Real Name


First Appearance

Zip Comics #3 (April 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Harry Shorten and Irv Novick



Texa was a brilliant crime boss who claimed to possess "the greatest brain in the world." She was about 8 feet tall, and was more than happy to participate in a battle (though usually armed with a ray gun). She could hypnotize people to do her bidding and she commanded an army of hooded men, as well as strange winged creatures (which she called pterodactyls -- doubtful). Her headquarters was a giant zeppelin which could shower the earth with a knockout liquid, and was also armed with powerful magnets and ray guns. At one point, she plotted to kidnap the president of the United States. Texa was a recurring enemy of The Scarlet Avenger, and she won more often than not. Although her dirigible was eventually destroyed, Texa herself was never captured.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Zip Comics #3-5
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