Invisible Scarlet O'Neil
Real Name: Scarlet O'Neil
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Enemies: The King of the Slums
Known Relatives: Dr.O'Neil (father, scientist)
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Invisible Scarlet O'Neil newspaper strip, Chicago Times (June 3rd, 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Scarlet can turn invisible by touching a nerve in her left wrist. Her power effects her clothes as well as her body.
History: Scarlet was the daughter of Dr. O'Neil, a scientist working on developing weapons for America, who succeeded in developing an experimental ray. The curious girl placed her finger in the path of the ray, and immediately turned invisible. After a bit of experimentation Scarlet discovered she could turn the power on and off by touching a nerve in her wrist. Scarlet became an adventuress,
Comments: Created by Russell Stamm.
Having debuted in the newspapers in 1940, Scarlet made the leap into comics less than a year later, when her strip began a lengthy reprint run in Eastern Colors' Famous Funnies #81. In 1942 she got her first Big Little Books: Invisible Scarlet O'Neil, and in 1943 her adventures were turned into a novel. A second Big Little Book, Invisible Scarlet O'Neil vs. The King of the Slums was released in 1946. In 1951 Harvey Comics gave Scarlet her own title, which only lasted three issues. Her last gasp outside the newspaper strip was in 1952 when she appeared in Harvey Comics Hits #59 "Tales of the Invisible". Back in her original home Scarlet cut down on using her powers, and in 1950 they dropped the Invisible from the title. Between 1951 and 1955 a new supporting character, Stainless Steel, usurped the strip, increasingly taking over until they retitled it after him in 1955; he was now the star, Scarlet the supporting cast. One year later, 1956, the strip finally ended.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
anyone else who is Invisible
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