Real Name: Tom Dalton
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Lineman for the electric company
Affiliations: Golden Age None;
Silver Age Freedom Fighters
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Smash Comics #13 (Quality Comics, August 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Magno can repel or attracy things with his hands, allowing him to deflect bullets. He can generate electricity through his hands, giving people he punches electric shocks or melting metal with a touch. He needs to keep his energy levels up through occasional recharging by exposing himself to an electrical current.
History: Tom Dalton worked for an electric company as a lineman. An accident on the job exposed him to ten thousand D.C. volts of electricity, leaving him near death; a colleague rather bizarrely was inspired to revive him with an equal current A.C. voltage, which inexplicably actually worked. In addition, Tom learned he had gained incredible powers, which he used as the costumed crimefighter Magno.
Comments: Created by Paul Gustavson.
Magno appeared in Smash Comics #13 tp #21. After the Quality line were bought by D.C., he briefly returned only to die in All-Star Squadron #32.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Magno, Golden age hero
Magno, British hero
Magnor, alien hero who learned his trade from reading comics
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