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.

B. Clay Moore and Steven Griffin's supernatural detective thriller "Hawaiian Dick" come to mind, and given his prevalence in all things comic book, Hawaiian-born United States President Barack Obama certainly seems to fit the comic book star bill as well.

Do you have any favorite Hawaiian or Hawaii-influenced comic book characters? Share your thoughts, eh?