Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name


First Appearance

Charlton Premiere vol.2 #1 (1967)

Original Publisher


Created by

Roy Thomas and Richard "Grass" Green


The Shape was an artificial life-form created by Professor Scuba S. Duba by exposing a statue made out of special chemicals to "super-hypertensity white aura-light ultra-ebonized light." However, the professor's nephew Kevin bumped into the machine causing The Shape to be born. In the course of his origin adventure he uses his shape-shifting powers to capture communist spies Karl Minten and Vic Facsh.

Powers and Abilities

Shape's body can become almost anything including weapons, tools, and animals. However, Shape has a toddler-like mentality and only a basic grasp of English.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Charlton Premiere vol.2 #1


  • Like many Charlton Characters such as Tyro Team and Spookman, Shape is in the public domain thanks to a lack of a proper copyright notice. This is because any work published without a proper copyright notice between 1923 and 1977 are in the public domain.

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