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    Default Golden Age Destroyer Appreciation (2019)

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    Okay, this one may get a bit screwy since there were variations in how the character's secret identity was spelled and in who later claimed the identity of The Destroyer. But let's try it anyway!

    Keen Marlow (also sometimes spelled "Marlowe") first appeared in Mystic Comics #6 (October 1941). Not only did he rate the cover spotlight, but he got two separate stories featured in that issue!




    Created in part by young Stan Lee for Timely Comics, The Destroyer was a bit different than many typical American heroes at the time because, unlike many who primarily had their stories set in the United States or other Allied countries, Marlow(e) was an American who was operating against the forces of the Axis powers in Nazi Germany!

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    from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age (2004)

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    Based on how he looks, I'm guessing he inspired Drax the Destroyer?
    Matt Murdock's cooler twin brother

    I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!
    Thomas More - A Man for All Seasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_Murdock View Post
    Based on how he looks, I'm guessing he inspired Drax the Destroyer?
    Don't know. And don't forget we've had two different looks for Drax over the years.

    Originally, from Iron Man #55 (February 1973):


    And his more recent look:


    Also, don't forget Marvel has had a tendency to re-use/appropriate names of older characters (whether they had been from Timely Comics or other publishers) going all the way back to the 1960s.

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    I'm talking about the original look, which has both the cowl and the skull.
    Matt Murdock's cooler twin brother

    I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!
    Thomas More - A Man for All Seasons

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