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Donovan, Dreadnought. Dreadnought Donovan was created by Donald Dane (Iron Egan, Nick Fury) and appeared in a number of stories in Triumph from 1934 to 1936, beginning with “D.D. Fishes For His Breakfast” (Triumph, May 19, 1934).

Dreadnought Donovan is a Legionnaire. He is a “boisterous young Irish giant” who is given the nickname “Dreadnought” by his fellow Foreign Legionnaires because “he was as strong as a horse, and not even the iron discipline of the Legion could quell his spirit.” He “had roughed it in a dozen corners of the world, and not only was he tough as a rhino, but also was as wily as a weasel. He never believed in doing more than he was absolutely forced to do, and, possessed of the spirit of an overgrown schoolboy, he was always trying to turn the tables on bullying N.C.O.’s, or to generally evade the iron discipline of the strictest army in the world.”

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