Public Domain Super Heroes


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Real Name

Terry King/Allen

First Appearance

Dime Comics #14 (1942)

Original Publisher

Commercial Signs of Canada/Bell Features

Created by

Jerry Lazare


By day, Terry King (later changed to Terry Allen with no explanation as to why) was a young police chemist. By night, he was the non-powered & shirtless crime-fighter... Nitro! He once teamed up with Wing.

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Golden Age Appearances

  • Commando Comics #21
  • Dime Comics 14-26
  • Joke Comics #17, 25
  • Nitro Comics #1-2
  • Slam-Bang Comics #7


  • Not to be confused with the Marvel or Valiant Comics characters of the same name who are NOT in the public domain.
  • Nitro's team-up with Wing by Jerry Lazare was actually a Phantom Lady & Raven story he had re-drawn from Police Comics #20.
  • An obituary for Johnny Canuck dated April 14, 1978 (published by St. Catharines Standard (and done as though the character had been a real-life hero), stated that, after a failed marriage to Nitro, Wing got remarried to Johnny in May, 1967.

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