Public Domain Super Heroes


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Real Name

Jack Strand

First Appearance

Wham Comics #1 (Nov 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Albert Tyler and John Belfi

Golden Age Origin

Jack Strand was a young scientist who specialized in radio waves who discovered a marvelous beam called Detecto the Wonder Beam. He used his discovery to fight criminals such as the insidious “Killer” Blaze.

Detecto had four unlimited powers. The first was the beam could receive and send short wave radio calls. Secondly, it could stop any motor. Third, it also could build up a bulletproof resistance beam. Finally, it could paralyze any living thing that touched it.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Wham Comics #1


  • Not be confused with the characters of the same name, Jack Strand, who appeared in books published by Centaur Comics and MLJ Comics.

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