15 Lousy Golden Age Comic Book Heroes
The Golden Age of comic books saw the creation of some of the world's most iconic characters: Superman, Batman, The Flash, The Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Kit West - Cow Puncher.
Here are fifteen more classic characters from the era that you've (probably) never heard of…
15) Cat Man
"Look out, it's Cat Man! Eeewww, he's cleaning himself again."
14) Smilin' Jack
Women wanted him. Men wanted to punch the moustache off his stupid face.
"Honey, if you really want me to wear it in the bedroom then that's okay, but there's no way in hell I'm leaving the house dressed like this."
12) Captain Video
"This is what happens when you don't rewind your tapes ***hole."
11) Kid Eternity
"What's this guy's super power again?"
"I don't know, but can you get him to stop staring at me? It's freaking me out."
10) Ibis the Invincible
For 11 years Ibis the Invincible fought evil around the world, armed only with a turban and a bottle opener.
9) Captain Daring and the Buccaneers
"You want to know what's in this treasure chest? It aint shirts, I'll tell you that much!"
8) Doll Man
See Doll Man face his greatest danger yet: regular-sized birds!
7) Frank Buck
This character disappeared after censors forced writers to change his catchphrase. "Frank Buck: He Don't Give a Damn" just didn't have the same ring to it.
6) Jon Juan
"Sorry ladies, my brother Don couldn't make it. He did let me borrow his sword though. Who's ready to get sexified?"
5) Hoot Gibson
The world's only cowboy with the powers of an owl.
4) Yankee Doodle Jones
Never has violent patriotism been so flamboyant.
3) Mr District Attorney
"Hey, here comes the District Attorney!"
"That's Mister District Attorney to you. Now step aside, or taste my subpoena!"
2) The Green Lama
The Green Lama was killed off in 1941, when his super-power of throwing huge stone swastikas at people suddenly became problematic.
1) Kit West: Cow Puncher
When cows murdered his parents after a trip to the theatre, Kit West vowed that one day he'd take his revenge…
(All images: Heritage Auctions)
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