A mysterious telekinetic who pretty much kept to himself, Ryan Kendall was adamant when he first appeared as the Black Condor that he was not a superhero. However, time was to prove differently. Styling himself at first an environmental champion, he soon found himself drawn into battles with villains such as the Sky Pirate and The Shark, and encouraged by his friend, park ranger Ned Smith (who was himself secretly in contact with the original Black Condor, Richard Grey, Jr.) to take a stand against injustice. Gradually, he came to accept the heroic mantle, and he fought the good fight alone and alongside others, notably Primal Force. Eventually, he went to Opal City, where he felt very much at home.
In time, Black Condor joined the Freedom Fighters, a team of heroes that his predecessor had been part of. Kendall was killed by a powerful beam (apparently fired by Sinestro) in an attack by the Secret Society of Super Villains when the team was sent to investigate a sighting of the Secret Society.
- Unique Physiology: The result of illegal experiments into genetic engineering performed by his grandfather, Ryan Kendall was given strong doses of radiation as a unborn child.
- Kendall was one of the minor heroes the Great Carlini believed to be expendable that was sent to try and save the Lobo series from becoming too violent. He was killed by Lobo, along with several other characters pulled from Comic Limbo, in a barroom brawl. Due to the highly meta nature of the storyline and the fact almost all of the deceased characters appeared again in mainstream continuity, these deaths do not appear to be canon. Kendall returned, only to die once more during Infinite Crisis.
- 68 Appearances of Ryan Kendall (New Earth)
- 12 Images featuring Ryan Kendall (New Earth)
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