Rainbow Boy. Jay Watson is a worker for the Wizard Kid Radio Program. He is constantly looking for news items he can use, but too often these are actually about crimes and criminals. When Jay is exposed to the sun's light he gains the ability to turn into Rainbow Boy; as Rainbow Boy he can fly at the speed of light and can mold his rainbow trail into any shape. He began as the sidekick of Hydroman but later had solo adventures. With Hydroman he stops alien invasions; by himself his opponents are more ordinary criminals, airmail thieves and tire thieves and so on. He appears in stories with titles like “The Red Scorpion!”

First Appearance: Reg'lar Fellers Heroic Comics #14 (Eastern Color), Sept 1942. 12 appearances, 1942-1944. Created by Stephen Douglas and Ben Thompson.

 

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