Public Domain Super Heroes
Bruce Carter

Real Name

Bruce Carter

First Appearance

Startling Comics #10 (Sept. 1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Richard E. Hughes & Jon L. Blummer


Bruce Carter I was a soldier in the Revolutionary War given a special mission by General George Washington. He was killed by British spies and the information he was carrying fell into enemy hands. His spirit was confined to Earth for his failure.

Bruce Carter III was the spitting image of his great-grandfather. He was visited by the ghost of Bruce Carter I, who showed him the location of a magical cloak and tri-corner hat that would give the wearer invulnerability and super strength.

Golden Age Appearances

  • America's Best Comics #15, 22-23, 25
  • The Fighting Yank #1, 5, 10, 14-15, 19, 21-22, 25, 27-29
  • Startling Comics #10, 18, 24, 28, 30, 34, 43, 48


  • The Nedor comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.

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