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The following in a list of the characters and teams that first appeared in Marvel Comics' Golden Age (under both of Marvel's previous names, Atlas Comics & Timely Comics).

Contents

Characters

1930s

Marvel Comics #1, (October 1939) (full)

1940s

  • Toro (Thomas Raymond)Human Torch Comics #2 (1940) - Currently deceasedSub-Mariner #14 (1969); formerly of the All-Winners Squad, Kid Commandos, Invaders and the Young Allies.
  • Thin Man (Dr Bruce Dickson)Mystic Comics #4 (July 1940) - formerly member of the Liberty Legion and the New Invaders; current whereabouts unknown.
  • Marvel Boy (Martin Simon Burns)Daring Mystery Comics #4 (June 1940) - alleged reincarnation of Hercules; current whereabouts unknown.
  • Hurricane (Makkari)Red Raven Comics #1 (August 1940) - An member of the Eternals; formerly of First Line; current whereabouts unknown.
  • Red RavenRed Raven Comics #1 (August 1940) - former member of the Liberty Legion; current whereabouts unknown.
  • Vision (Aarkus)Marvel Mystery Comics #13 (November 1940) - extradimensional entity from Smoke World who allied with Markham Ericsohn anf Prof. Enoch Mason; briefly forced to assist Doctor Death in Project: Mohave; current whereabouts unknown.
  • Black Widow (Claire Voyant)Mystic Comics #4 - empowered by demon/Satan and sent to Earth to retrieve the souls of those so wicked he could not stand to have them remain living. She would accompanied the Invaders; currently a member of The TwelveThe Twelve #1
  • Blue Blaze (Spencer Keen)Mystic Comics #1 - current whereabouts unknown
  • Dakor the Magician (Elliot Gold)Mystic Comics #1 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Dr. Gade (Gabriel Gade)Mystic Comics #2 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Dynamic Man (Curt Cowan)Mystic Comics #1 - currently a member of the Twelve.
  • Elektro the RobotMarvel Mystery Comics #4 - currently a member of the Twelve.
  • The Falcon (Carl Burgess)Daring Mystery Comics #5 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Fiery Mask (Dr. Jack Castle)Daring Mystery Comics #1 - a physician who was empowered by the "Zombie Masters" machine; currently a member of the Twelve.
  • Flexo the Rubber ManMystic Comics #1 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Hercules (Brennan David)Mystic Comics #3 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Human Top (Bruce Bravelle)Red Raven Comics #1 - thought to be a fictional character who was mutated by lightning; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Zephyr JonesDaring Mystery Comics #2 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Laughing Mask (Dennis Burtin)Daring Mystery Comics #2 - currently a member of the Twelve; also known as Purple MaskDaring Mystery Comics #3.
  • Magar the MysticRed Raven #1 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Mantor the Magician (Regan O'Malley)Human Torch Comics #2 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Marvex the Super RobotDaring Mystery Comics #3 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Mastermind Excello (Earl Everett)Mystic Comics #2 - currently a member of the Twelve.
  • Merzah the Mystic (Joseph Coyne)Mystic Comics #4 - heroic crime fighter who hunted foreign spies; assisted by Diana Derrick and José Santa Cruz; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Mister E (Victor J "Victor Jay" Goldstein)Daring Mystery Comics #2 - Currently a member of the The Twelve
  • Monako, Prince of Magic (Nicholas Wakelin)Daring Mystery Comics #2 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Phantom Bullet (Allan Lewis)Daring Mystery Comics #2 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Phantom of the Underworld (Patrick "Doc" Denton)Daring Mystery Comics #1 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Phantom Reporter (Richard "Dick" Jones)Daring Mystery Comics #3 - Currently a member of The Twelve and working for the Daily Bugle
  • Jim "Taxi" TaylorMystic Comics #5
