Real Name: Samson
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Affiliations: Professor Brun, David
Enemies: Ko, Mask, Dr. Dag
Known Relatives: Samson (ancestor), unidentified mother, David (adopted son)
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Fantastic Comics #1 (Fox, December 1939)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Like his ancestor, cutting his hair stripes him of his strength; however Samson can regrow his hair and regain his strength within a couple of hours.
History: Informed by his mother that he was a descendent of the Biblical Samson, like his famous ancestor the modern day Samson chose to pit his tremendous strength against the forces of evil and injustice. He soon adopted the orphan David, who used his lariat and boy scout lore (!) to become Samson's sidekick.
Comments: Created by Alex Boon.
Despite the image used here, Samson is only between 6 and 7 foot tall, not nearly 20 as the symbolic splash page depicts. David is in the round panel, top right. Ajax revived the character in the early 1950s. Other than a haircut and slightly less revealing costume, it appears to be the same character (other Ajax revivals were so different as to render them new characters).
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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