168 – Stan Lee, the Destroyer

A panel from Mystic Comics #6, July 1941
A panel from Mystic Comics #6, July 1941

In Mystic Comics #6 (July 1941), Timely introduces a new costumed hero, The Destroyer, who focused on sabotaging Nazis during World War II. What’s unique about the Destroyer is that he was created by Stan Lee. Stan Lee started his career writing filler stories for Captain America and The Vision, but this is his most popular character from the Golden Age of Comics.