Real Name: John Aman
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Affiliations: Council of Twelve, Nika (head of council), Tommy Henderson (Amazing Kid), Zona Henderson
Enemies: Dr. Edward McCarth, the Big Question
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Green Mist
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Amazing Man #5 (Centaur Comics, September 1939)
Powers/Abilities: Amazing Man had superhuman strength, was invulnerable, and could disappear in a "cloud of green vapor".
History: Chosen by the Tibetan Council of Seven to be trained to the peak of mental and physical perfection, First World War orphan John Aman was raised to be a superman. When he turned twenty-five, they decided he was ready to return to the outside world to combat crime and injustice, and he returned to America to become the heroic Amazing-Man. He had a teen sidekick, Tommy, the Amazing Kid. His love interest was Zona Henderson, a crime reporter, and Tommy's big sister. His main foe was the Great Question.
Comments: Amazing Man was created by Bill Everett (creator of Namor the Sub-Mariner), who wrote and illustrated his first few appearances. One of the most notable stories was Everett having Amazing Man (frustrated by the madness of the human race, etc.) give in - temporarily - to his own dark side.
Thanks to Ben Samuels whose site provided the image of the character used here. Check out his site at http://www.samuelsdesign.com/comics
Because of his ability to generate a green fog, Amazing Man was also known on occasion as the Green Mist.
The character would be revived, suitably altered and updated, by Malibu Comics, and added to the line-up of the Protectors.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Amazing Man, revived version of the above as one of the Protectors
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