Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Magical being (genie)
Affiliations: Cappy, Jane
Known Relatives: None.
Base of Operations:
First Appearance: Mystic Comics #5 (Timely, March 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Able to grow to huge heights (at least up to 80 feet) or shrink down to less than six inches. Superhuman strength. Immune to bullets.
History: Super Slave was a genie who had been imprisoned within a bracelet for "thousands of years", until he was found by a man known as Cappy. Cappy and his daughter Jane had just been washed overboard from a fishing trawler in the North Atlantic; Cappy was washed ashore, but Jane was not so lucky, and as Cappy cried out for his missing daughter, his hand came into contact with Super Slave's bracelet. Released by the cry, an eight foot tall genie emerged, and offered Cappy his services. It didn't take him long to rescue Jane from the waves.
The next morning Super Slave explained that he was now the pair's slave, who could be summoned by scratching the bracelet. This proves helpful when the next group of people encountered turn out to be a bunch of escaped convicts who try to kill them...until Super Slave intervenes.
Comments: Created by Paul Gustavson. Interestingly for a comic that came out in 1940, the lead character with such a dubious name is a tall, white-skinned, blond guy - a very Aryan looking slave...
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. 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
any other Super beings
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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