Mystery Men & Women:

The T's

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Tabu: 1940, Jungle Comics #1 (Fiction). Tabu is the boy wizard of the jungle, able to cast magic spells. From his first issue: "Deep in the heart of the jungle reigns a man with a sixth sense... According to legend, Tabu once saved an old witch-doctor from a terrible jungle death... And in return for the favor, the witch-doctor gave Tabu an extra sense which made him supreme in jungle-land...

"This sixth sense has made Tabu's instincts so keen, that he excels over all animals... He can run faster than the deer or antelope... He can climb among the trees more agilely than any ape... He can stalk through the dense jungle grass more swiftly, and more quietly, than even the black panther.

"He can leap higher than the leopard. He can soar through the wind with more speed than the eagle. He can dart through the water more swiftly than the shark...

"This sixth sense, in addition to his human intelligence, and his long experience with wild-life, has made him a real wizard of the jungle, and has taught him to be a foe of all that is evil and unjust among the jungle-born."

By later issues, he was a full grown man

 

  Tamaa, jungle prince: 1943, Blue Beetle #27 (Holyoke). Tamaa is a blond Tarzan type. He raises orphaned lion cub Augo and the two travel the jungles together. As far as I know, in this his only story, he must intervene as two men compete in feats of valor to become the next chief of a local tribe.
  Tamor, Jungle Fighter: X-Venture.Hans Odin was a commander of a Prisoner of War Camp and when Germany loses the war, he flees to Africa to evade not only justice but the wrath of Jack Tamor whose brother died in his camp. Though he manages to become a councilor in the native tribe Bar-Ongi, Tamor manages to catch up to him, and after a brief enslavement, to free the white slaves and exact his justice. Tamor, disgusted with civilization, opts to stay in the jungles doing the Tarzan thing. Beautiful blonde Ayilia, leader of the slaves goes with him. NOTE: As fairly common with strips of this type though this is the African Congo, the native tribe looks more South American and of course a pretty white woman is also on hand. Ayiila says the slaves are her people but where they come from and their own future is uncertain.
  Tangi: Dagar the Desert Hawk #14 (Fox). Tangi is a blonde Sheena type. She is helped in the jungles by Ongah, the gorilla. The one strip I read has as an oddity that's not as odd as one would expect, despite the natives being dark skinned, all the women are attractive caucasians.
  Tara: 1947, Wonder Comics 15 (Better). Beautiful Tara and friends Robin and Malo are unjustly exiled from Earth and take up lives as space pirates. They use Venus as their base while they combat injustice across the universe.
  Target & the Targeteers: 1940-49, Target Comics vol 1 no 10. Niles Reed invents a bullet proof costume and recruits friends Dave Brown and Tom Foster to help clear his brother's name and avenge his death. They wear identical costumes except where Niles' is yellow, theirs are red and blue. During the War, each would originally enter a different branch of service until it was decided they were better as a group. There was also briefly a Target Girl early in their careers. Of interesting note, some of the non-War years adventures were written by Mickey Spillane.
  Speed Taylor: 1941, Speed Comics #12 (Harvey). Speed is Clayton College's number one athlete. He and his pal Tubby get involved in all sorts of intrigues and adventures while in school. Upon graduation, he considered going into the Navy but instead joins the Marines.
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Stuart Taylor: 1938, Jumbo Comics #1 (Fiction). Stuart Taylor, girlfriend Laura and scientist Dr. Hayward are time traveller adventurers.
