Real Name: Dan Kane
Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Major Liberty, Rockman, Whizzer, Vagabond, Jack Frost, The Defender, Rusty, Puck
Enemies: Black Carlo, Black Claw
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Active worldwide
First Appearance: USA Comics #2 (Timely Comics, November 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Good fighter, skilled pilot and sailor. Has his own fighter plane and patrol boat.
History: (USA Comics #2, bts, ga) During the Spanish Civil War, American playboy Dan Kane adopted the masked identity of Captain Terror battling against the fascist forces. With the success of General Franco's side, Captain Terror allowed the fascists to believe he had been killed, and returned to the U.S.
(USA Comics #2-4, ga) When German fascists threatened his homeland, Kane revived his Captain Terror identity to take the fight to the Nazis, battling the hook-handed Black Claw and other villains.
(Captain America #442, bts) During the Second World War Captain Terror met Captain America.
(Captain America #442) Though now an old man, Dan Kane was willing to return to action to aid his old ally when the call came.
Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Terror, another Timely hero of the era
any other Captains
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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