Public Domain Super Heroes
Jill Trent, Science-Sleuth
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Real Name

Jill Trent

First Appearance

Fighting Yank #6 (December 1943)

Original Publisher


Created by

Al Camy


Jill Trent, the Science Sleuth, was a female adventurer from an unknown American city. She solved crimes through combination of her detective skills and scientific ingenuity. Jill was assisted by her best friend, Daisy Smythe.

Jill and Daisy shared a quarter interest in a uraninite mine from Jill's uncle, Ned.

Powers and Abilities

Both Jill and Daisy were quite capable of handling themselves in the fight, demonstrating proficiency with guns and some basic, but effective, fighting skills.

Jill invented many technological wonders, including:

  • Infra-Red lamp and lenses (glasses) which could see through objects.
  • Infra-radiant magnifying specs - one has to stare intently to enlarge what they see, they can also see right thorough objects.
  • Electro-Repellant, containing a series of supercharged electromagnets, lined up so all the negative poles are set against one another, the positive against the positive - creating electro-repulsion which forces metal objects away.
  • Indestructible cloth - Trent makes it radioactive and indestructible as a result, although it must be treated with a graphite diffuser ray to curtail its radioactivity, otherwise it destroys metal over time.

It's no different than Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson sharing a bed.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Fighting Yank #6, 9
  • Wonder Comics #8-20


  • 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.
  • The character was ranked eighth in the Huffington Post's list of the 10 Most Bada** Comic Book Heroines.