  • Trojak the Tiger Man (Daniel Marx)Daring Mystery Comics #2 - also known as TigermanDaring Mystery Comics #6; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Terrence "Terry" VanceMarvel Mystery Comics #10 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Black Marvel (Daniel Lyons)Mystic Comics #5 (March 1941) - in the modern age, he became the mentor of the Slingers; currently deceased.
  • Blazing Skull (Mark Anthony Todd)Mystic Comics #5 (March 1941) - former member of the Invaders both golden and modern age; alleged uncle of Ion; currently a member of the Last Defenders
  • Bucky (James Buchanan Barnes)<ref name="CapAmCom1">Template:Comic book reference - Was thought dead<ref name="Av4">Template:Comic book reference; former member of the Liberty Legion, Kid Commandos, Invaders and Young Allies. Found to be alive by Captain America, Bucky has been an assassin called the Winter Soldier for the Soviet Union since 1945. Being in suspended animation when not on missions, Bucky appears to be in his mid to late twenties and has become the new Captain America.
  • Captain America (Steven Rogers) - former member of the Invaders and later the Avengers; Assassinated by Crossbones and Sharon Carter in the aftermath of the Civil War.
  • Red Skull (Johann Schmidt)
  • Blue Diamond (Elton T Morrow)Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941) - former member of the Liberty Legion; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • The Fin (Peter Noble)Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941) - former member of the New Invaders; current whereabouts unknown
  • Silver Scorpion (Elizabeth Barstow)Daring Mystery Comics #7 (April 1941) - currently member of the V-Battalion; has alzheimers.
  • Jack FrostUSA Comics #1 (August 1941) - former member of the Liberty Legion; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Whizzer (Robert L Frank)USA Comics #1 (August 1941) - DeceasedVision & The Scarlet Witch #3 (1982); former member of the Liberty Legion, Invaders and All-Winners Squad; currently deceased
  • Destroyer (Kevin "Keen" Marlow)Daring Mystery Comics #6 (October 1941) - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Terror (Laslo Pevely)Mystic Comics #5 (1941) - fought during World War II; became amnesiac and was given a chemical by Dr. Storm which was derived from the brain of a dog that had gone into a fury and killed a gorilla; his powers eventually faded; but regained them to assist She-Hulk against the Band of the Bland; however he was defeated by Sitting Bullseye.
  • Captain Terror (Daniel "Dan" Kane)USA Comics #2 - Former ally of Puck; faked his own death at end of the Spanish Civil War while battling El Aguila; returned to action during a Nazi u-boat attack; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Patriot (Jeffrey Mace)''Human Torch Comics #3 (1941) - would come to replace Captain America; former member of the Liberty Legion and All-Winners Squad; currently deceased
  • Blue Blade (Roy Chambers)Mystic Comics #1 - currently a member of the TwelveThe Twelve #1
  • Captain Daring (Holt Wagner)Daring Mystery Comics #7 - one of two people who took up the Captain Daring mantle; current whereabouts and status unknown.
  • The Challenger (William "Bill" Waring)Daring Mystery Comics #7 - a World War II hero and former law student; he traveled around the world to learn the right skills to avenge his father who was killed for giving State evidence to a District Attorney; current whereabouts and status unknown.
  • The Defender (Donald "Don" Stevens)USA Comics #1 - partner of Rusty; he was killed in the 1940s by Alexander Bont
  • David "Davey" DrewMystic Comics #7
  • Father Time (Larry Scott) - fought during World War II; his father was framed for murder but was acquitted too late; defends those falsely accused of crimes.
  • Golden Girl (Betty Ross)- fought during World War II; she was an ally of Captain America (Rogers) and Bucky Barnes and then later Captain America (Jeffrey Mace) and Bucky (Fred Davis); became a secret Government agent working for the FBI; formerly dated Steve Rogers.
  • Jerry "Headline" Hunter - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Major Liberty (John LibertyUSA Comics #1 - World War II hero; he was a professor of American history; current status and whereabouts unknown.
