Challenger (I). This nameless character suffers the tragedy of having his father murdered by the mob. Still only a law student, he vows to avenge his father, and travels around the world, learning the necessary skills, not just weapon-related but in areas like chemistry, "nerve control," and flying a plane. He returns to the States, avenges his father's death as the Challenger, and then fights crime. He has no superpowers, but is extremely skilled with weapons and in hand-to-hand combat; he challenges criminals and then beats them with their own weapons. He appears in stories with titles like “League of Crime,” “Horror Mansion,” and “The Lizard.”

First Appearance: Daring Mystery Comics #7 (Marvel), Apr 1941. 6 appearances, 1941-1942. Created by Charles Wojtkoski and ?


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