Real Name: Duke O'Dowd
Identity/Class: Human empowered by magical device
Occupation: Cab driver;
formerly Foreign Legionnaire
Affiliations: Toby (shoe shine boy, ally)
Enemies: Mr. Klung
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York
First Appearance: as Duke Champion Comics #6 (Harvey, April 1940); as the Human Meteor Champion Comics #9 (Harvey, July 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, able to fly.
History: One time member of the French Foreign Legion, Duke O'Dowd gained possession of an ancient belt, formerly owned by a Tibetan prince, which granted him superhuman powers. Sharing his secret only with Toby, a shoe shine boy, Duke became the crimefighting Human Meteor.
Comments: Duke appeared for three issues before gaining his superhuman powers. Champion Comics would fold with #25, dated April 1943, ending Duke's career, for a time at least. With the character presumably having moved into the public domain, the Human Meteor turned up again in the 1990's Invaders mini-series as a member of the Battle Axis.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Human Meteor, Centaur Comics
any other Meteor characters
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