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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 8

Cover of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age 2004

The following in a list of the characters and teams that first appeared in Marvel Comics' Golden Age (under both of Marvel's previous names, Atlas Comics & Timely Comics).

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Characters


Character Real Name First Appearance Notes
1939
American Ace Perry Webb Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (April 1939)
Namor the Sub-Mariner Namor McKenzie Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (April 1939) formerly of the All-Winners Squad and the Invaders; currently in the Invaders.
The Angel Thomas Halloway Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939) formerly of the All-Winners Squad and the V-Battalion
The Human Torch Jim Hammond (alias) Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939) Deceased in New Invaders #9 (2005); Formerly of the Invaders, V-Battalion, All-Winners Squad, Suicide Specials
Ka-Zar David Rand Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939) Last appeared in Marvel Mystery Comics #27
Masked Raider Jim Gardley Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939)
1940s
Fiery Mask Jack Castle Daring Mystery Comics #1 (January 1940) member of the Twelve
Flash Foster Robert Foster Daring Mystery Comics #1 (January 1940)
John Steele Daring Mystery Comics #1 (January 1940)
Monako Unknown Daring Mystery Comics #1 (January 1940)
Electro Electro Marvel Mystery Comics #4 (February 1940) member of the Twelve
The Ferret Dennis Piper Marvel Mystery Comics #4 (February 1940)
Laughing Mask Dennis Burton Daring Mystery Comics #2 (February 1940) member of the Twelve; later known as Purple Mask
Mister E Victor Jay Daring Mystery Comics #2 (February 1940) member of the Twelve
Phantom Bullet Allan Lewis Daring Mystery Comics #2 (February 1940)
Blue Blaze Spencer Keen Mystic Comics #1 (March 1940)
Dakor the Detective Magician Alan Dakor Mystic Comics #1 (March 1940)
Dynamic Man Mystic Comics #1 (March 1940) member of the Twelve
Flexo the Rubber Man Flexo Mystic Comics #1 (March 1940)
Breeze Barton Kurt Barton Daring Mystery Comics #3 (April 1940)
Invisible Man Leonard Gade Mystic Comics #2 (April 1940)
Marvex the Super-Robot Marvex Daring Mystery Comics #3 (April 1940)
Mastermind Excello Earl Everett Mystic Comics #2 (April 1940) member of the Twelve
Phantom Reporter Richard Jones Daring Mystery Comics #3 (April 1940) member of the Twelve
Taxi Taylor Jim Taylor Mystic Comics #2 (April 1940)
The Falcon Carl Burgess Daring Mystery Comics #5 (June 1940)
Hercules Varen David Mystic Comics #3 (June 1940)
Black Widow Claire Voyant Mystic Comics #4 (August 1940) member of the Twelve
The Human Top Bruce Bravelle Red Raven Comics #1 (August 1940)
Magar the Mystic Magar Red Raven Comics #1 (August 1940)
Mercury Makkari Red Raven Comics #1 (August 1940) A member of the Eternals; formerly of First Line; later known as Hurricane
Merzah the Mystic Merzah Mystic Comics #4 (August 1940)
Red Raven Red Raven Comics #1 (August 1940) former member of the Liberty Legion
Thin Man Dr. Bruce Dickson Mystic Comics #4 (August 1940) formerly member of the Liberty Legion; currently in the New Invaders
Mantor the Magician Mantor Human Torch Comics #2 (Fall 1940)
Toro Thomas Raymond Human Torch Comics #2 (Fall 1940) Deceased in Sub-Mariner #14 (1969); formerly of the All-Winners Squad, Kid Commandos, Invaders, Young Allies.
Marvel Boy Martin Simon Burns Daring Mystery Comics #6 (September 1940)
The Vision Aarkus Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (November 1940)
The Patriot
formerly Captain America
Jeffrey Mace Human Torch Comics #4 (Spring 1941) former member of the Liberty Legion and All-Winners Squad
Black Marvel Dan Lyons Mystic Comics #5 (March 1941) mentor of the Slingers
Blazing Skull Mark Anthony Todd Mystic Comics #5 (March 1941) member of the Invaders both golden and modern age; alleged uncle of Ion
Bucky James Buchanan Barnes Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) former member of the Liberty Legion, Kid Commandos, Invaders and Young Allies, now Captain America
Captain America Steven Rogers Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) former member of the Invaders; currently leader of the Avengers.
Moon Man Mystic Comics #5 (March 1941)
