Destroyer. The Destroyer is Keen Marlowe, an American journalist who went inside Nazi Germany to investigate the true horrors. He is caught snooping and is thrown into a camp, where he is joined by Professor Eric Schmitt, who is thrown in with Marlowe for resisting the Germans. Schmitt gives Marlowe a version of the Super-Soldier serum, and Marlowe breaks out of camp, avenges Schmitt's death, and goes on a rampage behind enemy lines as the costumed Destroyer. At times during his adventures he is aided by the agent Florence von Banger. He is also active in Japan, France, England, and even the U.S. He has no superpowers, but is a good fighter and is skilled with gun and knife. He fights a variety of villains, from ordinary Axis agents to Dr. Dragon to Satan and Madam Satan to the Japanese villain the Face. The Destroyer appears in stories with titles like “The Wings of Death,” “The Serpent Strikes,” and “Robot Revenge.”
First Appearance: Mystic Comics #6 (Marvel), Oct 1941. 58 appearances, 1941-1946. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Binder.
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