condorman
In this 1981 Disney film, a comic book writer ( Michael Crawford) gets mixed up in the world of international espionage, and ends up using a wing- suit based on his latest creation to rescue a beautiful KGB defector ( Bond girl Barbara Carrera). Hawkman
There’ve been several incarnations of this hero, but our favourite is the ’ 40s original: archaeologist Carter Hall. The reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian prince, he flies with the aid of a belt made of gravity- defying “nth metal” from the planet Thanagar. The Falcon
Mainstream comics’ first African- American superhero. Mentally fused with a falcon by the powers of the Cosmic Cube, Harlem pigeonenthusiast Sam Wilson was given the power to control birds, see through their eyes, and, presumably, unleash a deluge of splattery poo on his enemies.