Red Skull Johann Shmidt Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
The Terror Laslo Pevely Mystic Comics #5 (March 1941)
Blue Diamond Elton T. Morrow Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941) former member of the Liberty Legion
The Challenger William Waring Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941)
The Fin Peter Noble Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941) ally of modern Invaders
Silver Scorpion Elizabeth Barstow Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941) currently member of the V-Battalion
Thunderer Jerry Carstairs Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941) later known as the Black Avenger
The Defender Don Stevens U.S.A. Comics #1 (August 1941)
Jack Frost U.S.A. Comics #1 (August 1941) former member of the Liberty Legion
Major Liberty John Liberty U.S.A. Comics #1 (August 1941)
Rockman Daniel Rose U.S.A. Comics #1 (August 1941) member of the Twelve
Rusty U.S.A. Comics #1 (August 1941)
The Whizzer Robert L. Frank U.S.A. Comics #1 (August 1941) Deceased in Vision & The Scarlet Witch #3 (1982); former member of the Liberty Legion, Invaders and All-Winners Squad
Young Avenger William Bryon U.S.A. Comics #1 (August 1941)
Father Time Larry Scott Captain America Comics #6 (September 1941)
The Destroyer Kevin "Keen" Marlow Mystic Comics #6 (October 1941)
Captain Terror Dan Kane U.S.A. Comics #2 (November 1941)
Vagabond Patrick "Pat" Murphy U.S.A. Comics #2 (November 1941)
The Witness Mystic Comics #7 (December 1941) member of the Twelve
Citizen V John Watkins Daring Mystery Comics #8 (January 1942) former member of the V-Battalion
Secret Stamp Roddy Colt Captain America Comics #13 (April 1942)
American Avenger Don Caldwell U.S.A. Comics #5 (Summer 1942)
Blue Blade Roy Chambers U.S.A. Comics #5 (Summer 1942) member of the Twelve
Roko the Amazing Lon Crag U.S.A. Comics #5 (Summer 1942)
Archie the Gruesome Archie Comedy Comics #10 (June 1942)
Fourth Musketeer Comedy Comics #10 (June 1942)
Monstro the Mighty Monstro Comedy Comics #10 (June 1942)
Fighting Yank William Prince Captain America Comics #17 (August 1942)
Captain Wonder Jeff Jordan Kid Komics #1 (February 1943) member of the Twelve
Timothy Mulrooney Timothy Mulrooney Kid Komics #1 (February 1943)
Captain Daring Lee Bradford U.S.A. Comics #7 (March 1943)
Marvel Boy Martin Oksner Burns U.S.A. Comics #7 (March 1943)
Miss America Madeline Frank (nee Joyce) Marvel Mystery Comics #49 (November 1943) former member of the Liberty Legion, Invaders, All-Winners Squad
Miss Patriot Mary Morgan Marvel Mystery Comics #50 (December 1943)
Spirit of '76
formerly Captain America
William Nasland Captain America Comics #49 (August 1945) (retcon - in the original comics this was Steve Rogers, but retcons prevented Rogers being active as Cap from this story on) Former member of the Invaders and All-Winners Squad
Millie the Model Millie Collins Millie the Model #1 (Winter 1945)
Alfie Alfie All-Select Comics #11 (Fall 1946)
Blonde Phantom Louise Grant Mason All-Select Comics #11 (Fall 1946) former member of the All-Winners Squad; currently working for Blake Tower
Isbisa Simon Meke All-Winners Comics #19 (Fall 1946)
Mr. Wu Wu All-Select Comics #11 (Fall 1946)
Namora Aquaria Nautica Neptunia Marvel Mystery Comics #82 (May 1947) former member of the Avengers 1950s
Golden Girl Elizabeth "Betsy" Ross Captain America Comics #66 (April 1948)
Sun Girl Mary Mitchell Sun Girl #1 (August 1948)
Venus Aphrodite Venus #1 (August 1948) Member of the Greek pantheon of gods
1950s
Marvel Boy Robert "Bob" Grayson Marvel Boy #1 (1950) Deceased Fantastic Four #165 (1975) after becoming the villain Crusader
Captain America
formerly Grand Director
Young Men #24 (1953) (retcon - in the original comics this was Steve Rogers, but retcons to Rogers' timeline make it impossible for it to be him) Deceased Captain America #153 (1972)
Nomad
formerly Scourge, Bucky
Jack Monroe Young Men #24 (1953) (retcon - in the original comics this was James Barnes, but retcons to his timeline make it impossible for it to be Barnes) Deceased Captain America #5 (2004)
Red Skull Albert Malik Young Men #24 (1953) Deceased
Yellow Claw Yellow Claw #1 (1956)
1960s (Pre-Fantastic Four #1)
Fin Fang Foom Strange Tales #89 (1960)
Doctor Druid, formerly Dr. Droom Anthony Ludgate Druid Amazing Adventures #1 (1961) Deceased; former member of the Monster Hunters and Avengers

