389 – Evil Batman

In Detective Comics #135 (March 1948), Batman and Robin are transported back in time through Dr. Carter’s hypnosis to Europe to witness the real Dr. Frankenstein and the creation of his monster. As a result, the evil cousin of Dr. Frankenstein tries to turn Batman into a mindless slave (it doesn’t work and Batman is […]

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388 – The Marvelously Wild West

The rise of western comics continues, as Timely (Marvel) publishes Wild West #1 in February 1948. It features a Two-Gun Kid story and the debut of two other minor Western characters: Arizona Annie and Tex Taylor.

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387 – Super Un-Flex

In Acton Comics #119 (February 1948), Superman gains a new power: Super-control of his muscles, allowing him to shrink them while playing Clark Kent in a Superman suit so that Lois doesn’t realize he looks identical to Superman.

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386 – Two-Gun Kid

The Western comics genre continues to grow in popularity in the late 1940s. Timely (Marvel) Comics debuts the first Two-Gun Kid in Two-Gun Kid #1 (January 1948). Accompanied by his horse Cyclone, Clay Harder roams the wild west, dressed in black and sporting… two guns… And he ain’t afraid of using them neither!

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385 – Villainy Inc

1948 starts out with a new super-villain team-up: Villainy Inc. makes their debut in Wonder Woman #32 (January 1948). Giganta, Doctor Poison, and Cheetah join some other minor Wonder Woman villains are led by Eviless from Saturn to take on Wonder Woman.

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384 – Moon Girl and the Prince

The lineup for EC Comics begins to shift at the end of 1947 after Max Gaines’ untimely boating death, when William Gaines takes over the reins. In December 1947, Moon Girl and the Prince debuts. Moon Girl is a girl from Samarkand who has super strength and a moon rock which gives her even more […]

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383 – Streak, the Wonder Dog

The supporting cast of Green Lantern continues to expand! In Green Lantern #30 (December 1947), Alan (Green Lantern) Scott gains a new partner-in-crime-fighting: Streak the Wonder Dog. Streak narrates the story, making him the main character – which is ironic because eventually he replaces Green Lantern in the comics. Another interesting thing to note is […]

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382 – Black Canary Solo

After 6 months as a supporting cast member of Johnny Thunder, Black Canary is given a solo feature in Flash Comics #92 (December 1947), replacing Johnny Thunder. Here is where we first learn that Black Canary is actually florist Dinah Drake. Her love interest is also introduced: Larry Lance, a private investigator who falls in […]

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380 – Bucky Slap!

Batman wasn’t the only superhero to slap his sidekick. In Captain America #65 (October 1947), Steve lashes out at Bucky in order to convince Bucky that their partnership is through. Of course this is just an act on Steve’s part to convince a criminal society, led by a beautiful woman, that Bucky’s life should not […]

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