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The Face

Real Name

Tony Trent

First Appearance

Big Shot Comics #1 (May 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Mart Bailey

Golden Age Origin


Tony Trent, the Man Behind the Face


The Face

Tony Trent, a newscaster for the radio station WBSC, witnesses a murder committed by gangsters disguised as cops. Consequentally he decides to fight crime. Having no innate superpowers, he instead uses a mask to scare criminals. Trent would use his position to learn of crimes and catch those behind them as The Face!

He works with the city's police commissioner to obtain information from the underworld .

Later circumstances caused Tony to give up his Face identity, but he still worked for the cause of justice.

Golden Age Appearances

The Face appeared over 100 times during the Golden Age, spanning 9 years and 5 titles from 1940-1949.

  • Big Shot Comics #1 (May 1940) -104 (August 1949)
  • The Face #1 (1941) -2 (1943)
  • Skyman #1 (1941)
  • Sparky Watts #1 (1942)
  • Tony Trent #3,4 (1948)

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