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    Default First spinoff comic character?

    I'm not talking about sidekicks or partners like Robin who have adventures with the hero, but those spun off into their own solo adventures. The earliest I can think of off the top of my head is Captain Marvel, Jr. Anyone got any earlier examples?

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    Jimmy Olson.
    I think restorative nostalgia is the number one issue with comic book fans.
    A fine distinction between two types of Nostalgia:

    Reflective Nostalgia allows us to savor our memories but accepts that they are in the past
    Restorative Nostalgia pushes back against the here and now, keeping us stuck trying to relive our glory days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordMikel View Post
    Jimmy Olson.
    I don't recall him having any on-going solo adventures until the silver age - long after Freddy and Mary had their own.
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    My first thought was the Marvels as well. Junior first, then Mary. At Marvel, I think Sun Girl may have been spun out of Captain America. I don't think Namora actually appeared in Sub-Mariner before getting her own series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzigone View Post
    I'm not talking about sidekicks or partners like Robin who have adventures with the hero, but those spun off into their own solo adventures. The earliest I can think of off the top of my head is Captain Marvel, Jr. Anyone got any earlier examples?
    Timely's "The Young Allies," a spin-off book, teaming up Bucky (Captain America's sidekick), Toro (Human Torch's sidekick) and several non-powered kid characters, debuted in the summer of 1941, a few months before Capt. Marvel Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Trail View Post
    Timely's "The Young Allies," a spin-off book, teaming up Bucky (Captain America's sidekick), Toro (Human Torch's sidekick) and several non-powered kid characters, debuted in the summer of 1941, a few months before Capt. Marvel Jr.
    Cool, thanks.

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