Captain Freedom. Newspaper publisher Don Wright puts on a costume in order to help the downtrodden and oppressed, but soon finds that the Axis and its agents are a bigger problem. He is helped by the Young Defenders, four children named Lefty, Slim, Whitey (later Beanie) and Joanie. Captain Freedom has low-level super-strength, limited invulnerability, and can fly. In Speed Comics #23 he is part of a one-time super-team: Shock Gibson, Ted Parrish, Pat Parker, Girl Commandos, Captain Freedom, Dick Lane, and the Black Cat. He fights ordinary criminals, saboteurs, German and Japanese spies, Yellow Peril Mad Scientists like Chang Ku (and his zombies), and the Black Dragon Society, among others. He appears in stories with titles like “The Destructive Construction Company,” “The Undersea Terror,” and “The Star Spangled Wreckers.”
First Appearance: Speed Comics #13 (Harvey), May 1941. 53 appearances, 1941-1947. Created by Arthur Cazeneuve and ?
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