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Iron Ace
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Iron Ace

Real Name

Captain Robert Britain

First Appearance

Air Fighters Comics #2 (1942)

Original Publisher

Hillman

Created by

Fred Kida

Golden Age Origin

Centuries ago, a legendary warrior called "Iron Ace" fought by Charlemagne's side for France. When Iron Ace died, Charlemagne predicted that he would return as "the champion of freedom." During World War Two, Captain Britain, a British pilot, is shot down over France and forced to hide in the castle of Dr. LaFarge. LaFarge is the leader of a resistance group, but the Germans shoot him after they track Britain to his castle.

IronPlane

Iron Ace's armoured fighter plane.

Captain Britain puts on the old armour (still in perfect shape) of the Iron Ace and kills the Germans in the castle with the Ace's sword. He then makes himself a plane and, still wearing the Ace's plate armour, takes to the skies and kills a large number of Germans.

The Ace has no super powers, but like his plane, he is so heavily armoured that he's bullet-proof. In addition to being a flying ace, he was also a skilled fighter, swordsman and archer. Iron Ace battled a number of Nazi supervillains, including Black Mail, the Rubberman and an evil version of Thor. In one adventure, he even met Pluto of Hades.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Air Fighters Comics v1 #2-12, v2 #1-10
  • Airboy Comics  v2 #11-12, v3 #1-2, #4-12, v4 #1

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