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Mister Terrific (Terry Sloane) first starred in Sensation Comics # 1 (National Periodical Publications Inc., January 1942). Created by Charles and Hal Sharpe. Terry Sloane is a self-made millionaire who has a photographic memory, Olympic-level athletic skills and mastery of martial arts to virtual Renaissance man. He graduated from college at the age of 13; he eventually became the best known business leader in the community. Having achieved his goals, he felt there were no challenges left, so he decides to commit suicide. But when he sees a young woman jumping from a bridge, Sloane is prompted to save her life. The woman, Wanda Wilson is promised by Sloane to help her brother, who was caught with a bad group. Sloane adopts a costume, whose superhero persona is Mr. Terrific. This has given him what he has lost, a sense of accomplishment. Later Mr. Terrific creates the "Fair Play Club" to stymie the growing youth delinquency.
1942 Allan and his wife Eva Kampe were flying over the North Pole. Their plane leaked oil and had an accident in the winter landscape. Allan and Eve, were then rescued by four people who claimed that they head of the so-called Hjärntrusten ("Brain Trust"). After seeing the advanced technology Allan and Eve decided to join the Brain Trust, and so the adventure begins. Allan and Eva Kampe - two pilots, are working to get as many opportunities to develop their skills from the Brain Trust, as they are often flying different types of aircraft and spacecraft. Although Allan is the leader, Eva is not far behind, if at all. She is stubborn and a wise women who is interested in creating new technologies. The Brain Trust was set up by people who think that they can solve many problems in the world by science and advanced technology. In fact, both the Brain Trust and the 'bad guys' use the same advanced technology, just in different ways - some examples are a form of nuclear propulsion, ion-based, spacecraft, a space station that is annular, a circular "televisore", all these things plus climate change technology. Allan Kämpe was a Swedish science fiction comic, created by writer, journalist and artist Eugen Semitjov (1923-1987) in December 1942.
Joe Simon and Jack Kirby moved to National Periodical Publications in 1942. The pair revamped the Sandman feature in Adventure Comics and created the superhero Manhunter. In July 1942, they began the Boy Commandos feature as a back-up. The current 'boy gang "series, Boy Commando, launched later that same year was the creative team's first National feature to graduate into its own title, it sold over a million copies a month, becoming National's third best-selling title. They also scored a hit with the home front kid-gang team, the Newsboy Legion in Star-Spangled Comics featuring the costumed Guardian who carried a shield in the shape of a police badge no less!
Crime Does Not Pay keeps the numbering of Silver Streak Comics with issue #22 in July 1942. It featured articles and comic stories about real criminals and was written by Biro and Wood. It was a great success despite the dubious content. Wertham would have a field day with this book many years later.