Real Name: Roy Chambers
Identity/Class: Normal human
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: None (but see comments)
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: U.S.A. Comics #5 (Timely, Summer 1942)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled horseman, good swordfighter.
History: The Blue Blade was a musketeer-themed hero who fought the Japanese spymaster Sandai on the Western Coast of the U.S.A.
Blue Blade took part in the Allied invasion of occupied Europe, but alongside other heroes was captured by the Germans and placed in suspended animation. He has recently been revived.
Comments: Though there is little hard evidence to back it up, beyond a general similarity in concept, there are those who argue that the Blue Blade is the same character as the Fourth Musketeer, simply renamed. However costumes, characterisations and the limited amount of background given for each don't support this.
Blue Blade was revived as part of the Marvel mini-series "The Twelve" by J. Michael Straczynski.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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