Superheroes thru the Years 1942 to 1949

  • Okay here we are again where to start with 1942 and work our way to the end of the 40’s with 1949. So once again hang on here we go…

  • 2 in January

Wildcat from Bill Finger and Ivan Hasen. Expert in hand-to-hand combat, world champion boxer, peak physical condition, possessed nine lives at any given time, super agility and surprising physical strength. Had a black bodysuit that covered entire body except for mouth and chin.

Mr. Terrific by Chuck Reizenstein andhalSharp. Master of martial arts, Olympic level athletic skills. Sported green and red costume with Fairplay on the front and mask.

  • 2 in February

Airwaves from creators Murry Boltinoff, Mort Weisingerand Lee Harris. Used technology and interest in radio and electronics to create the equipment he used. Wore costume of yellow and blue bodysuit could not find clear description of costume.

Johnny Canuck by Leo Bachie. Had no superpowers. Wore red and white tights and a mask with red maple leaf on forehead. Can find anything else on this guy.

  • 1 in March

Manhunter from Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Donned a superhero like attire red costume with red mask. Had no superpowers, but was an above-average athlete and Superior tracker. Could not find anything else on this guy.

  • 1 in April

Robotman by Jerry Siegal and Leo Nowak. Was a cyborg with super strength, speed, durability, endurance, super sharp vision. Had a rubber mask and flesh like bodysuit to make him look more human.

  • 1 in July

Commando Yank creators unknown. Used guns, knives and different fighting forms. Attire consisted of khaki coveralls with big blue circle with white star and red dot on front.

  • 1 in August

Captain Commando from Jerry Iger and Alex Blum. Was intelligent, had good leadership skills, marksmanship, excellent in unarmed combat, weapons master and had lots of gadgets. Wore blue bodysuit that buttoned up the front, red briefs, brown belt with white V on it, brown gloves, blue mask with white C on the front.

  • 2 in December

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Superheros thru the Years1941

  • So here we are in 1941 there was 25 alone that year.

  • So hang on here we go…  

  • 1 each in January, February and March,

Black Terror from creators Richard E. Hughes and Don Gabrielson. Wore black costume with gold trim, on front chest symbol of skull and crossbones, red and blue reversible cape. Had super strength, limited invulnerability, and like to use machine guns.

Professor Supermind and Son by Alan Moore and Pete Hogan. Possessed super powers were invulnerability and ability to fly. Wore blue bodysuit, red belt, gloves and boots.

Captain America from creator Jack Kirby and Joe Simon. Abilities include peak physical condition, enhanced physical and mental facilities, skilled in armed and unarmed combat, expert in technical strategy, field command and carries vibranium steel alloy shield that was red, white and blue. Outfitted in red, white and blue chainmail costume with wings on mask.

  • 2 in April.

Starman from Gardner Fox and Jack Burnley. He was intelligent, gifted inventor, good at hand-to-hand combat. Other abilities were via gravity and cosmic rods. Which included flight, stellar energy, light and heat projection. Also had a force field, simple energy construction generative ability and was telekinetic. Suit was red and green bodysuit, yellow star on front, yellow briefs, helmet with fin on the top, yellow boots and gloves.

Doctor Mid-Nite by Charles Reizenstein and Stanley  Aschmeier. Had power to see light via infrared lenses, night vision. Wore costume with crimson moon symbol was red and black, green cape with hood, yellow breifs, black mask, red boots and gloves.

  • 1 each in May and July,

Sarzon the Sorcerer created by John B. Wentworth and Howard Purcell. Was an accomplished wizard. Possession of mystical Ruby of Life allowed him to control anything he touched. Donned a tuxedo, red cape, yellow turban with red gem.

Hawkgirl from Gardner Fox and Evelyn Gaines. Most powers came from ninth metal or Nth metal. Which included flight and reincarnation. Also had Nth gravity-defying belt and archaic weaponary. She had exceptional senses and hearing from long term exposure to the Nth metal, super endurance, could communicate with birds, healing Factor, super strength and vision, skilled in hand-to-hand combat, temperature regulation and multilingualism. Wore green and gold shirt, green pants, gold and red boots, big gold wings, black and red wrist guards. Continue reading

Superheros thru the Years 1940

  • The 1940s alone produced over 70 new characters. So this might take a few installments. First we go to the first 6 months of that year. Which gave us 18 alone. So hang on here we go…

  • 4 in January

The Flash from the comics by Gardner Fox and Harry Lambert. Wore red tights with yellow lightning bolts. Could run super fast with matching reflexes.

Hawkman also from Gardner Fox and Harry Lambert. Powers came from the ninth metal or (Nth) which was on an anti-gravity belt. Costume with large wings, yellow helmet with wings on sides, yellow crossing chest straps with circle emblem with red symbol with a black hawk, blue pants, yellow wrist guards, red boots with lightning bolts down the front.

Johnny Thunder by John W Wentworth and Stan Asch. Abilities came from a genie like Thunderbolt entity and uncannily luck. Wore rugged western clothing, use coal dust to cover his blond hair and hide his true identity. Rode a horse named Black Lightning.

The Shield by Harry Shorten and Irv Novich. Powers were superhuman strength, leaping great distances, invulnerability. Wore indestructible costume that was red, white and blue bodysuit with stars and stripes on the front.

