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