  Tippy Taylor: 1940, Amazing Mystery Funnies v3 #1 (Centuar). A reporter for the Metropolitan Times in Metropolis, CA, he and pilot Hunk O'Clay are heading to the Indies to cover a natural disaster but go way off course and crash during a storm. They are marooned on "the Isle of Phantasy" complete with giant lizards or dinosaurs. Getting separated by one such creature, Tippy finds an old man in a subterranean castle. He claims to be the last of a race that has lived there for hundreds of years and is in the process of bringing animated life to "synthetic robots" that they will act and think for themselves. The old man sends him on some quests for items he's missing in exchange for getting back to civilization: shells of a Mugwug monster's egg, three hairs from the head of the giant Colossus, and the black stone of the Tinilonian Kingdom. He travels to the Lilliputian kingdom of Tinilonia via the back of the giant talking bird Mr. Doaks. NOTE: "Tippy Taylor on Fantasy Isle" was a bit Wash Tubbs crossed with Ally Oop, light-heated whimsical fun.
  Tommy Taylor: 1939, Wonderworld Comics #5 (Fox). Tommy is a ten year old boy of Cornell, Illinois where he lived with his dad and Aunt Susan. Tommy is an amazing boy. He designed and built his own monoplane and whenever a place strikes his fancy that he reads or hears about, he plans and undertakes his own expedition, with clothes, guns, camera and other miscellaneous materials he thinks he might need.  The rub here is Tommy is really a sickly boy wearing a brace, struck with infantile paralysis since he was seven. As he was generally forced to stay indoors, unable to run and play with other boys, his father and aunt give him books on travel and adventure, to which he travels in his keen imagination. NOTE: Appeared in text stories.
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Tegra: 1948, Tegra, Jungle Empress #1 (Fox). Tegra is another Sheena type. Tegra's story was originally intended to be a Rulah story but got re-tooled and changed into another character. I guess she didn't make too big of a splash, as Fox followed up with a blonde Zegra months later.
  Teller Twins: 1940, O.K. Comics #1 (Worth Carnahan). Tom and Tim Teller have graduated from “an old southern university” and want to have some adventure before settling to the dull business life. To start off they buy from old Cap Finger his quick ex-rumrunner The Wasp. They also take their loyal family stereotypical servant Hot-Foot (to be fair, he's at least drawn realistically, it's the script that plays on the stereotype). They decide to keep their likenesses a secret, so Tim adopts some fake glasses and mustache. On the way to Galveston, they run into murderers and smugglers. Despite going through the pains of disguising they are twins, it had nothing to do with the adventure.
Telo: 1944, Captain Flight #3 (Four Star). This hero and spy-fighter was able to read minds. Note: This is a re-colored and re-lettered Saber story from Fight Comics #5.
  Jack Terry: 1945, All Great Comics #1 (Fox). Captain Jack Terry is a heroic pilot for the American Army Air Force. Jack's fiance is Mary Butterworth whose maid Hilda is an enemy spy. Her sister is Lois and has a boyfriend in Colonel “Woggie” Towle. The two ladies become Red Cross workers (presumably after Hilda is arrested and shot... in the story they make use of knowing she's a spy to feed false intel, but her final fate is unrevealed). He gets promoted to Major and to military Intelligence. The strip mixes in real life generals and officers of the time with whom Terry interacts.
  Texas Terror: See Bill Wayne.
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Thesson, son of the gods:~1941, Exciting Comics #2 (Better). Dr. John Thesson travels to Crete with Dr. Craig to excavate the maze of Midas. A rich man, Procustous, living nearby tries to halt the excavation and kill the two Americans. When he stops Procustous and gets the ring of Poseidon, Thesson stands revealed as the reincarnation of Theseus, the last son of the gods and Procustous as Procrostes. The ring gives him superstrength and endurance.

