The Masked Marvel
Real Name: Chet Fairchild
Identity/Class: Normal human
Known Relatives: Colonel Carlton Fairchild (father), Marion Fairchild (sister)
Aliases: Slim Crane
Base of Operations: American West, c.1880s
First Appearance: Gunsmoke #1 (Western Comics [an imprint of Youthful], April/May 1949)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled gunslinger and horse rider.
History: Though born into a life of privilege, the son of an oil millionaire, Chet Fairchild served a sense of justice, riding the range as the Masked Marvel, a skull-faced crimefighter.
Comments: Masked Marvel took second billing in the comic Gunsmoke, after the gunslinger (masked in the first issue, unmasked thereafter) from whom the comic took it's title.
Thanks to Darrin Wiltshire for the use of the Micro Hero image of the Masked Marvel.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Masked Marvel, Centaur Comics Golden Age hero
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