713 – Ma and Pa Lane

In Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane #13 (Sept 1959), Lois’ parents, Sam and Ella Lane, are introduced as farmers from Pittsdale. Superman tags along on a visit and a misunderstanding leads to everyone in Pittsdale thinking that Lois and Superman are going to be married. Interestingly, Lois seems more concerned about this than Superman. This is […]

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174 – Aquaman!

The second major hero to be introduce in More Fun Comics #73 (September 1941) was Aquaman, created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. This first story featured a different origin than in later years, in which Aquaman’s father was a scientist who discovered the underwater ruins of Atlantis, then helped his son learn to live […]

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173 – Green Arrow!

More Fun Comics #73 (September 1941), brought the debut of two new DC characters that are still having adventures to this day, 78 years later, including having adventures on the big and the small screens. Green Arrow, aka Oliver Queen, was created by Mort Weisinger and George Papp. He was a shallow copy of Batman, […]

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167 – Quick, Another Johnny

DC introduces another speedster superhero in Johnny Quick, created by Mort Weisinger, and appearing for the first time in More Fun Comics #71 (July 1941). Johnny Chambers learns a magic formula and, upon reciting it, gains super-speed. It’s not really clear why anyone can’t just repeat this formula themselves to gain super-speed at will.

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