Magicman: Forbidden Worlds

He’s immortal.  He has magic powers.  He wears green tights.  It seems to me that after a few hundred years, someone, somewhere at sometime would’ve told him that green tights aren’t cool.

Bob Phantom!

Another classic.  I love that this guy got his superhero name from a magician.  Read all about him here.

Dr. Strange

He’s a scientist who swallowed a serum that gave him superhuman strength.  Normally in comics when scientists ingest serums things go wrong. Nice to know it worked out well for this guy.

Buckskin and Talon

One of the best things about this hero is that he’s a high school principal.  School administrators may be dull, but school administrators with pet eagles and  heroic frontier garb are awesome!

The Fighting Yank: Startling Comics

Startling Comics didn’t pull any punches.  Look at the layers of fun on this cover. A hero wearing a magic tri-corner hat and cloak that give him super strength and who is guided by the ghost of his grandfather (a murdered patriot) is saving a girl from involuntarily performing a human sacrifice who is obviously being controlled by a magician while members of an Egyptian death cult look on.  Aside from a monkey or a robot, this story has it all! (I’ll bet the guys in hoods are monkeys and robots now that I think about it). Read more about the Fighting Yank here.

Captain Future: Startling Comics

Not to be confused with the Pulp hero, this Captain Future was a scientist who bathed himself in infrared and gamma rays to give him super human strength.  Nothing like a nice refreshing radioactive shower to start your day of fighting crime!  Read one of his stories here.