Real Name

Davey Landis

First Appearance

Super-Mystery Comics #4 (Nov. 1940)

Original Publisher

Ace Periodicals

Created by

Paul Chadwick


School boy Davey Landis was a big fan of Magno, the Magnetic Man. In fact, he was such a big fan that his older sister, Carole Landis, made him a "little Magno" costume as a gift. Carole made a living as a private investigator. In spite of his young age, she allowed her brother to come along and help her with her cases.

On one such occasion, they crossed paths with Magno, and Davey was (to use the period idiom) over the moon. When his sister was kidnapped, Davey put on a Little Magno costume and tried to help his idol, reasoning that Carole was his sister and he wasn't going to sit on the sidelines while she was in danger. At first, Magno was reluctant to let a non-powered youth tag along, but Davey's persistence eventually wore him down and he agreed to give the self-imposed sidekick a portion of his powers for an hour. Together, the newly minted duo saved Carole and brought down the villain behind the kidnapping to justice.

From that point on, Magno and Davey were inseparable, battling mundane crooks and supervillains such as Cobra, Black Puma, and Clown. During one adventure, the Clown kidnapped Davey and brain-washed him into being his own sidekick.

At first, Magno had to "magnetize" Davey every time they had to fight crime, but eventually, the recharges became unnecessary and Davey was able to use magnetic powers 24/7. 

Public Domain Appearances

  • Super-Mystery Comics #4-29
  • Four Favorites #1-26

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