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13: 1941, Daredevil Comics #3 (Lev Gleason). Harold “Hal” Higgins was born on a Friday 13th and it has dogged him. In his youth it was small things: a broken leg on the 13th of a month, a failure in History when he turned in his thirteenth essay. It was on his thirteenth birthday that it became deadly. Taking part in a guessing game, he realized that he and his first girlfriend Helen were thirteenth in line! When it came to be Helen's turn, the chandelier fell from ceiling, loosened by a leaking roof and rainy day, and killed her. On February 13, his brother Bob is killed when his plane crashes in the swampland off Cuba. March 13, his family fortune is wiped out in the stock market. May 13, a car accident cripples his sister Margy for life. July 13, the S. S. Hartland sinks with Captain Higgins, Sr. on board. On September 13, his fiance is run over by a speeding trucker. These all play on his mind, when on April 13, he's fired from his job as a Hollywood reporter. He decides to turn his jinx around by embracing it and puts it on a costume and strikes out against crime. He leaves a calendar with the date of 13 as his calling card.

In issue #5, he saves the life of Darrel Creig, a  13 year old boy heir to his father's steel fortune and whose death is desired by his uncle. The boy proves to be pretty good in a fight and joins him as Jinx.
  Gunner Thompson: 1940, Exciting Comics #1 (Better Publications). Gunner is an expert at handling a gun and hires himself out to people in need of his skills.
Thor: 1940, Weird Comics #1 (Fox). Mild-mannered scientist Grant Farrel is not the adventurous sort, much to the disgust of his would-be girlfriend Glenda. However, for some reason, the Norse god Thor picks him out to be the recipient of his power. In addition to being transformed physically into the semblance of Thor, he gains Thor's incredible hammer and abilities of super strength and lightning projection. Thor also aids him with weapons (such as his gauntlets) and advice, and transporting him and his allies on the back of a lightning bolt. He sometimes changes at will, other times, Thor himself changes him with a lightning bolt. Wasn't long before Glenda learned of Grant's other identity.
  Sandy Thorne: 1939, Amazing Man Comics #5 (Centaur). Red-headed Sandy Thorne is a member of the Congo Patrol, keeping peace in Africa. He's helped by his Malaysian servant Labu who calls him Tuan (meaning "sir" or "mister").
The Three Cheers: 1941, Our Flag #1 (Ace). Nazi agent Malko frames Sis, Boom and Bart, forcing them to leave the U.S. services. In order to prove themselves innocent they band together as the Three Cheers and begin their hunt for Malko who framed them while doing what they can for the USA. Sis is a nurse, wearing a blue dress, hat and red cape making her look a bit super-heroic. Boom, is a Marine sergeant who was a vaudeville escape artist before service, blond (red-head in his earliest appearance) and wore short-sleeved shirt, jodhpurs and a weightlifter belt, making him look a bit like a comic-book version of Doc Savage. Bart was a Naval lieutenant and a scientist in chemistry. He wears a green suit, trenchcoat and fedora. He also carries various objects such as sneezing powder, vials of acid, etc.
  Three Vets: 1946, Cat-man #32 (Holyoke). The War is over. A passenger train winding through the countryside is delayed and discharges its passengers into a sleepy town, including three veterans: Marine Shorty Russo, Texan Sundown Smith from the Army, and Slick Jackson of the Navy. In short order, the three find themselves with one thing in common, they've all been conned by the same group of men. They combine their forces just as the armed branches did in battle and bring the con men to justice. Since it worked out so well, they decide to stick together and clean up the gangsters and criminals at home.
  Captain Thunder: 1940, Jungle Comics #1 (Fiction House). Captain Terry Thunder is in charge of the Congo Lancers. The Lancers are a rough and tumble group, but he has their respect and they have all sorts of adventures fighting injustices in the heart of Africa. The Lancers are Kerrigan, Doyle, and Red among a few others. Over time, the strip changes some. Eventually, he's teaming up with the vulture Kismet, the camel Vincent, and the large Arab Anderson. For animals, Kismet and Vincent are unusually intelligent, thinking in complete sentences. Furthermore, the camel Vincent has what appears to be a ridged fin down his head and neck.
  Thunderbolt: 1942, Doc Savage Comics #10 (Street & Smith). Other than his name of "Adams" I don't know anything about him.
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Thunderbrand: 1945, Cannonball Comics #1 (Rural Home). "Long Ago--when Europe was divided into scores of warring kingdoms and duchies--a five-year old princeling was exiled by his ambitious uncle-- who coveted the throne of Bardavia! Captured by pirates, the boy was reared as a son by Barbarossa, the fiercest buccaneer in the Mediterranean! Now, at seventeen, Thunderbrand begins his quest -- seeking the long-lost gold scepter that will prove his noble birthright!"
  Thunderhoof: 1943, America's Best Comics #7 (Better). The year is 1878 and in Arizona you'll find roaming the lands the wild black stallion Thunderhoof and his mate, the white filly Stardust.
 

Tiger Girl: 1942, Fight Comics #32 (Fiction House). Princess Vishnu aka Tiger Girl operates in the jungles of India (though often appears to be Africa) with her pet tiger Benzali and her Sikh (sometimes Hindu) servant Abdola. Unlike other jungle queens, she used a whip as well as a ring that would give her great strength when she looked at it.

Her father was Rajah Vishnu and mother an Irish beauty. Her father was in love with the land of Africa and hunting tigers and gave rule of his province over to his brother while he stayed in Africa. Then one day during a hunt, he was fatally wounded by a tiger. He gave over her care to the servant Abdola. Even after news of her uncle's death came to her and that she was heir to a real throne, Tiger Girl chose to remain in Africa, sending word back for the land to choose another ruler.

