Golden Lad. Tommy Preston, working in his grandfather's antique shop, finds the Aztec "Heart of Gold," an artifact empowered by “the blood of a thousand martyred Aztecs” and which gives “strength and courage” to those pure of heart and devoted to justice. Tommy only has to utter the words “Heart of Gold” (in English, of course) and gain his powers, which he uses to fight crime. Later on Tommy is helped by Golden Girl. Tommy has super-strength and can fly. Golden Lad appears in stories with titles like “The League of 1965,” “The Menace of the Minstrel!” and “The Phoney Policemen.”

First Appearance: Golden Lad #1 (Spark Publications), July 1945. 6 appearances, 1945-1946. Created by Mort Meskin.







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