The Four-Color Realm, a comic book store located on the far east side of Osprey, is holding an event centered on Masked Victory, a costumed crimefighter who operated in the area during the 1930s and 1940s. Masked Victory was the subject of a popular series of comic books in that time, and also fought alongside Allied troops in Europe in the closing years of World War II. To this day, his identity remains unknown.
The event, scheduled for this Saturday, will have a costume contest, art auction, and a sale on Masked Victory and other reprints from the Golden Age of Comics (late 1930s to the early 1950s). “We’re really excited to hold this event,” commented store owner Kurt Daltry. “Masked Victory may have been forgotten by most people, even comic enthusiasts, but we’re keeping his memory alive here.” Daltry noted how rare it is to have any sort of celebrity from the Osprey area.
Given the recent resurgent interest in superheroes following the success of so many films, Daltry anticipates a fairly large-sized crowd. “Even if people come just because they’re curious, that’s great – they don’t have to be a comic book fan to enjoy the festivities.” The Four-Color Realm opened in early 2002 and expanded twice over the last ten years to become Osprey City’s largest retailer of comic books and comic-related ephemera. Entry to the event is free.