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Fighting Yank
Fighting Yank 002

Real Name

Bruce Carter III

First Appearance

Startling Comics #10 (Sept. 1941)

Original Publisher

Nedor

Created by

Richard E. Hughes & Jon L. Blummer

Origin

Bruce Carter I was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Given a special mission by General George Washington, Carter was killed by British spies, and the information he was carrying fell into enemy hands. His spirit was confined to Earth for his failure.

Startling Comics 10

Bruce Carter III was the spitting image of his great-grandfather. He was visited by the ghost of Bruce Carter I, who showed him the location of a magical cloak and tri-corner hat that would give the wearer invulnerability and super strength.

Only Carter III's girlfriend, Joan Farwell, knew of his dual identity.

Powers and Abilities

In addition to his superhuman strength and invulnerability, Fighting Yank was frequently aided by his grandfather's ghost, especially when he was in mortal danger. The ghost could manipulate the physical world and provide Bruce III with information and encouragement.

Golden Age Appearances

  • America's Best Comics #9, 11, 13-25
  • Fighting Yank #1-29
  • Startling Comics #10-22, 24-49

Notes

  • The Nedor comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.
  • Bruce Carter III is played by Pete Crandall in the Legacy of the Masque web series.

See Also

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