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Rex Baxter

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Rex Baxter

Real Name

Rex Baxter

First Appearance

Dime Comics #1 (Feb. 1942)

Original Publisher

Commercial Signs of Canada/Bell Features

Created by

Edmond Good


Rex Baxter was a soldier returning home from action in Africa. After his ship is torpedoed by a Nazi u-boat, he and his acquaintace, Gail Abbott, land on a tropical island, where they are introduced to a subterranean civilization.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Active Comics #2,4
  • Dime Comics #1-26


  • 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 the war had ended and Canada no longer needed heroes, Rex Baxter and The Dreamer were working on opening a pavilion for the Island of Doom at Expo ’67.

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