Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Supernatural being
Enemies: Captain Nippon, El Buff-Ali-Rugg, Shinto Samurai, Swami
Known Relatives: None.
Base of Operations: Active worldwide
First Appearance: Banner Comics #3 (Ace Periodicals, 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Superstrength. Invulnerable. Able to fly. Able to survive underwater.
History: A supernatural being who is drawn to mankind's plane of existence when "brave men and women ask for courage" returned to Earth once more during the Second World War. Seeing the conflict, he was drawn to help the Allied cause.
(Banner Comics/Captain Courageous Comics #3-6; Four Favorites 5-28) No synopses available.
Comments: Captain Courageous abandoned his costume in Four Favorites #22 through 28, fighting crime dressed like a normal person.
Thanks to Joe Bromhead for providing additional information about this character.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory. 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.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Captains
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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