Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name

Dick Martin

First Appearance

Startling Comics #18 (Dec. 1942)

Original Publisher


Created by

Jack Binder


Pyroman is the secret identity of research student Dick Martin. Due to his work with high voltage electricity, his body developed the ability to store current. He discovered this ability after he was wrongly charged with murder; sentenced to die in the electric chair, he instead found himself possessed with electricity-based powers. After clearing his name, he decided to use his powers to fight crime.

Golden Age Appearances

  • America's Best Comics #3-8, 10, 12-13, 17-22, 24, 28-29
  • Startling Comics #18-26, 28-43


  • 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.

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