Public Domain Super Heroes


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Real Name


First Appearance

Amazing-Man Comics #5 (1939)

Original Publisher


Created by

John F. Kolb

Golden Age Origin

Becoming the target of the mad scientist Barmell's shrinking ray, a young man and his girlfriend, Ritty, are both permanently rendered 6" tall, though they retain some of their respective mass/strength. Initially sent to murder the scientist's relatives with a poison needle (ala the horror film, The Devil Doll), the duo is freed when the scientist blows up his lab when cornered by the FBI. Minimidget is supposedly killed by a mousetrap in this story but is revived by a paramedic in the following issue.

Minimidget and Ritty make the best of their bad situation and become superheroes. They have no powers, but they make use of tiny sports cars and miniature airplanes. Minimidget also carries a tiny sword and rides a trained rabbit named Bucky.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Amazing Man Comics #5-7 (as Minimidget the Miniature Man)
  • Amazing Man Comics #8-13 (as the Super-Midget)
  • Amazing Man Comics #14-25
  • Stars and Stripes Comics #2-6


  • Though unnamed in the original stories in a modern revival of the character published by AC Comics, Minimidget is identified as Jack Rhodes, an FBI man who also appeared in Amazing-Man Comics #5 .

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