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Real Name

Lance Valiant

First Appearance

Freelance Comics #1 (July-August 1941)

Original Publisher

Anglo-American Publishing

Created by

Ed Furness and Ted McCall


Freelance grew up in a lost Antarctic tropical valley tribe. When he reached adulthood, he traveled to the civilised world, where he discovered the Second World War in full swing and became a guerrilla fighter and spy working in occupied Europe against the Germans.

He was assisted by his two sidekicks, Big John Collins and Natasha.

Powers and Abilities

He grew up stronger and tougher than regular men.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Freelance Comics #1-35
  • Grand Slam Three Aces Comics #44


  • The second Canadian superhero (after Iron Man) to appear after the December 1940 ban on U.S. comics.
  • Along with other Golden Age public domain Canadian characters, Freelance was revived in 2010 for Moonstone Books' Johnny Canuck and the Guardians of the North by Ty Templeton.
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