Four Comrades. Four teens--Buzz Brandon (a boxer), Pudge O’Connor (the fat kid), Tip Adams (the street kid), and Tommy Tompkins (the rich kid inventor)–are forced to confront crime and criminals at too young an age. Despite having no powers, they decide to fight that crime and those criminals as the costumed “Four Comrades,” relying on their native toughness, cunning, and Tompkins’ wealth and inventions. Their nemesis is “nefarious” and possibly supernatural “Black Satan, arch-enemy of America,” who tries to sabotage America by dropping thermite bombs to set forests on fire and who has no compunctions about shooting children.

First Appearance: Startling Comics #16 (Standard), Aug 1942. 19 appearances, 1942-1945. Created by Maurice Gutwirth and ?










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