Real Name: Unknown
Affiliations: Danny Morgan, John "Pop" Weber
Enemies: Nazis, Dr. Oxyo
Known Relatives: None.
Aliases: Defender of Liberty, the Unknown
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Our Flag #1 (Ace Periodicals, 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Able to fly, and can spin in the air fast enough to generate tornados. Carries a "nitro gun" which fires explosive bullets. Invulnerable.
History: "When the cause of freedom and democracy is threatened then, from out of the blue sky, shall come the Unknown Soldier - dauntless American champion of all who fight under the Stars and Stripes - from the smallest child to the bravest doughboy. Who is he? Nobody knows! Where does he come from? Nobody knows! He is just...the Unknown Soldier."
(Our Flag #1-5, Four Favorites #4-20) No synopses available.
Comments: Thanks to Joe Bromhead for information on this character.
In later issues of Four Favorites, the Unknown Soldier strip was replaced by "the Unknown", a hooded narrator for mystery and suspense stories. Whether this was the Unknown Soldier in a new guise remains uncertain.
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
Unknown Soldier, from D.C. Comics
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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