Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Jungle Lord
Affiliations: Balu the Bengal Tiger, Sator the Falcon, Edith Alton
Enemies: Nazis. the Gemba tribe
Known Relatives: Unnamed father (an explorer, deceased)
Aliases: The Tiger Man
Base of Operations: Belgian Congo, Africa
First Appearance: Daring Mystery Comics #2 (Timely Comics, September 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled at jungle survival. Good fighter. Able to speak to animals.
History: When his explorer father died helping one African tribe in a battle with another tribe, the boy who would become known as Trojak was adopted by the explorer's greatful allies. Upon reaching adulthood he became a wanderer, travelling around Africa and coming into conflict with villains of every stripe. He was accompanied by his friends, Balu the Tiger and Sator the Falcon.
Comments: There seems to have been some confusion as to whether Trojak operated in Africa or India - the presence of Balu the Tiger would suggest the latter, but apparently other factors suggested Africa. However Marvel's Golden Age Handbook confirms that Trojak was indeed based in Africa.
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
Tiger Man, Street and Smith Golden Age hero
Tigerman, Fiction House Golden Age hero
Tigerman, UK character
Tiger-Man, Atlas / Seaboard
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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