Real Name: Larry Scott
Identity/Class: Normal human
Enemies: Chips Brant
Known Relatives: John Scott (father, deceased)
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Captain America Comics #6 (Timely, September 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Good fighter.
History: (Captain America Comics #6-12, Mystic Comics #10, Young Allies #3, ga) When Larry Scott's father was falsely accused of murder and sent to the gallows, Larry tried to prove his innocence, but ran out of time to do so. Afterwards, Larry swore to "make time work against criminals instead of the innocent", and created the identity of Father Time, a costumed crimefighter.
Comments: Created by Joe Simona and Jack Kirby.
In Captain America #383, another Father Time turned up wearing a costume similar to this character. He was an Elder of the Universe who was fascinated with time - given that the Golden Age character has such a clear, normal origin, either this is another character entirely, or a major retcon.
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
Father Time, Elder of the Universe who met Captain America in more recent times, and is probably a different character.
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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