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Professor Fenton
ProfFenton

Real Name

Professor Fenton

First Appearance

Thrilling Comics #4 (May 1940)

Original Publisher

Nedor

Created by

Richard Hughes? and August Froehlich?

Origin

Professor Fenton was a mad genius with plans of world domination. He built a time machine in his castle which he used to aid him in his quest in a variety of ways. He sometimes used the time machine to banish his enemies into the past. The Ghost caught on to his plans and managed to rescue a number of his victims from prehistoric times, but the Ghost was unable to destroy the time machine, because there were still other victims trapped in other time periods.

Fenton also used the time machine to transport himself and a handful of his henchman into the past, in search of riches, relics and allies. He attempted to make alliances with a number of legendary figures including Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Morgan le Fay and even Zeus! He gained possession of relics such as the spear of Diana the Huntress. He also briefly posed as King John of England to collect the ransom for King Richard, The Lionheart. He usually attempted to impress historical persons with the modern weapons of his men, but his men usually ended up being slaughtered. Fortunately, he seemed to have a small army working for him in the present. They monitored his progress and communicated with him through an electronic monitor. Fenton himself usually carried a handgun or an "electric pistol".

Golden Age Appearances

  • Thrilling Comics #4-35, 37-38, 47

Notes

  • The Nedor comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.

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