Red Mask
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Real Name

Unknown

First Appearance

Various Newspapers (1936)

Original Publisher

Created by

George West

Origin

The Red Mask was a Pacific Islander who donned a mask in times of peril such as preventing White men from threatening the Natives.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Best Comics #1-4

Notes

  • 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.
  • Although drawn as Caucasian on the covers of the comics, the character was referred to as "a native" and "an islander" within the stories and was clearly shown with varying shades of darker skin tones.

The Red Mask being white-washed for a cover appearance.

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