Real Name: Unknown
Affiliations: Prince Mengu, Star
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Princess of the Moon, Clare Lane, Clare Lune
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Animal Fables #7 (E.C. Comics)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Owns a moonstone which makes her "superior to any man" and invincible in battle. Has a telepathically controlled "moonship" plane.
History: Raised in a small kingdom in a remote part of Samarkand, the girl know as the Princess of the Moon was taught that she came from a long line of women who had been unbeatable in battle. Unfortunately she wasn't told this until after she had sworn to herself that she would never marry a man unless he was a superior warrior to her. Taking her family heirloom, a moonstone said to make the wearer invincible, she left her home and travelled to America in search of Prince Mengu, a suitor she had liked but easily defeated. Finding him working as a teacher under an assumed name, she created her own false identity, Clare Lane, and found work at the same school. Then she convinced him to join her fighting crime in their real identities.
Comments: Created by Max Gaines, written by Gardner Fox, drawn by Sheldon Moldoff. Originally appearing in Animal Fables #7, she quickly gained her own titles, Moon Girl and the Prince, with her sidekick Prince Mengu providing the latter half of the comic's title. Mengu was later replaced by a female sidekick, Star. The comic was soon renamed Moon Girl Fights Crime, and then Moon Girl was dropped from the title and it was renamed and turned into a romance comic from #9 on.
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
Moon Man, alien hero from British comics
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