  • Moon Man (Hal Knox)Mystic Comics #5 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • RockmanUSA Comics #1 - currently a member of the Twelve
  • Bob RolandMystic Comics #5 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Super SlaveMystic Comics #5
  • The Thunderer (Jerry Carstairs)Daring Mystery Comics #7 - also known as the Black AvengerAll Winners #6; current whereabouts and status unknown.
  • The Vagabond (Patrick "Pat" Murphy)USA Comics #2 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • The WitnessMystic Comics #7 - currently a member of the Twelve.
  • Young Avenger (William "Bill" Byron]]USA Comics #1 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Zara of the Jungle (Zara Lockhart)Mystic Comics #2 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Citizen V (John Watkins)Daring Mystery Comics #8 (January 1942) - former member of the V-Battalion; currently deceased
  • American Avenger (Don Caldwell)USA Comics #5 - alleged reincarnation of el Gaucho; spent years as an exchange student in Buenos Aires; he was given a costume by the grandson of an ally of el Gaucho; aided in the defeat of a Nazi plot in Argentina; current whereabouts and status unknown.
  • Archie the Gruesome (Archibald Sweep)Comedy Comics #10 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Jeff DixUSA Comics #4 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • The Fighting Yank (William "Bill" Prince)<ref name="CapAmCom17">Template:Comic book reference - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • The Fourth Musketeer (Napoleon Lumiere) - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Gary GauntMystic Comics #9 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Miss Patriot (Mary Morgan)Marvel Mystery Comics #29
  • Monstro the Mighty<ref name="ComCom10"/> - 50 foot tall giant; son of the god Mars; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Roko the Amazing (Lon Crag)USA Comics #5 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Secret Stamp (Roddy Colt) - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Tommy TymeYoung Allies #7 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Miss America (Madeline Joyce Frank)Marvel Mystery Comics #49 (November 1943) - former member of the Liberty Legion, Invaders, All-Winners Squad; currently deceased; thought to be the mother of Peitro and Wanda Maximoff
  • Captain Wonder (Jeff Jordan)Kid Komics #1 - currently a member of the TwelveThe Twelve #1
  • Marvel Boy (Martin Oskner Burns)USA Comics #7 - current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Miss Fury (Marla Drake)Miss Fury #1 - also later known as Black FuryMiss Fury #1.
  • Subbie (Namor McKenzie Jr)Kid Komics #1 - current status and whereabouts unknown.
  • Millie the Model (Millicent "Millie" Collins)Millie the Model #1 (Winter 1945) - former model and later the manager of a modeling agency; also known as Blonde Bombshell and Blonde PhantomMillie the Model #2
  • Blonde Phantom (Louise Grant Mason) - former member of the All-Winners Squad; currently working for Blake Tower
  • Isbisa (Simon Meke) - former enemy of the All-Winner's Squad; former assistant to the director at the Museum of Natural History; in 1949 sabotaged a nuclear reactor in effort to kill Miss America and Whizzer which caused their son to be born a mutant; returned in recent times to siphon power and kill Nuklo (Robert Frank Jr) in order to avenge himself against the Whizzer; later became a professor at Columbia University
  • Mr Wu (Kawanichii Wu)<ref name="AllSel11"/> - current whereabouts and status unknown.
  • Namora (Aquaria Nautica Neptunia)Marvel Mystery Comics #82 (May 1947) - former member of the Avengers 1950s; currently a member of the Agents of Atlas
  • Sun Girl (Mary Mitchell)Sun Girl #1 (August 1948) - fought during World War II; the partner of Human Torch as well as his former personal secretary; she replaced Toro as Torch's sidekick when he left to tend to his ailing foster mother; replaced when Toro returned'; current whereabouts and status unknown
  • Venus (Aphrodite)Venus #1 (1948) - Thought to be a member of the Greek pantheon of gods
  • Harry Blackstone - current whereabouts and status unknown

