ZL, ZR, and ZY. These three men, former FBI agents, are the assistants of the Masked Marvel (I) and help him in the war against crime. With the Marvel they fight ordinary criminals like stamp counterfeiters and oil field saboteurs and extraordinary criminals like The Hawk, a confederation of the four largest criminal syndicates in the country (who are responsible for ZL’s death), and the Red Raider, an insane submarine captain turned pirate. They have no superpowers, but make use of the Marvel's equipment and guns.

First Appearance: Keen Detective Funnies v2n7 (Centaur), July 1939. 25 appearances, 1939-1940. Created by Ben Thompson.















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