Parks. Page Parks is the beautiful air hostess on Trans-Air
Corporations' international mail flights, on their new sub-stratosphere
plane. Page helps pilot Chuck Dawson and co-pilot Jim Jennings get the
mail there on time and to fight crime.
Pals of Freedom. This group of kid crimefighters was
formed by Rusty and included the nonpowered
Mickey, Spec, and Peanuts.
The Panther is an Australian hero. He fights crime and evil in the outback
and jungles and cities of Australia. He has superstrength and agility.
Patrol. Tommy, Blimpo and Curly were French boys and
paratroopers who fought against the Germans wherever they found them.
Pat Parker. See War Nurse.
Patriot. "America's Joan of Arc" is a singing, dancing
engine of righteous fury and destruction for the Germans and for those
who scheme against America and Americans. She has no superpowers but her
patriotism and two fists obviate the need for any.
Patriot. Jeffrey Mace, a newspaper columnist and
reporter, was very patriotic and, inspired by Captain
America, put on a patriotic costume and started to fight crime;
for a brief time (one issue) he acquired a girl sidekick, Miss
Patriot. He had no superpowers but was a good fighter.
O'Day. Patty O'Day is an adventurous newsreel reporter.
Bunyan. Bunyan is a giant (14' tall, possibly more) who
volunteers for the Army out of patriotism and goes on to fight for truth,
justice, and the American way.
Revere, Jr. Paul Revere, Jr., is a boy in New York City,
who with his friends Betsy Ross (no, really) and Patrick Henry (I'm not
making this up, you know) get into all sorts of adventures, fighting Nazis
and solving crimes.
Miller. Pen is a "famed comic-book artist" who also happens
to be a "renowned and respected detective."
Morgan. Pep is the right-thinking, pure-hearted, clean-cut
young man who happens to be an outstanding boxer and athlete and whose
adventures inevitably bring him into contact with criminals.
Payne. Payne was a science fictional hero similar to
A young man leaves the U.S. to spend 25 years in Tibet, studying with the
“Grand High Lamas” and learning all sorts of mystic secrets. After he has
mastered spirit and body he returns to the U.S., takes on the identity
of “Phil Anson,” and begins fighting crime. He is assisted by his bellhop,
Whizzer McGee, who is Phil’s bodyguard. Phil has the ability to separate
his spirit and send it moving about independent of his body; when he is
in spirit form he has superstrength, flight, can grow to giant size and
move invisibly. But if his body is hurt when he’s in spirit form, both
body and spirit will die.
Bullet. Allan Lewis is a reporter for the Daily Bulletin
who, although wealthy, still works as a reporter on minor stories. He puts
on a costume and fights criminals the police can't or won't go after; in
his appearance he is given a special gun--which shoots "ice bullets," which
melt away, leaving no evidence--from a nameless inventor. He uses the gun
in the pursuit of justice.
Phantom Eagle. Mickey Malone is a teenager in England
stationed on an airbase who is a good pilot but is forbidden by Sergeant
Flogg to fly against the Germans. Mickey, not daunted, puts together a
plane of his own and flies off to fight, racking up large numbers of victories.
Later on he is joined by the Phoenix Squadron,
who help him fight the Germans. After the war he forms a charter airline
and goes in search of the Golden Chalice which has the Formula for Peace
inscribed upon it. The Phantom Eagle has no superpowers but is an ace pilot.
Falcons. The Falcons are a group of who have an underground
airstrip and base in Switzerland and from it fight the Luftwaffe across
Phantom Flyer. This mysterious, masked pilot fights for
good and America. He's not really distinctive in any other way.
Lady. Sandra Knight, the daughter of Senator Knight,
is waiting for her father in Washington when she sees two bad guys try
to kill him. She thinks quickly and foils the attack with a rolled-up newspaper.
She enjoys the experience, and when she finds an invention that Professor
Davis, a friend of the Knight family, sent to her father, she adapts it
to help her fight crime as the costumed Phantom Lady. She has no superpowers
but is a good fighter and uses the blacklight ray to project darkness and
make herself invisible.
of the Underworld. "Detective Denton is called `Doc'
by his fellow police officers because he is also a master surgeon." He
doesn't have any powers, but uses his wits and skills as a detective and
surgeon against the criminals.
Ranger. Tex Maxon is the Phantom Ranger, a masked do-gooder
of the Old West.
