All-Amazing Comics #3
November, 2000

Cover | Contents | Wonderman | Lt. Hercules
Captain Marvel (text story) | Dan'l Flannel | Letters

Golden Years Library

Hello and welcome to the third outstanding issue of All-Amazing Comics!!! Here you'll get a monthly dose of Golden Age goodness! Before you go check out the special announcement about the next issue in the letters section!

First up this time around is a feature that just appeared in Pure Excitement Comics, Wonderman. I hope you enjoy this one as it's the hardest Nedor character to get without paying a ton of money!!!

Next up we have another story from the lighter side of super heroics, Lt. Hercules. I must say, as goofy as he is, he's one of my many favorites!!!

Here's a bonus this month, Captain Marvel!!! Look for future original stories in the future!!!

Finally this month, we have a very different feature from Target Comics, Dan'l Flannel!!!


    -Story taken from Wonder Comics #13
Better Publications Inc. August 1947
     -Writer- Unknown
     -Penciler- Bob Oksner
     -Inker- Bob Oksner
    -A.K.A.- Brad Spencer
    -Known Powers- Invulnerability, strength, flight via belt, uses ray gun
    -Other information- Brad Spencer was accidentally exposed to a sizzling voltage of a secret current. This gave him the ability to become invulnerable (as hard as steel) and super strength. He was helped by his girlfriend, Carol Paige.
    -Known Appearances- Complete Book of Comics and Funnies 1; Mystery Comics 1-4; Wonder Comics 9-20

Lt. HerculesLt. Hercules
    -Story taken from Green Lama #3
Spark Publications. March 1945
     -Writer- H. L. Gold
     -Penciler- Irv Tirman
     -Inker- Irv Tirman
    -A.K.A.- Wilber Klutz
    -Known Powers- Usual super-hero powers, flight, strength and speed.
    -Other information- Lt. Hercules was a super-hero for hire managed by Merlin. He used a magic formula to change from Wilber to Lt. Hercules when needed.
    -Known Appearances- Green Lama 1-8

Captain MarvelCaptain Marvel
    -Original Text Story
Captain Marvel is property of DC Comics Inc.
     -Writer- Eric Schumacher
     -Artist- Eric Schumacher
    -A.K.A.- Billy Batson
    -Known Powers- The wisdom of Solomon, strength of Hercules, stamina of Atlas, power of Zeus, courage of Achilles, and speed of Mercury
    -Other information- Young Billy Batson was led into a subway by a mysterious shadowy figure where he met the ancient wizard Shazam! Billy only has to speak the wizard's name to be transformed by a magic bolt of lightning into the world's mightiest mortal, Captain Marvel!
    -Known Appearances- All Hero Comics #1; America's Greatest Comics 1-8; Captain Marvel Adventures 1-150; Captain Marvel Adventures Wheaties Giveaway #1; Captain Marvel and the Lieutenants of Safety #1; Captain Marvel Miniature #1; Captain Marvel Story Book 1-4; Flash/Thrill (Whiz) Comics #1; Gift Comics 1-4; Marvel Family 1-89; Master Comics 21; Special Edition Comics #1; Whiz Comics 2-155

Dan'l FlannelDan'l Flannel
    -Story taken from TargetComics vol.7 no.5
The Premium Service Co. Inc. July 1946
     -Writer- Unknown
     -Penciler- Gustav Schrotter
     -Inker- Gustav Schrotter
    -Known Appearances-Blue Bolt 105; 4 Most Comics vol.1 no.3-vol.3 no.2; Target Comics vol.3 no.3-vol.7 no.3, 5-6, 8-11, vol.8 no.1, 4, 6, 8, 12, vol.9 no.2, vol.10 no.2

All-Amazing Comics #3. Published by Golden Years Publications, November 2000. All original material presented here and site design is property of The Golden Years and is not to be represented without permission from the site owner. All re-presented material, comics, covers, etc. is believed to be in the public domain and/or fall under "fair use." Biographical information pulled from Jerry Bails' Who's Who of 20th Century American Comic Books, The Grand Comics Database, AC's Golden Age Hero and Heroine Directory, Pure Excitement Comics, and Jess Nevins' Golden Age Hero Directory.