Black Terror

Real Name: Bob Benton

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Pharamacist

Affiliations: Tim (Tim Roland)

Enemies: Puzzler

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: U.S.A.

First Appearance: Exciting Comics #9 (Better Publications, May 1940)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength sufficient to stop a subway train in its tracks, limited invulnerability. He was also fond of using machine guns.

History: Bob Benton was a pharmacist working on a tonic to pep people up,  who developed "formic ethers" instead, thanks to a comment made by his new assistant Tim Roland inspiring him along a new path. Inhaling the vapors from his discovery granted him superhuman strength, which he used to become the crimefighter the Black Terror, battling hoodlums, saboteurs and enemy agents in equal measure. Tim, similarly empowered, became his sidekick.

Comments: Thanks to Ben Samuels whose site provided the image of the character used here. Check out his site at

Daniel Brereton's Black Terror is a direct homage to this character.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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