  Tiger Hart: 1940, Planet Comics #2 (Fiction House). Tiger Hart is a sword & sorcery type character, complete with a horned hat, a sword and living in a castle in what could be the Dark - Middle Ages. The rub is this is not Earth but Saturn.
  Tiger Man: 1946, Rangers #28 (Fiction House). Lt. Robert Benton
  Tigerman: 1943, Super Magician v2#5 (Street & Smith). Trouble rears its head and Professor Greg Lee would pop a pill that granted him the strength of a tiger and go out to fight crime in his Tarzan outfit
  Jeb Tinker: 1940, Wham Comics 2. (Centaur). Jeb is a master writer of horror and mysteries for the studios. However, he's also a very timid and easily frightened soul so he doesn't watch the films made from his stories as they scare him. His assistant is the fiesty Laru, daughter of lazy and whimsical sea captain. The duo make a good pair of detectives due to his intellect and her quick thinking and initiative.
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Titan: 1944, All Top Comics (William H. Wise Co.). This mustached fellow was a an independent (ie private) investigator who was very good with his fists. He appeared in several one-shot comics
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TNT: 1939, Keen Detective Funnies v2#3? (Centaur).Scientist Treve N. Thorndyke discovers how to harness the power of the atom. Hearing over the radio about a kidnapping, he decides to use that power to fight crime. He invents an atom gun and fashions a colorful costume for himself with his initials on his belt. When he manages the capture of the kidnappers but leaves in their car, the police believe he's part of the gang and he becomes a fugitive. No powers of his own, the gun causes explosions but can also render the air around him bulletproof. While from the same company, he has no relation of to TNT Todd.
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TNT Todd: 1939, Keen Detective Comics (#7 as "TNT" Todd, #9 as TNT) (Centaur). Cory Todd was an F.B.I. chemist and active field agent. Then, when he was performing some tests, he accidently released a strange purplish gas in the lab. Before he could escape he had breathed in a large amount of the gas. When he recovered, he discovered that he could fly and project disintigrating beams from his hands. He donned a bullet-proof outfit to become the mystery man, TNT.
 

Tommy Tomahawk: 1944, Contact Comics #1 (Aviation Press). Tommy is a Native American and leader of the Cherokee Squadron, an group of other Native American pilots operating in the South Pacific during WWII where they fought the Japanese. Tommy and his squad were apt to dress in stereotypical American Indian garb when flying instead of regular flying togs, with Tommy wearing a full war bonnet on occassion.

Topper: 1941, Samson #6 (Fox). Wealthy yet bored Barry Graham comes home one evening to find a murdered woman in his apartment. He solves the crime with the help of the murdered girl's sister Janet whom he quickly falls for. He decides to keep fighting crime as one of the better dressed masked men, the Topper. His calling card has the image of a top hat crossed with a cane.
  Toreador: 1944, Blue Circle Comics 1 (Enwil). American Rodeo star Ron Russell is the greatest bull-fighter in all of Mexico and he dresses for the part. He travels around with his "Sancho Panza" sidekick Pedro doing shows, solving crimes and capturing enemy agents. He's interested in Patsy King (who apparently owns race horses).
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"Tornado" Tim: 1941, Double Comics (Gilbert). He seemed to be a standard adventurer/pilot, though his outfit seemed to be more at home with a Buck Rogers/Flash Gordon type. It is entirely possible that his adventures were solely on the covers as these comics were often re-packaged reprints, with a few of them having cover-only stars.
