Real Name: Burton Slade

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Newspaper reporter

Affiliations: Wilson (his editor)

Enemies: Philip Wingate (Nazi agent)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unspecified coastal U.S. city, near the town of Northbay

First Appearance: Silver Streak Comics #1 (Lev Gleason, November 1939)

Powers/Abilities: Good fighter.

History: Burton Slade was a reporter for the Daily Free Press who decided to become a masked crimefighter, adopting the name the Wasp because he felt the cape he wore resembled insect wings. Inspired by this, he makes a buzzing sound to warn his foes just before he attacks.

Comments: Created by Art Pinajian. The Wasp only appeared in the first two issues of Silver Streak Comics.

The usually reliable Toonopedia states that reports that sites which report that this Wasp made a buzzing noise before striking are in error; much as I hate to contradict my late friend Don Markstein, I've read this Wasp's first story, and the panel before the one above shows the thug asking "What wuz that buzzing sound?"

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

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