Real Name: Bruce Carter III
Identity/Class: Human with magical cloak
Affiliations: Joan Farwell (fiance)
Known Relatives: Bruce Carter (ancestor, deceased), unidentified father
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Startling Comics #10 (Better Publications, September 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Cloak makes him superstrong. It is also bulletproof, blocking most shots.
History: In 1776 Bruce Carter was a soldier in George Washington's army. Entrusted with delivering vital dispatches, Carter was ambushed and slain en route by British agents. Because he had failed in his mission, Carter's soul could not rest, and his ghost was condemned to wander whenever his country needed him. In 1941, Bruce Carter III, the spitting image of the first Bruce Carter, was visited by the ghost, and directed to find his cloak in the family home's attic. Donning it, Bruce III discovered he had superhuman strength, and became the heroic Fighting Yank. His ancestor would often manifest to lend him a hand.
Comments: As Mike Murphy informs me, the Fighting Yank returned in Alan Moore's Tom Strong as one of the heroes of Terra Obscura. He also briefly turned up in the Americomics universe, before being killed off in Femforce #43 (thanks to Mike Murphy for this last snippet also).
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Fighting Yank, Timely Golden Age character
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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