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Joan Mason
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Real Name

Joan Mason

First Appearance

(possibly) Blue Beetle #2 (May-June 1940) / (definitively) Blue Beetle #4 & Big 3 #1 (both issues came out in Fall 1940)

Original Publisher

Fox Features Syndicate

Created by

(possibly) Larry Antonette / (definitively) Charles Nicholas

Origin

Joan Mason was an American crime reporter who, at different periods of her career, wrote for The Bulletin, Daily Blade, New York Chronicle, and Daily Planet. She was Dan Garret's on-again, off-again girlfriend.

Her father was an admiral in the Navy.

Powers and Abilities

She never figured out her love interest was secretly the Blue Beetle but, otherwise, was fairly smart and capable; even coming up with plans on how to capture criminals such as the Sinister Sphinx.

Public Domain Appearances

  • All Great Comics
  • All Top Comics #8
  • Blue Beetle vol. 1 #4-5, 7-11, 13, 31-42, 44-48, 51, 53, 55, 57-60
    • (possibly #2 but the character went unnamed)
      • vol. 3 #13-15, 18, 22, 24-25
        • vol. 4 #18, 20-21
  • Book of All-Comics
  • Everybody's Comics (unnumbered)
    • vol. 2 #1
  • Mystery Men Comics #15, 26, 28
  • Phantom Lady #13
  • Zoot Comics #7
  • Big 3 #1-4
  • Space Adventures #13-14
  • Tegra #1

Notes

  • Aside from appearing in Blue Beetle stories, she had her own feature during the mid-1940s.
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