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Tornado Tom: 1940, Cyclone #1 (Bilbara Publications). Tom Kenny was a simple farmer until a tornado picks him up and twirls him about then leaves him on the ground unharmed except with amnesia. Being a comicbook, this means he also gained the speed and power of a tornado which he naturally uses to fight crime. He has the strength of about twelve men, able to move at great speeds and call on winds to help and invigorate him.
Torpedoman: 1945, Captain Flight Comics #8 (Four Star). Don Wallace has a special personal undersea outfit that allows him to operate underwater for hours, though he doesn't seem especially knowledgable about sea-life. He has a torpedo emblem (tattoo?) on his chest. He has a secret lair hidden beneath the Statue of Liberty with underwater access.
  Torrence, Anthony: 1939, Speed Comics #1 (Harvey). Tony Torrence and his fiance Marcia earned the undying enmity of Landor, the maker of monsters. While Tony is daring and capable and possibly a bit clever, he routinely thinks that Landor has met sure death or capture only to see the villain return. In issue 8, they are joined by a Tony's college friend Kung Fu T'se, now a noted criminologist. Kung also has ties to Landor as the villain blames his snooping around for being expelled from college. The last couple of issues, Torrence's first name is given as Jack.
  Torro: 1940, Planet Comics #2 (Fiction House). See "Nelson Cole"
  Rhoda Trail: 1949, Billy West (Better). In the Old West, Rhoda works at the newspaper Sundog Sentinel. She is the adventurous sort and good at detecting and holsters a pair of 6-shooters on her hips. The man she'd really like to catch is the headstrong Slim Ackers who is pretty oblivious of her affection.
  Tex Trainor: 1941, Air Fighters Comics #1 (Hillman). Tex is a cowboy turned pilot in the American Southwest. He's a fearless pilot and and more than willing to fight German agents and such. However, he's afraid to ride in automobiless or trains, preferring horseback.
  Dick Transom: 1946, All Good Comics #1 (Fox). Dick Transom is a portly ex-cop and currently a private detective, the only one in town. Despite being a bit oblivious, he manages to stumble upon the solutions to his cases.
  Jill Trent: 1943, Fighting Yank #6 (Better). Jill Trent and Daisy Smythe are the "science sleuths" using science and clever inventions to solve seemingly impossible crimes.
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Triggers: 1945, Contact Comics #6 (Aviation Press). Another cowboy turned pilot, this one from the plains of Texas who joins the USAir Corps to fight the axis. He carries a pair of hair-trigger six-shooters, thus the name. In his one appearance he flies into occupied France to meet up with a beautiful spy J-3. When he gets there he finds she's been replaced by a duplicate. He rescues the real J-3, kills a bunch of Nazis and they make it back to their home base in England.
Triple Terror: 1940-46, Top Top Comics #54 (Dell). The Brandon brothers, Richard, Barton, and Bruce, don mostly identical costumes and put their abilities to use as the Triple Terror. Each has a specialty, Richard is an electrical genius and goes by the name of Lectra, Barton's specialty is chemistry and is Chemix, while Bruce is a
"mental master of men" ala the Spider perhaps but he goes by the less threatening moniker of Menta.
  “Globe” Trotter: 1941, Scoop Comics #1 (Chesler). Steve Trotter is a famous sportsman who has journeyed all around the world in search of excitement which has earned him the nickname of “Globe” Trotter. He is accompanied by Fang, an orphaned hyena he has raised since a pup.
  Trouble-Shooter: 1946, Startling Comics #41 (Standard). Galahad Grant is a hard fisted private investigator, his agency called “Trouble-Shooter, Inc.” The elderly spinster looking Miss Quirt operates as his secretary and assistant.
 

