Red Torpedo

Real Name: Jim Lockhart

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Naval captain (retired), adventurer

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Black Shark, King of the Caverns

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Robin Hood of the deep

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Crack Comics #1 (Quality Comics, May 1940)

Powers/Abilities: Good fighter. The Torpedo submarine can fly, travel underwater, and fire energy beams from its front.

History: Retired naval officer Jim Lockhart designed and built a super-submarine, the Torpedo, capable of not only traversing the oceans but also of flying, and armed with energy beam weapons. Taking on the identity of the Red Torpedo, he became an adventurer, ravelling the seas and battling criminals such as the Black Shark. He also discovered Merrezonia, an underwater civilisation inhabited by merpeople.

Comments: Red Torpedo appeared in Crack Comics #1-20. Like the other Quality heroes, he later became property of D.C. Comics, who killed him in All-Star Squadron #32.

Micro hero on this page courtesy of Darrin Wiltshire's Micro Heroes site, used with permission.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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