Reporter. Dick Jones is the Phantom Reporter: "ex-All
American fullback, ex-collegiate boxing, wrestling, fencing champ! By Day,
cub reporter...by night, relentless scourge of the Underworld." He also
has another identity: Van Engen, millionaire. That's about it, really;
he's got no powers and is a standard square-jawed Golden Age hero, although
his costume--blue jacket, fedora, red cape, and a glowing red domino mask--doesn't
Rider. The Phantom Rider is a mysterious masked man who
dispenses justice, with his horse Thunder, in the Old West.
Soldier. The Phantom Soldier is a nameless American who
lurks around the jungles of the Pacific, helping out Our Fighting Men against
The Devilish Japanese Hordes. He can turn invisible, teleport, and also
has various plot-device powers.
Phantom Sphinx. Jakeoster contributes the following:
The Phantom Sphinx is the great Amron, a mummy who wakes up after sleeping for 6,000 years in an Egyptian tomb and decides to fight 20th Century crime. He has a variety of amazing powers, including flight, the ability to enlarge himself, and the ability to create illusions.First appearance: Pocket Comics #1 (Harvey)
Phantom Sub. "Seeking young blood and fresh minds to
carry on his work, Prof. Blackburn, aged inventor, takes as his assistants
Jack Damon and Slim Dugan, graduates of a well-known technical school.
He has plans for a super-sub which will revolutionize modern warfare."
Unfortunately, Prof. Blackburn dies, turning his plans over to Jack and
Slim on his deathbed. Jack and Slim build the sub, despite attempts by
"foreign agents" to take the plans. The sub has a "water-driven engine"
that can move the sub "at a speed of 60 to 100 miles an hour!" It presumably
has weapons, too.
Phoenix Squadron. The Squadron were six boys from various European countries who fly planes against crime and help the Phantom Eagle to fight for world peace. Michael Norwitz adds:
The Phoenix Squadron comprises Sven of Norway, Josef of Poland, Hans of Denmark, Nickolas of Greece, Pierre of France, Hendrik Voorhees of Holland, and their plane designer and female companion JennyFirst Appearance: Wow Comics #27 (Fawcett)
Pinky is the sidekick of Mr. Scarlet.
He has no superpowers.
Pete. "Pinto Pete" Webster is a young lad living on his
mother's ranch somewhere in Arizona during the 1940s. When a group of gangsters
decide to take over the Webster Ranch, as a way to control all the ranches
in the area, Pinto Pete appears and rescues his mother from the enforcers.
Then, with the help of his sidekick, Red, the grown-up foreman of the Webster
Ranch, Pete rides into town and organizes the citizenry into running the
varmints out of town. Pete has no superpowers (his pinto Swifty is pretty
smart, though) but is very good with his lasso and with his twin six-shooters--yes,
he's only nine or ten but he's packing heat and is quite willing to use
it. He draws "with the speed of greased lighning" (sic). He wears an orange
ten-gallon hat, a yellow shirt, and orange chaps.
The Pioneer is a simple (very simple--his vocabulary is quite limited)
backwoodsman who lives in the "deepest and most unknown canyon of Yellowstone"
and is lured out of the woods by criminals. He defeats them and then does
the innocent-in-the-big-city shtick.
Prince. This nameless pirate, a "Robin Hood of the seas,"
roamed the Caribbean (presumably during the 17th or 18th century) with
a crew of "jolly champions." They "preyed on the unjust and liberated those
imprisoned in slave ships," although they traveled into the 20th century
at least twice, once to help Daredevil.
Payson. Planet Payson is the muscle and pilot for Professor
Sandow, a scientist and astronomer, and whenever there's trouble--say,
when there's a "war between one cloud and another" (there are castles on
the clouds, see, and they sometimes go to war)--Planet gets involved. He's
got the usual blaster and spaceship.
Man. Eel O’Brian, a crook, is shot during a
crime-gone-wrong and trips into a vat of acid. He stumbles into a monks’
retreat up in the mountains. They heal him, in mind and body, and once
he’s well he discovers that he can stretch and form his body into almost
anything. He uses his new powers to fight crime. He is assisted by Woozy
Winks, a friend and ex-con.
Burns. "Powder" is an American soldier who fights the
German menace across Europe, in Central Europe as well as France.
Pepper. Pepper is an extremely strong and none-too-bright
boxer. He has a good heart, though, and sticks up for the little guy wherever
he goes. He's also a U.S. Marshal, and uses his status to take in bad guys.
