Jane Barlowe

Real Name

Jane Barlowe

First Appearance

Top-Notch Comics #1 (1939)

Original Publisher


Created by

Will Harr and Edd Ashe Jr.


Jane Barlowe was a reporter for the Daily Citizen, a newspaper later inherited by her fiancé, Blane Whitney. Jane and Blane were together for a long time, before she became disenchanted with his flamboyant play-boy life style cover story and became interested in the adventures of the super-hero, the Wizard. Jane was completely unaware they were, in fact, one and the same. They later reconciled and married.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Top-Notch Comics #1, 4, 7-8, 10-13, 15-25, 27
  • Shield-Wizard Comics #8


  • Jane's last name wasn't revealed until Top-Notch Comics #11.
  • Starring the Wizard and the Shield, Jane's appearance in Top-Notch Comics #5 (May 1940) was the first crossover storyline in American comic books, narrowly beating out the more famous Sub-Mariner/Human Torch crossover in Marvel Mystery Comics #8 (June 1940).

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