Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name


First Appearance

Octobriana and the Russian Underground (1971)

Created by

Unknown (possibly Petr Sadecky)


  • Although Octobriana was (allegedly) created in Russia in the late 1960s, this is highly-contested. Petr Sadecky, in his book, Octobriana and the Russian Underground, claimed her to be the creation of a group of dissident creators of samizdat comics called the PPP (the Peoples' Pornography Party) who, in accordance with the ideals of Communism, made the character freely available to everyone.
    • In fact, this was all a hoax and Octobriana was (possibly) based on a previous (but, unpublished) character called Amazona with no political overtones.
      • According to Reima Mäkinen, Sadecky asked Bohumil Konecny, Sdneck Burian, and Milos Novak to draw an action adventure comic strip for him called "Amazona." They did indeed produce the material for Sadecky, who promptly left Czechoslovakia for England in 1967, with the Amazona comic strips. The story goes that Sadecky copied the comic strips and changed the central Amazona character into the now familiar image of Octobriana.
        • No matter how many sites claim "Amazona" was an original name for the character that eventually became "Octobriana," the only "proof" of that is the image posted here. However, lacking proper punctuation, "Amazona" could have been nothing more than the name of the island.
          • Many sites also claim a picture of a character called "Amazona" appears on the letters page of 1970's Vampirella #8, and was submitted by one Peter Sadeky of Germany, with the noticeable difference being that the woman in the picture has a bat on her forehead, rather than Octobriana's characteristic red star. Although this picture was submitted by a "Peter Sadeky of Germany," no name for the character was given.