Explorer Joe

Real Name

Joe Thomas

First Appearance

Explorer Joe #1 (Winter, 1951)

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Explorer Joe was a world traveller, adventurer and treasure hunter, who worked for hire. He was usually accompanied by his old friend, Gadabout Swanson.

Joe had a wide array of skills, wore whatever kind of clothing was appropriate for the environment he was going into (usually a khaki shirt and pants), and he usually carried a handgun.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Explorer Joe #1-2
  • Tops in Adventure #1
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