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    Default Golden Age characters that you find fascinating.

    A thread for Golden Age characters you feel like talking about in general, whether it be because of their interesting origins, the stories they were in, the art they’ve been showcased in and so on.

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    Captain America-- with the Super-Soldier Formula and Vita Rays
    Whizzer --from Cobra bite/Mongoose blood
    Spitfire --from Baron Blood's Bite then blood from Android Human Torch
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    Master Man/Warrior Woman --German Super Soldier Variant

    Yeah, I guess I am a sucker for human enhancement procedures.

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    I was always a sucker for Flash Gordon.

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    For me, the concept of a spirit coming back from the dead to avenge someone, like the Spectre, fascinates me. Also what fascinates me is reincarnation, like with Hawkman, or trained sorcery, like with Doctor Fate. Basically, any origin that resembles anything magical/spiritual/supernatural is likely to catch my attention.

    More Fun Comics #52 (February 1940, DC Comics):



    Flash Comics #1 (January 1940, DC Comics):



    More Fun Comics #67 (May 1941, DC Comics):

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    Black Widow, Ghost Rider before Ghost Rider was cool.



    Satan's ambassador to Earth who went after evil-doers.

    Catman and Kitten



    Mary Marvel


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    The Vision, an alien law enforcement officer, from Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (November 1940, Marvel Comics).


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    I always loved Hourman. His look. His abilities. His Minute Men organization. He's on my Top 5 List.

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    Captain Marvel, gifted powers by the ancient wizard Shazam in Whiz Comics #2 (February 1940, Fawcett Comics).


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    Captain America
    Jay Garrick
    Alan Scott
    Submariner
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    The Comet from Pep Comics #3 (April 1940, Archie Comics), a chemist who injected himself with a special gas that was many times lighter than hydrogen, allowing him to not only achieve flying leaps (and later fly), but also allowing him to fire beams out of his eyes, and wore glass goggles to keep his powers under control.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    I always loved Hourman. His look. His abilities. His Minute Men organization. He's on my Top 5 List.

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    Plus, if all his power is from 1 hour pills, he spends most of his life, including most of his planning for action, as plain ol' timid Tik Tok Tyler. And he gets it done anyway.

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    Going to get older issues of the Phantom when I have the money...

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    I like Black Condor because:

    a. he's a white guy with that name
    b. he was raised by birds who taught him how to fly
    c. he wore the skimpiest outfit - he was 70s Cosmic Boy 35 years before the 70s.

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    Since the thread is about Golden Age "characters", not superheroes, I would certainly include those glamour dolls from the 1940s, Betty and Veronica. It's a lot of fun to see how the artists depict them in every decade since then. Here they are in 1944:



    and here they are from October 1950:


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    Wildfire, human gifted by the god of fire, from Smash Comics #25, 27, and 30 (1941-1942, Quality Comics):






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