1950s

1960s (Pre-Fantastic Four #1)

Modern Age Golden Age

These characters all appeared after Marvel Comics was established but were retconned as characters who were active during the Golden Age and friends with Captain America and/or a member of the Invaders.

The Lost Generation

In 2000, Marvel released a comic book miniseries which counted down backwards from #12. It featured many new characters and set pre-Fantastic Four #1.

  • Black Fox (Robert William Paine)Marvel: The Lost Generation #12 (2000) - former professor at Northwestern University where he taught pre-law, came out of retirement and but was killed during Skrull invasion; member of both incarnations of First Line
  • Gadfly (Truth "Ruth" MacRae)Marvel: The Lost Generation #12 - daughter of Captain Hip and Sunshine, former law student, posed as supervillain to gain attention of Black Fox, apparently killed in explosion of Skrull ship during invasion.
  • RapunzelMarvel: The Lost Generation #11
  • Ambassador ZornMarvel: The Lost Generation #8
  • Gene (Omega-20)Marvel: The Lost Generation #7
  • ReboundMarvel: The Lost Generation #5
  • AxisMarvel: The Lost Generation #6
  • The Hipster (Fred MacRae)Marvel: The Lost Generation #3
  • The Reflex
  • Howler
  • Riot-Act
  • Blackjack
  • Jameel
  • Rumor
  • Captain Edvard Hugo
  • Katyusha
  • Scimitar
  • Captain Hip
  • Kid Justice
  • Scythe
  • Captain Zankor
  • Knight Templar
  • The Squire
  • Mary Carmody
  • Mary Liberty
  • Girl Sunshine
  • Chimera
  • Alexander Locke
  • Typhoon
  • Dr. Khadijah
  • Dr. Locke
  • Mako
  • Dr. Mime
  • Miriam
  • Effigy
  • Morph
  • Emperor Dorrek VIl
  • Mr. Justice
  • Eternal Brain
  • Nightingale
  • Firefall
  • Nocturne
  • Jim Fitzpatrick
  • Oxbox
  • Vulcan
  • Rossalyn Fitzwilliam-Dare
  • Walkabout
  • Flatiron
  • Positron
  • Yankee Clipper
  • Frank
  • Princess Zafina
  • Yeti

Teams

Three Xs

First appearing in 1940 these three non-powered adventurers fought against spies and is yet to appear in the modern age. The team first appeared in Mystic Comics vol. 1 #1.

Membership

  • 1X (Xavier Hassell) - the detective of the trio
  • 2X (Xenia Bright) - the inventor of the trio
  • 3X (Xander Walker) - the strongman of the trio

Tough Kids Squad

Debuting in 1942, the Tough Kids Squad was a group of teenage adventurers lead by the Danger brothers. None of the teens or any of their relative has yet been seen in the modern age. The team first appeared in Tough Kid Squad #1

Membership

  • Wally Danger - Gained genius-level intellect through an early version of the Super Soldier serum.
  • Tom Danger - Gained super strength through an early version of the Super Soldier serum.
  • Francis "Butch" Hall
  • Derrick Dawes
  • Eugene "Eagle" Eaglewood

Victory Boys

First appearing in <ref name="ComCom10"/>, the Victory Boys were a group of German orphans lead by American boy Victor fighting against Nazi in Germany during the War. The characters or team have yet to appear in the modern age.

Membership

  • Victor St Clair
  • Maxie Stein
  • Gus Weber
  • Warren Zumwald
  • Hans Brauer
  • Kurt Erzberger

Young Allies

First seen in Young Allies #1 (July 1941), the Young Allies were a group of teen boys who sometimes helped Captain America (Rogers). They were still active after the war but only Bucky and Toro have been seen in the modern age.

Membership

  • Jeff Sandervilt
  • Henry "Tubby" Tinkle
  • Percival "Knuckles" O'Toole
  • Zachariah "Whitewash" Jones

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