The Moths
Chessmen chessman

Real Name


First Appearance

Wonderworld Comics #9 (May 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Bob Powell (as Arthur Dean)


The Chessmen aided Karno the Chessman in his schemes. In his cavernous subterranean lair they obeyed his every order, up to and including kidnapping Dr. Fung and various others to turn into chess pieces.

They wore red, bulletproof suits with green wings contraptions on their backs that allowed them to fly, and wielded several weapons such as gas guns and disintegrater ray-guns.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Wonderworld Comics #9-10 
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