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Blaze Baylor

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Blaze Baylor
Blaze Baylor

Real Name

"Blaze" Baylor

First Appearance

Cat-Man Comics #1 (1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Charles Quinlan

Golden Age Origin

Blaze Baylor became a crime fighter in order to avenge the death of his famous fire chief father, "Smokey" Baylor, who was killed by an incendiary fire. Baylor used his fighting skills, his "imperbestos" costume (made of "impervium and asbestos cloth," making it both bullet and fireproof), and his "chemical gun." The gun is a combination of a grappling hook, a flamethrower, and a fire extinguisher.


"Impervium" is a term that has been appearing in science fiction since at least the 1920s. It is used to signify some sort of fictitious damage-resistant metal or alloy those exact properties vary depending on the writer. Asbestos, on the other hand, is a very real mineral. While it was not widely known at the time the comic was written, we now know that long-term exposure to asbestos mesothelioma causes lung cancer and other health problems. This is something that writers may want to keep in mind if they're thinking of reviving the character.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Cat-Man Comics #1-4

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