Captain Courageous (comics)

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Captain Courageous
Publication information
PublisherAce Comics
First appearanceBanner Comics #3 (Sept. 1941)
In-story information
Alter egoNone
SpeciesSupernatural being
Team affiliationsThe Super-Mysterymen
AbilitiesSuper-strength, flight, limited invulnerability; can exist underwater unaided.

Captain Courageous is a fictional superhero character who first appeared in Banner Comics #3 (cover-dated Sept. 1941) from Ace Comics.[1]

Publishing history[edit]

Captain Courageous appeared in Banner Comics from issue #3 to #6 (Sept. 1941 - March 1942; this issue was actually renamed Captain Courageous Comics). That was the end of his first run, as there was no issue #7. He then appeared in the Ace title Four Favorites, from issue #5-28 (May 1942 - March 1946). After that, he fell into the public domain.[1]

In 2008, Captain Courageous appeared in flashback in Project Superpowers #0.[2] The one-shot Project Superpowers: Chapter Two Prelude stated that the Captain will appear as part of a group called The Super-Mysterymen.

Fictional biography[edit]


Captain Courageous is a supernatural being who comes to the aid of brave people who ask for courage; during the Second World War he aided the Allied forces. He appears as a man dressed in a red-and-blue costume with stars on it and a star-shaped mask. His powers include super-strength, flight, limited invulnerability, and the ability to exist underwater unaided.[1] From Super-Mystery Comics #23 onward, Captain traded his costume for civilian clothes and stopped displaying any powers.

Project Superpowers[edit]

At some point after the war, the misguided Fighting Yank trapped the Captain and other heroes in the mystical Urn of Pandora; decades later, the Urn was broken and its inhabitants freed.[2] Captain Courageous and seven other heroes — including Lash Lightning and Lightning Girl, Mr. Raven, Soldier Unknown, and the Sword — are then brought together to form a team called the Super-Mysterymen.


  1. ^ a b c Captain Courageous at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Project Superpowers #0 at the Comic Book DB

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