King of Darkness. “Bruce King, young radio ensign, stumbled on a strange phenomenon while working with ultra short radio waves. First came a neutralization of heat waves - and intense cold results. Then, on a shorter wave, complete, impenetrable darkness...completely neutralized light.” He perfects his “black zero transmitter,” but the press prints that he’s working on a death ray, which leads German agents to try to get it from him. King is forced to activate his black zero transmitter, which results in a “queer pillar of darkness” surrounding him. Fortunately, his special goggles allow him to see through the darkness, and his special suit protects him from the intense cold. Later he creates an “anti-gravity wave” which allows him to fly. King fights agents of Germany, aided by police Sergeant Burke, who knows King’s costumed identity.

First Appearance: Amazing Man Comics #24 (Centaur), Oct 1941. 3 appearances, 1941-1942. Created by Harry Francis Campbell and Harry Weston Taylor.

 

 

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