Real Name: Professor Archibald Masters
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First Appearance: Thrilling Comics #19 (Better Publications, 1941).
Powers/Abilities: The American Crusader's powers included superstrength, flight, superspeed, and invulnerability to bullets.
History: Archibald Masters was a mild mannered scientist working at a university in the Eastern U.S. Upset at the news on crime and the events in Europe, he invents an "atom smasher", but his experiment goes wrong, and he is blasted by radiation from the device. Gaining superpowers he adopts a costumed identity as American Crusader. His love interest is his secretary Jane Peters, and his sidekick is Mickey Martin.
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