Real Name: Stormy Foster
Identity/Class: Human empowered by chemical means
Occupation: Pharmacy Clerk
formerly Soda jerk
Affiliations: Ah Choo (sidekick)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Hit Comics #18 (Quality Comics, December 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. He had to take a pill each time he wanted to power himself up.
History: Stormy Foster was a mild mannered soda jerk, until the day he accidentally discovered a special vitamin which granted superhuman strength when ingested. Taking it, he became the hero known as the Great Defender (he also used his real name during many of his adventures, even though he was supposedly trying to maintain a secret identity, with his new job as a pharmacy clerk).
Comments: Created by Max Elkan.
Stormy Foster's adventures ran through issues #18 to #34 of Hit Comics.
Thanks to Darci for clearing up my uncertainty as to whether Stormy had to keep taking the pills, and confirming that was indeed the case.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Defenders of the Earth, alliance of newspaper strip heroes
Defenders, Marvel non-team
Stormy Weather, Las Vegas singer and weather witch
Defender, Timely hero
any other Great or Storm heroes
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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