Master Man (Fawcett Comics)


Master Man (Fawcett Comics)
Master Man (Fawcett Comics)
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Publication information
Publisher Fawcett Comics (1939-1953)
First appearance Master Comics #1 (March 1940)
In-story information
Abilities Superhuman strength, Superspeed, & Invulnerability.

Master Man[1] was a short-lived comic book superhero created during the 1930s to 1940s period historians and fans called the Golden Age of Comic Books. His exact creator is uncertain: His first story, in Fawcett Comics' Master Comics #1 (March 1940), was drawn by Newt Alfred, but that issue's cover was drawn by Harry Fiske. The leader character in the anthology Master Comics, he was described[where?] as

...the world's greatest hero: Master Man! Stronger than untamed horses! Swifter than raging winds! Braver than mighty lions! Wiser than wisdom, kind as Galahad is Master Man, the wonder of the world! As a boy, young Master Man was weak until a wise old doctor gave the youth a magic capsule, full of vitamins, containing every source of energy known to man! The boy becomes the strongest man on earth! Upon the highest mountain peak he built a solid capsule made of solid rock! From there he sees all evil in the world and races to destroy it instantly![citation needed]

Master Man could not fly but was super strong and could run at extreme speeds, faster than an automobile. The series lasted six issues, due to a lawsuit threat[citation needed] from National Comics (later DC Comics), the publishers of the Superman series, which had been emboldened by a recent legal victory against a similar character called Wonder Man.

Fawcett would discontinue most of its comic publishing in the mid 1950s.[citation needed] In the 1970s DC Comics licensed Fawcett's Captain Marvel character, and would eventually become the intellectual property owners of Fawcett's superhero characters.[citation needed]

This character has no connection to the Marvel Comics villain, a Nazi called Master Man in the 1970s comic-book series The Invaders, or the Master Man from Quality Comics, a Kid Eternity antagonist.

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