Real Name: Dr.Gade
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Enemies: Deadpan Louie, Fatty, Sporvan
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown, presumably the U.S.A.
First Appearance: Mystic Comics #2 (Timely Comics, April 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Immune to fire. Able to turn invisible, though he must recharge this (and his personal energy) periodically using a "power giving" device in his lab.
History: (Mystic Comics #2, ga) Dr.Gade was a brilliant young scientist whose advances worried certain vested interest parties so much that they sent an assassin to kill him. The would-be assassin tried to kill Gade by throwing him into a blast furnace, unaware that the chemicals Gade had been working with had rendered him uninflammable. Gade emerged unharmed from the fire, only to discover the entire process had somehow turned him invisible. Gade swiftly figured out how to reverse the process using a device he put together in his lab and attached to his belt. Now able to turn invisible and visible whenever he pleased, Gade figured out who had sent the assassin. Discovering his attacker in the same office as the money men who had sent them, Gade takes a final revenge on them all.
(Mystic Comics #3, ga) Dr.Gade took on a group of grave robbers led by Deadpan Louie.
(Mystic Comics #4, ga) Dr.Gade tracked down Fatty, a man who had murdered an actress.
Comments: Gade proved to be quite a murderous hero in his brief career, killing virtually every opponent he faced.
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.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Invisible Man, HG Wells' original
The Invisible Man of The League of Extrordinary Gentlemen
Invisible Man, Daniel Westin
Invisible Man, Darien Fawkes
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