Public Domain Super Heroes
The Eagle
The Eagle number 1.jpg

Real Name

Captain Bill/Ted Powers

First Appearance

Science Comics #1 (February 1940)

Original Publisher

Fox Features

Created by

Louis Cazeneuve (as "Lester Raye")

Alternate costume of The Eagle and Buddy.


Wealthy scientist and American patriot, Bill Powers first fought the Nazis as a spy and then put on a patriotic costume and battled them as the Eagle. He was assisted by his sidekick, Daredevil Boy.

The Eagle battled many foes, including the likes of the Beast, the Gimp and the Scarecrow. The Eagle was willing to kill his enemies if need be.

Powers and Abilities


  • Though both the Eagle and Buddy were known to come crashing in through and jumping out of windows always landing safely... Neither were ever shown flying (contrary to what many other sites state). In fact, they once fell from a cliff and had to climb back up and more than once jumped from a plane with parachutes.
    • For some adventures, however, he did have an "anti-gravity solution" which he soaked his cape in.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Science Comics #1-8
  • Weird Comics #8-20
  • Eagle #1-4


  • The end of Weird Comics #20 promised the Eagle and Buddy would appear in the next issue however, the twentieth issue would be the title's last.
  • In Science Comics #2, he is called Ted Powers.

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