Tara the Pirate Queen

Real Name


First Appearance

Wonder Comics 15 (1947)

Original Publisher


Created by

Gene Fawcette


Tara, along with her friends Malo and Robin are unjustly forced into exile from Earth, so they take refuge in Phantom Haven on Venus, the headquarters of Haneesh and his "Brotherhood of Space." Although they are wanted by the authorities as space pirates, they are unofficially recognized as heroic Robin Hood type of characters, battling injustice and corrupt government officials such as Daro Dallas of Mars. The people, especially on Earth, begin to recognize her as their champion.

Tara and her swashbuckling cohort, Robin, were both fine sword fighters, and carried Atom Swords, which could fire a short blast of atomic energy from the tip. Tara also demonstrated leadership skills, tactical cunning and the ability to hypnotize opponents. Malo was a master of the whip. The three of them travelled throughout the solar system and beyond, in the Space Rover.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Wonder Comics #15-20
  • Thrilling Comics #71


  • 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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