  • 4 in February

Captain Marvel (AKA Shazam) created by CC Beck and Bill Parker. Abilities Were magically bestowed include superhuman strength, speed, durability, longevity, flight, spell casting, control of magical lightning, knowledge and focus of the Gods, and teleportation via Rock of Eternity. Attire was red bodysuit with large gold lightning bolt on front, gold scarf belt, gloves and boots.

Electro by Steve Danlman had superhuman strength, and could run 100 mph. Was a red and gold robot.

Spectra from Jerry Siegel. Abilities wrapping reality, immortality, the manipulation of cosmic matters and energy, Cosmic awareness, knowledge of events of the past. His costume was all green, a cape with hood, gloves, boots and bare chest.

Doc Stranger by Richard E. Hughes and Alexander Kostok. Abilities super strength, speed, flight, invulnerability to bullets and was a scientific genius. Had no secret identity and no special clothing.

  • 3 in March

Black Marvel from Al Gabriele. Abilities excellent hand to hand combat and Peak physical condition. Wore black bodysuit with hood, mask, yellow belt, gloves, and boots.

Blazing Skull creator unknown. Had super strength, was immune to fire, regenerative healing, generate and project flames,  could make his tissue invisible while his bones remained visible. His attire was a flaming skull mask, red bodysuit, heavy black gloves, belt, and boots.

Hourglass by creators Ken Fitch and Bernard Bailey. With the use of Miraclo pill he was granted super strength, speed, stamina, durability, night vision, and could survive underwater. Wore black bodysuit with no legs, yellow tights, black boots and magical hourglass

  • 2 in April

Robin from creators Bob Kane Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson. Batman’s sidekick his attire was red tunic, yellow cape, green gloves, green boots, green spandex briefs and utility belt. Was an acrobat, expert in fighting, martial arts, technology and gymnastics.

Catwoman also from Bob Kane and Bill Finger. Wore one piece tight outfit black with hood with cat ears on the sides, black boots and gloves. Used a bullwhip for a weapon, expert burglar, skilled hand-to- hand combatant, gymnast, also utilized retractable claws and climbing pinons.

  • 2 in May

Bullet Man and bullet Girl from Bill Parker and Jon Smalle. Outfitted in red shirts, briefs hers yellow, his red, black boots, belt and gravity regulator helmets that granted them flight and bullet deflection.

Doctor Fate by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman. Only Powers were mastery of magic. Which given magical gold helmet, amulet and cloak. Also wore gold gloves, boots, briefs with blue bodysuit.

  • 3 in June

Scarlet Avenger created by Harry Shorten and Irv Novick. No special powers, but had a lot of high-tech inventions. Did not fight crime alone. Was scientists and inventor. Wore cape with mask attached and normal business suit.

The Spirit by Will Eisner Powers were super longevity, healing, outstanding athlete, hand-to-hand combatant, master detective. Only wore small domino mask, business suit, red tie, fedora hat, and gloves.

Invisible Scarlet O’Neil by Russell Stamm. Received ability of invisibility after sticking her finger in ray of machine her scientist father invented. Could control ability to change from visible to invisible by pinching a nerve in her left wrist. Was also intelligent, had stealth and tracking abilities. Because her clothes also became invisible she wore regular style of the era.

Superheroes thru the Years 1935-1939

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     Okay here we go again first back to 1935 for one more superhero; so hang on here we go… Doctor Occult created in 1935 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Also known as Ghost Detective and Doctor Mystic was a P.I. Used Magic and specialized in cases of the supernatural. Abilities were astral […]

Superheroes thru the years 1920-1935

  • From 1919 to 1926

  • no new superheroes appeared then came,

The Red Shadow 1926 created by Sigmund Romberg similar to other characters that came later. He adopts a mild-mannered disguise to hide his true identity. Finding no real description of what this guy wore except a picture that depicts him in a stripe cape of unknown colors. No known skills or powers. Was a play and film only. No known skills or powers. I could find no other real information regarding this character other than his love story.

Buck Rogers in 1929 by Philip Francis Nowlan (I found it funny that they referred to it as a Space Opera), Rogers was a veteran of World War 1. After serving his country he went to work at a radioactive gas company, which was investigating reports of unusual phenomena in the abandoned coal mine. He was in a lower level of the mine and there was a cave-in he was exposed to the radioactive gas which put him into a state of suspended animation for 492 years. His only real skills were all military and he could fly planes. Pictures of I found show him in military space like clothing a various styles and colors.

Okay now so we get to the thirties and there’s so many that I’m not going to be able to cover them all in this one installment so I’m going to cover as many as I can this time and more the next so here we go with the thirties. Continue reading

Superheros thru the years (1878-1919)

  • Well in my search for the first superheros I was interested but also kind of disappointed in the way it was hard to tell if the early ones were really superheroes or villains. So here’s what I found. Brief descriptions of some of the ones I found so far.

First Spring-heel Jack 1878. The only power I could find for him was that he could jump real high. Thus I suppose the name Spring-Heel Jack he first appeared in Penny Dreadfuls written by George Augustus Sala.

Hugo Hercules came next In 1902 he was first in American comics written by Wilhelm Heinrich Detmev Korner. Which only ran from September 1902 to January 1903 but is widely seen as one of the earliest superheroes. He had superhuman strength. Continue reading