Category: golden age

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Appearing in Speed Comics during the war, the …

Appearing in Speed Comics during the war, the Girl Commandos were a team assembled by American nurse Pat Parker and her friend Ellen, and made up of people from every one of the Allied Nations, including Tanya (Russian) and Mei-Ling (China). 

Everyone knows the Hulk started gray before th…

Everyone knows the Hulk started gray before they made him green, but did you know that, in his first appearance, Batman’s gloves were accidentally colored purple? 

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Superman demonstrated two powers in the earl…

Superman demonstrated two powers in the early days that they just sort of forgot about: shapeshifting due to elastic skin (like the pulp era Avenger) and telepathic compulsion hypnosis.  

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Steve Rude.

Steve Rude.

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Lady Fairplay, a schooteacher who gains supers…

Lady Fairplay, a schooteacher who gains superstrength from a scientist friend. Debuted in 1941, she was only in three issues, but she’s well remembered because of a revival in AC Comics in the 1980s. 

Hey, which 1940s superhero did the exact same …

Hey, which 1940s superhero did the exact same gimmick better – TNT Todd, or the Human Bomb?

Of all the superheroes of the 1940s, the superhero who’s costume has aged the best and still looks good is TNT Todd.