Tulpa of Tsang: 1940, Colossus Comics #1 (Funnies). Tsang is a lama in Tibet. He has such mystical power, that through concentration, he is able to will into being a Tulpa, a phantom. The Tulpa possesses incredible strength and immune to most physical harm and can operate independently of great distance from the lama who calls him forth. His main weakness seems to be that the lama must stay in a trance and if interrupted, he'll just disappear and it will be an hour before the lama can try again. Tsang calls his Tulpa forth to help Bart London retrieve the gold that Tsang is a guardian of from the Nazi Wolfgang and the local robber baron Shia.

The Tulpa seems to operate mostly as a mystery man, giving cryptic answers to Bart. When the lama goes into a trance to call him forth, he does not appear out of smoke but a secret panel in a statue of Buddha. He obviously possesses real powers: bulletproof, super strength. As they are storming the cliffs with the Tulpa carrying Bart, he slips and disappears, coinciding with Tsang's trance being interrupted for some dinner. When he later rescues Bart he explains away his disappearance, saying he fell into the river while Bart fell on a ledge and it took him a while to swim his way out.

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Tumbler: 1941, Green Mask #7 & 8 (Fox). Lee Brothers is a superb acrobat and trapeze artist for the circus. He goes for a vacation to spend some time with his old trainer Sockey, but some crooks have decided to use Sockey's farmhouse as a hideout and are holding him prisoner. Brothers uses his skills to rescue Sockey but the thug's pals catch up with them and shoot at them when they do a high dive off a bridge into the river. Sockey is killed, but newspapers report both of them dead. Letting the world believe him to be dead, he takes on the name of John Dowe and makes up a costume to become a mysteryman using his circus performing name, the Tumbler. The one story I've read, his costume is very different than the micro, he wears a full mask, no gloves, a red cape and has the letter T on his chest.
  Twist Turner: 1940, Prize Comics #7 (Prize). Twist is the world's greatest acrobat. As such he's seeking to join the exclusive 99 Club, a club for the world's greatest 99 athletes. To qualify, he must accomplish 99 assignments for them which involves him and his male chauffeur Toni in fighting various criminals.
  Wing Turner: 1939, Mystery Men #1 (Fox Features). Wing is an "air detective", a pilot and troubleshooter for an airline company, solving mysteries while winning air races, hauling cargo, and whatever else he's asked to do.
  Twilight: 1943, Clue Comics #1 (Hillman). Terry Gardner is badly beaten in a fight with some thugs. Right after this he is visited by a parrot, which gives him a card telling him that "At Twilight you will be Master." Thus inspired Terry makes a costume for himself and begins fighting crime. He is helped by the remarkably intelligent parrot, whom he names Snoopy. There's a slightly different variation to his origin on Jess Nevins' site. Twilight is one of the few male superheroes whose costume includes hair. He wears a costume that's brown from head to toe, but has cat ears and long hair (a lion's mane perhaps). The one concession to his name is the large letter "T" on his chest.
  Twinkle Twins: 1942, Champ Comics #18 (Harvey). Dan and Diane Twinkle are adventurous high school students in the town of Weston. They have all sorts of adventures tackling criminals and such. They are aided by the town's newspaper crusading editor Elijah Truth. In the pages of "Green Hornet", they seemed to by around pre-teen and met up with a big galoot by the name of Mike the Muscle.
Twister: 1941, Blue Bolt #13 (Funnies, Inc). Bob Sanders is a direct descendant of Odysseus and inherited the curse of the wind god Aeolus to retrieve the "bad winds" Odysseus had accidentally released. When Bob was 14, a tornado descended on his home town of Windy Gap and killed his parents, but Bob was lifted into the sky and brought back to earth unharmed. He found that he now had the power to harness the wind and generate and control whirlwinds, with which he could fly. Donning a costume and calling himself The Twister, he used his new abilities to combat evil. In addition to various tornado powers, he also carries the Cyclone Gun which blows powerful blasts of air. In his debut, the various heroes of BLUE BOLT, found themselves aided by a cyclone that ultimately stood revealed as the Twister. Despite his origin, the only "bad winds" that he collected were criminal types.
2B-3: 1944, Captain Flight #3 (Four Star). Agent 2B-3 is a spy. He is at least knowledgable enough in languages and customs of the East to convincingly disguise himself as a Lama. His helper and lover is the beautiful Manya. While his disguises can fool even her, he lets her know his identity by a wink. At least one of his adventures had the appearance of being a story with his name just attched to the first page.
  2R: See “The Skipper”.
  Ted Tyler: 1948, Zegra, Jungle Empress #1 (Fox). A ghost detector. All I know.
  Texas Tyler: 1939, Speed Comics #1 (Harvey). Heroic cowboy working a variety of jobs, ie ranch hand, pony express rider, etc.
 

Tygra: 1947, Startling Comics #45 (Better). Lynn Thomas and her father are doing medical work deep in the congo when they get word from Professor Terry Wilton in London saying he has discovered a synthetic vitamin, Autorene, that can stave off an epidemic. She flies a plane to London to retrieve the concentrated vitamin and dallies long enough to romance and fall in love with the man she once thought was stodgy and who remembered her in freckles and pigtails. Returning to Africa with a promise by Terry to join her there some day, fate intervenes.

A storm wages and the tribe of the Flame people await the prophesied coming of "the Tawny One", thinking it to be a massive lion. Meanwhile, lightning brings Lynn's plane crashing into the jungles. She survives and starts making her way through the jungle until tired and beaten she feels she must rest and she drinks a vial of beef extract. When she sees several natives of the Flame people tribe fighting and losing to a lion, she charges in to help and manhandles the lion like a kitten. She then realizes she drank the Autorene instead, and the whole vial. A couple of the native hunters mistake her for a goddess of evil due to her power and knowing their speech, but she manhandles them with ease as well. A native steps in and says she must be the prophesied "Tawny One". So, Lynn Thomas becomes their ruler, Tygra of the Flame People, thinking they are her best chance at reaching civilization one day and hoping her new boyfriend Terry will come and find her.

Eventually, he does and they have adventures in Africa. She is strong enough to lift a rhino over her head.

  Typhon: 1940, Weird Comics #1 (Fox). Typhon is a two-fisted type who is an undersea adventurer and inventor and commander of various submarines. In his first appearance, he has a submarine crew as well as a "charm-dispelling ring that had been handed down to him from ancient times" that comes in handy fighting the hypnotic powers of the Ruler of the Underseas and his serpents.
  Typhoon Tyson: 1941, Banner #3 (Ace Periodicals). Typhoon is a marine adventurer and skipper of the "Sea Lion," a salvage steamer. His friend and first mate is Anzac Peters. Typhoon has dark hair and a pencil thin mustache, a little dapper than most marine adventurers and sea captains.