Commando Yank
Commando Yank

Real Name

Chase Yale

First Appearance

Wow Comics #6 (1942)

Original Publisher

Fawcett Publications

Created by

Clem Weisbecker

Golden Age Origin

Chase Yale was a war correspondent in both Europe and the South Pacific during WWII who joined Naval Intelligence. He later put on the costume of Commando Yank and began fighting the enemies of freedom both as a costumed hero and in his civilian identity as a reporter.


He had no powers but used guns, knives, and various fighting forms to combat Axis forces such as the Black Dragon Society.


In WOW #33, he had a crossover adventure with Phantom Eagle. While they often shared the cover, this was their only meeting.


Public Domain Golden Age Appearances

  • Wow Comics #6-35
  • America's Greatest Comics #4-7

Copyrighted Golden Age Appearances

  • Whiz Comics #102
  • Wow Comics #36-64


  • Only the golden age version of Commando Yank (as depicted in the comics that fell into public domain) is public domain. Non-public domain Golden Age appearances are under copyright of DC Comics, which owns the version of the character based on those comics and all subsequent versions published under DC comics banner.

See Also

Golden Age Heroes Directory


Comic Vine

International Hero

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