Not much has been revealed regarding the history and origin of the hero known as Cap'n Hip, although it has been suggested that his powers are a result of top-secret government drug testing. At some point during the late 50's/early 60's, he created the heroic identity of the Hipster to fight crime and promote the beatnik culture in San Francisco.[1]

At one point, the Hipster was on the trail of the villainous Yellow Claw, and he joined forces with the First Line to defeat him. Although he was offered a position with the team, the Hipster refused.[1]

Later, MacRae encountered the superhero Sunshine, under circumstances to be revealed, and she gave him a new code name as the hero Cap'n Hip. The two fell in love during their partnership and were married, although they otherwise embraced the Hippie culture of the 60's. Once, when investigating the mass hypnotism led by the villainous Rumor, Cap'n Hip and Sunshine were captured by the villain and were rescued by the First Line. All together, the heroes vanquished the Rumor and his allies, Venus and Thor. Once again, MacRae refused membership with the First Line, preferring to adventure by himself and Sunshine.[2]

Later, the couple retired from full-time adventuring to rear their daughter, Truth, who would later grow to become the costumed Gadfly.[3]


  • Superhuman Speed
  • Superhuman Agility
  • Superhuman Reflexes
  • Superhuman Leaping: MacRae can leap fantastic distances.

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