This past fall I had the pleasure of visiting the island of Maui, where I got to eat a bunch of shave ice, surf while shark fins visibly poked up from the waves and eat at this place that housed a giant sculpture of a sea turtle eating pizza. It was dope. Still, as always, it seems I've been bested by Tsuburaya's Ultraman, who seemed to have an even better time vacationing in the Hawaiian islands with his family.
On this day 50 years ago, Hawaii officially became a star on the American flag. And while Hawaiian superheroes don't necessarily represent a huge chunk of the powered population, there are a few notable examples of how America's 50th state has influenced comicdom with characters fresh from its awesome islandness