Public Domain Super Heroes
Joan Farwell

Real Name

Joan Farwell

First Appearance

Startling Comics #10 (Sept. 1941)

Original Publisher


Created by

Richard E. Hughes & Jon L. Blummer


Joan Farwell was the fiancée of Bruce Carter III. Joan assisted him in some capacity or another in virtually all of his appearances.

Powers and Abilities

Unike many other Golden Age love interests, she was more than capable of holding her own in a fight. She was also a skilled aviator who was good with a gun.

Golden Age Appearances

  • America's Best Comics #9, 11, 13-25
  • Fighting Yank #1-29
  • Startling Comics #10-22, 24-49


  • 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.
  • Joan stands out when compared to most other characters of her type by figuring out that Bruce was the Fighting Yank the first time she saw him in costume. As she pointed out, his domino mask may have been enough of a disguise to fool strangers but, it certainly wasn't enough to fool someone who knew him as well as she did.