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Real Name


First Appearance

Terrific Comics #3 (1944)

Original Publisher


Created by

Ed Wheelan


The Octopus was a criminal mastermind who wore headgear that resembled an octopus. He kidnapped Rosalie Brown, "Comics" McCormick's girlfriend, in order to acquire her wishing ring. "Comics" infiltrated the Octopus' hideout using an invisibility pill. He then grabbed a war club in the Octopus' office and knocked out his henchmen. The Octopus, who was terrified of an enemy he could not see, tried to escape with Rosalie. "Comics" then took a visibility pill and confronted the villain by smacking him in the head with the war club. However, when "Comics" tried to remove the villain's mask, the Octopus escaped through a trap door which lead to the river.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Terrific Comics #3


  • The Octopus was a comic book character within the comic book whose adventures are read by "Comics" McCormick. After reading an issue of Octopus Comics, he had a daydream about having to fight the Octopus.
  • In Fat and Slat #4, "Comics" encountered a near identical villain called the Octopus-Man.
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