Captain Courageous (comics)
|First appearance||Banner Comics #3 (Sept. 1941)|
|Team affiliations||The Super-Mysterymen|
|Abilities||Super-strength, flight, limited invulnerability; can exist underwater unaided.|
Captain Courageous appeared in Banner Comics from issue #3 to #6 (Sept. 1941 - March 1942; this issue was actually renamed Captain Courageous Comics). That was the end of his first run, as there was no issue #7. He then appeared in the Ace title Four Favorites, from issue #5-28 (May 1942 - March 1946). After that, he fell into the public domain.
In 2008, Captain Courageous appeared in flashback in Project Superpowers #0. The one-shot Project Superpowers: Chapter Two Prelude stated that the Captain will appear as part of a group called The Super-Mysterymen.
Captain Courageous is a supernatural being who comes to the aid of brave people who ask for courage; during the Second World War he aided the Allied forces. He appears as a man dressed in a red-and-blue costume with stars on it and a star-shaped mask. His powers include super-strength, flight, limited invulnerability, and the ability to exist underwater unaided. From Super-Mystery Comics #23 onward, Captain traded his costume for civilian clothes and stopped displaying any powers.
At some point after the war, the misguided Fighting Yank trapped the Captain and other heroes in the mystical Urn of Pandora; decades later, the Urn was broken and its inhabitants freed. Captain Courageous and seven other heroes — including Lash Lightning and Lightning Girl, Mr. Raven, Soldier Unknown, and the Sword — are then brought together to form a team called the Super-Mysterymen.
- Captain Courageous at the Comic Book DB
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