Modern Age Golden Age

These characters all appeared after Marvel was well established as Marvel Comics but were set in the Golden Age, many being allies of Captain America or part of the Invaders.

Character Real Name First Appearance Notes
Spitfire Lady Jacqueline Crichton (nee Falsworth) Invaders vol. 1 #7 (1976)
Destroyer Roger Aubrey Invaders vol. 1 #14 (1977) former member of the V-Battalion and Crusaders
Union Jack Brian Falsworth Invaders vol. 1 #18 (1977)
3-D Man Charles "Chuck" Chandler Marvel Premiere #35 (1977)
Crimson Commando Frank Bohannon Uncanny X-Men #215 (1987) former member of the Department, Project: Wide-awake and Freedom Force.

The Lost Generation

In 2000, Marvel released a comic book miniseries which counted down backwards from #12. It featured many new characters and set pre-Fantastic Four #1.

Character Real Name First Appearance Notes
Black Fox Robert William Paine Marvel: The Lost Generation #12 (2000) member of both incarnations of First Line;

Teams

Character Real Name First Appearance Notes
Three Xs

First appearing in 1940 these three non-powered adventurers fought against spies and is yet to appear in the modern age.

1X Mystic Comics vol. 1 #1 1X was the detective of the trio
2X Mystic Comics vol. 1 #1 2X was the inventor of the trio
3X Mystic Comics vol. 1 #1 3X was the strongman of the trio
Tough Kid Squad

Debuting in 1942, the Tough Kid Squad was a group of teenage adventurers lead by the Danger brothers. None of the teens or any of their relative has yet been seen in the modern age

Wally Danger Tough Kid Squad #1 (1942) Gained genius-level intellect through an early version of the Super Soldier serum.
Tom Danger Tough Kid Squad #1 (1942) Gained super strength through an early version of the Super Soldier serum.
Butch Tough Kid Squad #1 (1942)
Derrick Dawes Tough Kid Squad #1 (1942)
Eagle Tough Kid Squad #1 (1942)
Victory Boys

Appearing in 1940, the Victory Boys were a group of German orphans lead by American boy Victor fighting against Nazi in Germany during the War,

Victor Comedy Comics vol. 1 #10 (1940)
Maxie Comedy Comics vol. 1 #10 (1940)
Gus Comedy Comics vol. 1 #10 (1940)
Warren Comedy Comics vol. 1 #10 (1940)
Hans Comedy Comics vol. 1 #10 (1940)
Kurt Comedy Comics vol. 1 #10 (1940)
Young Allies

Founded in 1941, the Young Allies were a group of teen boys who sometimes helped Captain America (Rogers). They were still active after the war but only Bucky and Toro have been seen in the modern age.

Jeff Sandervilt Young Allies #1 (July 1941)
Tubby Tinkle Henry Tinkle Young Allies #1 (July 1941)
Knuckles O'Toole Percival O'Toole Young Allies #1 (July 1941)
Whitewash Jones Young Allies #1 (July 1941)

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