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Captain Catapult
Captain Catapult

Real Name

Corp. Tom Manley

First Appearance

Terrific Comics #4 (1944)

Original Publisher

Helnit/Continental

Created by

Ed Wheelan

Golden Age Origin

Like his powerful stone throwing weapon namesake, Captain Catapult used his magic cape to hurl himself through the air with ease striking terror into the hearts of evildoers everywhere. His secret identity as Corp. Tom Manley was discovered by Comics McCormick whose sister Connie was his romantic interest.

He decided to let Comics help him clean up a gang of racketeers run by "Big Butch" Brawler who were running rampant in the city. Comics helped Captain Catapult find their secret lair which he upon receiving a signal from Comics busted into. After beating up the racketeers, the duo left them at the police station for Officer Kelly.

Later at dinner, Mrs. McCormick said that Connie invited Corp. Manley to stay and eat, but he said he had important matters to attend to which Comics agrees. Comics' comment gets a surprised look from his sister Connie mostly likely wondering what Comics knew that she didn't.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Terrific Comics #4

Notes

  • Captain Catapult was a comic book character within the comic book whose adventures are read by Comics McCormick. After reading an issue featuring a Captain Catapult story, he had a daydream about having an adventure with Captain Catapult whom he imagined was secretly his sister's crush Corp. Manley.

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