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Thelma Gordon

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Thelma Gordon
Thelma meeting the Comet for the first time.

Real Name

Thelma Gordon

First Appearance

Pep Comics #5 (June, 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Jack Cole


Thelma Gordon is the reporter girlfriend and non-costumed sidekick of, first, John Dickering, the Comet, and then his brother, Bob Dickering, the Hangman. She also had a brother of her own, Johnny (although she never appeared in his one and only appearance - Pep Comics #31).

Golden Age Appearances

  • Black Hood Comics #9-10
  • Hangman Comics #3-5, 7-8
  • Pep Comics #5-21, 23-30, 32-36, 38-41, 43-44, 46-47
  • Special Comics #1


  • Only the golden age MLJ Thelma Gordon is public domain, all subsequent versions created by Archie and DC comics are NOT.
  • Based on a review of First copyright renewals for periodicals, "Pep Comics: issues renewed from March 1949 (v. 1 no. 72); see 1977 Jan-Jun", which would indicate that #17-47 were not copyright renewed.

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