Human Meteor. Duke O'Dowd, a taxi driver, is working as a member of the Foreign Legion in Bavakuria when he meets Wah Le, the ancient ruler of that Tibet-like country. Wah Le gives Duke a magic belt, which Duke uses to fight crime back in the United States as the Human Meteor. Duke is assisted by shoeshine boy Toby, who knows of the Human Meteor's civilian identity. Duke has no superpowers, but the belt gives him super-strength (via an “electric energizer”) and super-speed (via “radium emanations”) and stops metal via a "contra-magnetic field." The field is vulnerable to wood, however. The Human Meteor appears in stories with titles like "The Scaly Dragon," "Genghis Khan Strikes at Sea," and "The Case of the Jap Trap of Death."

First Appearance: Champion Comics #6 (Worth Carnahan), Apr 1940. 10 appearances, 1940-1942. Created by George Appel and ?




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