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Speed Comics

Harvey // October 1939 - January-February 1947
Issue count: 33

An anthology super hero comic of the Golden Age!

Speed Comics

1939 saw the debut of one the earliest heroes at the start of the initial super hero boom of the Golden Age of comics in the very first issue of Speed Comics. The hero was Shock Gibson practically leaping off the cover holding a tank over his head. Speed Comics was produced by Brookwood Publication, a company later acquired by Harvey Comics. The first issue contained the origin of Shock Gibson in the story, "The Human Dynamo" Robert Charles Gibson was a scientist who created a chemical formula that grants the ability to store, generate, and control electricity. After testing it on himself he finds that it increased his strength, gives him the power to fire bolts of lightning, and grants him the power to fly. What followed was 44 issues of Shock Gibson and other heroes such as Captain Freedom, Black Cat, Blonded Boomer, and others. 


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