I loved the Crimson Avenger.
Sure, the “hero pretending to be a criminal” angle, color theme, and even Asian sidekick were basically lifted from the Green Hornet (which I am hoping I have seen the movie of as of this writing), but it was a fun comic. Especially refreshing was the way that Wing, his sidekick, was portrayed and a competent, non caricatured human being. Again, a lift from Green Hornet, but a huge deal at National Comics, where positive depictions of Asians were seemingly verboten. Wing just kicked all kinds of ass.
This, of course, could not last.
Shortly after The Crimson Avenger became just another guy in tights, Wing became a “so solly” caricature of an “oriental”.
I think this leaves the Vigilantee’s Asian-American sidekick “Stuff” as the only mostly inoffensive Asian character from Golden Age DC (I’m still reading. Don’t disillusion me).
What’s sad is this is still a step up for how Wing’s career ended. We’ll get to that.