Public Domain Super Heroes
Virginia Thompson
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Real Name

Virginia Thompson

First Appearance

Thrilling Comics #1 (1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Alexander Kostuk and Richard Hughes


Virginia Thompson was engaged to the hero Doc Strange. Her father, Professor Thompson, was the inventor of the Delta Ray Gun. The Delta Ray Gun was a powerful weapon that could destroy anything its red ray touched it could even stop tanks and battleships.The secret of the ray was coveted by the Faceless Phantom so he had Virginia's father kidnapped. The Phantom's plans were stopped by Doctor Strange. After this Virginia accompanied Doc on many of his adventures, assisting him and his sidekick Mike.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Thrilling Comics #1, 3, 5-7, 13-16


  • 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 her hair is red, on the cover of Thrilling Comics #1, it is blonde and, inside the comic, her hair is colored red or blonde in different panels (a common coloring error at the time).

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