Sphinx. "Ellsworth Forrester, known to the world as a society playboy, is in reality 'The Sphinx,' powerful undercover worker of the metropolitan police force." He is never given an origin; the stories present him as having been active for some time. He has super-strength, endurance, and agility, the source of which is unexplained. He is lethal in dispensing justice, something the police are happy to encourage. He fights Nazi spies, jewel thieves, arsonists, and gangs. He appears in stories with titles like “Theft of the Tank Plans,” “The Lethorade Crimes,” and “Who’s Who in Murder.”

First Appearance: Exciting Comics #2 (Standard), May 1940. 13 appearances, 1940-1941. Created by Kin Platt and ?










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