"The Poet, my friend, is always right... that is the secret of my might!"

The Poet

Real Name


First Appearance

Dime Comics #22 (August 1945)

Original Publisher

Commercial Signs of Canada/Bell Features

Created by

Jerry Lazare


A recurring foe of Nitro, the Poet was a criminal who only spoke in rhyme.

Initially just a henchman for crime boss "Curly" Edwards, the Poet would eventually become the boss of his own gang where he would send out coded instructions (through a book of poems he wrote) that resulted in a massive crime wave.

Powers and Abilities

A brilliant criminal mind, the Poet was not a capable fighter and always ended up beaten with a single punch.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Commando Comics #21
  • Dime Comics #22

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