Let’s be honest, of the huge crop of patriotic heroes created after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Simon and Kirby’s Captain America was the best. But when Cap is busy – and it sounds like he’s going to be busy on the silver screen in a couple weeks – one of these heroes could probably stand in and save the world for democracy in his stead.
Captain Freedom (Super Hero)
Created by Arthur Cazanueva and Franklin Flagg, 1941
Don Wright is the publisher of the Daily Bulletin in Central City IL. He decides to put on a costume to help the downtrodden and oppressed, and eventually falls into the business of thwarting Axis saboteurs. His sidekicks are four children known as the Young Defenders: Lefty, Slim, Whitey and Joanie, all newsboys for the Daily Bulletin.
Captain Freedom often teamed up with Black Cat and Shock Gibson, including in the defense of Los Angeles from a Japanese invasion force.
LVL ADV 15 | STR 6 | DEX 5 | CON 5 | INT 5 | WIL 4 | CHA 8 | HP 75 | DC 15 | ATK +12 | SPD 2
POWERS | None
GEAR | Costume (Light Armor)
Conqueror (Super Hero)
Created by Bill Everett, 1941
Pilot Dan Lyons crash landed near the Rocky Mountains near the laboratory of James Norton, a reclusive scientist. Norton revives Lyons with his Cosmic Ray Lamp, which also enhances his physical and mental abilities. Norton convinces young Lyons to fight the Axis on their own turf, which he does.
LVL ADV 9 | STR 9 | DEX 9 | CON 9 | INT 9 | WIL 9 | CHA 9 | HP 54 | DC 12 | ATK +7 | SPD 2
POWERS | Super Abilities (All) +6
GEAR | Revolver, Knife
Man of War (Super Hero)
Created by Paul Gustavson, 1941
Man of War is the son of the god of war, Mars, who decides to send his son to help the warlike Germans during World War II. But Mars miscalculates the rotation of the Earth (math was never his strong suit), and his son ends up in Dayton, Ohio. The boy rejects his father’s ways and instead fights with the Allies. He is equipped with the Flaming Sword of Mars that can cut through anything. His power are derived from rays that shine down from the planets; lead blocks those rays and robs him of his powers.
LVL ADV 11 | STR 13 | DEX 8 | CON 10 | INT 3 | WIL 3 | CHA 3 | HP 77 | DC 16 | ATK +9 | SPD 2
POWERS | Invulnerability II, Super Constitution +7, Super Dexterity +5, Super Strength +10
GEAR | Sword [Energy Blade, Potent Attack]
Miss America (Epic Hero)
Created by Elmer Wexler, 1941
Joan Dale falls asleep visiting the Statue of Liberty and dreams of all the good they could do with her powers. She awakes with magic powers, which she uses to fight criminals and the Axis.
LVL ADV 13 | STR 3 | DEX 3 | CON 3 | INT 3 | WIL 3 | CHA 3 | HP 52 | DC 10 | ATK +10 | SPD 2
POWERS | Create Object, Energy Bolt, Polymorph Anything, Shrink
GEAR | Costume
Unknown Soldier (Super Hero)
Creator unknown, 1941
The Unknown Soldier appears like a bolt out of the blue to fight for freedom and democracy.
LVL ADV 5 | STR 6 | DEX 6 | CON 6 | INT 3 | WIL 3 | CHA 3 | HP 25 | DC 16 | ATK +4 | SPD 2
POWERS | Fly, Invulnerability I, Super Constitution +3, Super Dexterity +3, Super Strength +3, Whirlwind (1/day)
GEAR | Nitro-Gun [Energy Blast]
War Eagle (Super Hero)
Created by Alan Mandel, 1942
Bill Reed was a victim of infantile paralysis, but he becomes determined to build his upper body strength. He succeeds, but his lack of mobility really crimps his style with the ladies. He begins a new regimen to unlock the secret of winged flight, and finally to defeat his paralysis by practicing jumping and landing. A wealthy man, he decides to devote his life to fighting crime and destroying the Nazi threat.
LVL ADV 15 | STR 6 | DEX 4 | CON 5 | INT 3 | WIL 3 | CHA 10 | HP 75 | DC 11 | ATK +12 | SPD 2
POWERS | Super Constitution +2, Super Dexterity +1, Super Strength +3
GEAR | Costume, Wings [Fly]
Yankee Doodle Jones (Super Hero)
Created by Lou Fine, 1941
Yankee Doodle Jones is a Frankenstein monster, created from the bodies of three crippled American veterans by a mysterious scientists using a secret fluid. After the scientist is killed by Nazi agents, Jones and the scientist’s son, who injects himself with the fluid, fight back. The scientist dies, but not before he urges to two to become super heroes. They have teamed up with Yankee Boy and Johnny Rebel.
LVL ADV 12 | STR 9 | DEX 9 | CON 9 | INT 3 | WIL 3 | CHA 3 | HP 72 | DC 16 | ATK +9 | SPD 4
POWERS | Invulnerability I, Super Constitution +6, Super Dexterity +6, Super Speed +2, Super Strength +6
GEAR | Costume