Public Domain Super Heroes
Doc Strange
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Real Name

Dr. Hugo Strange

First Appearance

Thrilling Comics #1 (Feb. 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Richard E. Hughes & Alexander Kostuk


Dr. Hugo Strange is a brilliant scientist who developed a serum called Alosun, a "distillate of sun atoms" in order to "defeat crime." He spent many years developing it before he decided to field-test it in his first appearance, when he faced off against the Faceless Phantom. Ingestion of this serum gives him superhuman strength, the ability to fly, and invulnerability. Doc Strange was assisted by his sidekick, Mike, and his fiance, Virginia Thompson.

Doc Strange didn't have a secret identity and he was usually recognized on the streets of his native city. The city's mayor occasionally contacted him to request assistance in some case that was beyond the capacities of mundane law enforcement. However, he wasn't as widely known in greater United States, which allowed him and Mike to travel incognito on several occasions.

Golden Age Appearances

  • America's Best Comics #1-23, 27
  • Thrilling Comics #1-64


  • 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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