Man. Rip Regan, who is publicly known as Power Man, has
a magic red jacket (from whence he got it is not shown) which when worn
gives him superstrength and enables him to perform Hulk-leaps. He uses
these powers to fight crime.
Kerry Latimer, a Brit visiting Chicago one Christmas Eve, is visited by
an old man who gives him a present "from the mist (sic) of time." It turns
out to be a copy of A Christmas Carol, and what's more, when it's
opened a ghost appears before Latimer and tells him that "On the dawn of
Christmas Day you will become a crime-fighting force endowed with super-human
gifts! Use this strength and wisdom to bring about good in this upset world!
Farewell!" Naturally, when he wakes up he's superpowered and has a new
costume, and so he goes out and fights crime in America. He has superstrength,
superspeed, and is invulnerable to bullets.
Nelson. "It is the year 1982, and civilization, exhaused
by the second and third World Wars, has been conquered by a Mongol horde!
The ruler of the world is Emperor Seng I! From his palace in New-New York,
he governs with despotic might all civilized people, who groan under his
oppression!" Power Nelson, a young man, is choosen by a group of scientists
to be the test subject for a special experiment. It works, giving him "the
strength of a steam engine and the hardness of tempered steel." With these
Power Nelson fights against the rule of Emperor Seng I.
Michael Morgan, a vaudevillian magician, accidentally stops a robbery with
a “funny mask and a loaded water pistol.” Inspired by his success, he puts
on a costume and begins using magician props (hand joy-buzzer, flash powder,
etc) to stop crime.
Press Guardian. See The Falcon (I)
Menou. Menou is the lover of Moon
Girl and her assistant in the fight for justice in the United
States. He is tough and strong but not superpowered.
Pantha. Pantha is a Sheena
clone who fights for justice in the jungle with the help of her boyfriend,
author Dale Hunter, and her skill at jiu-jitsu.
Parker. Private Parker is a patriotic private who has
various adventures and gets up to shenanigans while still in training camp.
Rook. Private Rook is a patriotic private who has various
adventures and gets up to shenanigans while still in training camp.
Powers. Prop is a crime-fighting pilot for the Coast
Parker. Punch Parker is a clever and tough plainclothes
detective for a coastal city.
Mask. This was Dennis Burton's second attempt at being
a superhero, the first being the Laughing Mask.
He has the same background, origin, and m.o. as the Laughing Mask, down
to his twin .45s and killer vigilante approach. He also has a secret crime
Trio. Warren, a ventriloquist, Rocky, a strongman,
and Tiny, a midget, were three out-of-work vaudevillians who used their
abilities to fight crime.
Zombie. The Purple Zombie was created by Doctors Malinsky
and Hale. Dr. Hale intended to use "the invention...to prolong life, not
to revive the dead," but the evil Dr. Malinsky wanted to create armies
of zombies and become "ruler of the living and the dead." Malinsky shoots
Hale dead but is then strangled to death by the zombie, who in his own
words is "without a conscience...but not without a brain." The Purple Zombie
then destroys (violently) Malinsky's allies. He has superstrength and is
bullet-proof. We never learn what the Zombie did in life.
Martin, who is studying electrical engineering, is arrested for an arson
that he did not commit. While he’s being electrocuted, however, he gains
superpowers, and he uses his new abilities to stop crime. He is wanted
for the crime, though, and has to hide his identity. His superpowers include
electrifying his body, forming electric force fields, and shooting lightning
Captain Foghorn, a descendant of John Paul Jones, is the chief of the four-masted
schooner Albatross, a q-boat designed to lure German ships into
combat and destroy them. Foghorn is a good pilot and a good fighter. He
is assisted by Bob Wayne (mate), Dick Martin (bos'n and pilot of the Albatross's
fighter-bomber) and Marmaduke "Freckles" van Weyden.
Quicksilver, whose civilian identity is never named (he's just "Max") and
almost never shown, was never given an origin. He simply worked from his
secret lab and fought crime. He had great superspeed and was very acrobatic.
Quorak is the "super pirate, the man who stole a world!" He's got a big
head and a spindly body, and "with his inventions Quorak threatens to rule
the universe and destroy all traces of civilization...by means of the great
deposit of lodium on Spectremus, he plans to conquer Pluto, greatest of
known planets, by increasing the magnetic force of lodium one thousand
percent...." All very worrisome, to be sure. Never fear, though; the Inter-Planetary
Police are on the job, and they put paid to Quorak's scheme and manage
to capture him.