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   * <​html><​span style="​background-color:​rgb(236,​236,​236);">​March 12-15: On Earth-2, Jaspar Crow (of Earth-2) hires a man to discredit the Black Condor by masquerading him and causing strife amongst steel workers who go on strike against the horrible conditions Crow forces them to work under. The real Black Condor intervenes and terrorizes Crow into signing a humane labor contract. [The Black Condor, Crack Comics #14 (July, 1941)]</​span></​html>​   * <​html><​span style="​background-color:​rgb(236,​236,​236);">​March 12-15: On Earth-2, Jaspar Crow (of Earth-2) hires a man to discredit the Black Condor by masquerading him and causing strife amongst steel workers who go on strike against the horrible conditions Crow forces them to work under. The real Black Condor intervenes and terrorizes Crow into signing a humane labor contract. [The Black Condor, Crack Comics #14 (July, 1941)]</​span></​html>​
   * March 15: Rod Reilly, an idle millionaire playboy, becomes a crime-fighter named **[[Firebrand (Earth-X)|Firebrand]]** in order to take down the crime syndicate that controlled New York City, but the police mistakenly believe that the Firebrand is the leader of the syndicate. The Firebrand is assisted by his manservant, ex-prize-fighter [[Slugger Dunn (Earth-X)|"​Slugger"​ Dunn]], who left the ring to become Firebrand'​s only confidant. Rod has recently become engaged to a debutante named [[Joan Rogers (Earth-X)|Joan Rogers]]. Rod's father is wealthy steel tycoon [[Emerald Ed Reilly (Earth-X)|"​Emerald"​ Ed Reilly]], while his mother is unnamed. Firebrand is a top-notch athlete who possesses incredible acrobatic skills and is able to scale a building using suction-cups. Firebrand leaves a flaming torch of justice wherever he strikes against crime. ["​Bust-Out in the Big House,"​ Freedom Fighters #12 (January-February,​ 1978)]   * March 15: Rod Reilly, an idle millionaire playboy, becomes a crime-fighter named **[[Firebrand (Earth-X)|Firebrand]]** in order to take down the crime syndicate that controlled New York City, but the police mistakenly believe that the Firebrand is the leader of the syndicate. The Firebrand is assisted by his manservant, ex-prize-fighter [[Slugger Dunn (Earth-X)|"​Slugger"​ Dunn]], who left the ring to become Firebrand'​s only confidant. Rod has recently become engaged to a debutante named [[Joan Rogers (Earth-X)|Joan Rogers]]. Rod's father is wealthy steel tycoon [[Emerald Ed Reilly (Earth-X)|"​Emerald"​ Ed Reilly]], while his mother is unnamed. Firebrand is a top-notch athlete who possesses incredible acrobatic skills and is able to scale a building using suction-cups. Firebrand leaves a flaming torch of justice wherever he strikes against crime. ["​Bust-Out in the Big House,"​ Freedom Fighters #12 (January-February,​ 1978)]
 +  * <​html><​span style="​background-color:​rgb(236,​236,​236);">​March 15: On Earth-2, Rod Reilly becomes the Firebrand under nearly identical circumstances as his Earth-X counterpart,​ except that the Earth-2 Reilly has a sister, Danette Reilly. ["​Bust-Out in the Big House,"​ Freedom Fighters #12 (January-February,​ 1978)]</​span></​html>​
   * March 22: One evening while waiting on the steps of the United States Capitol, Sandra Knight saves her father [[Henry Knight|Senator Harold Henry Knight]] (a former judge) from getting shot by an assassin named Ace Diamond, and calls herself a "​phantom lady" while doing so. Modifying a useless black-light ray device sent to her father to create her blackout ray, Sandra decides to start adventuring as a costumed mystery-woman called **[[Phantom Lady (Earth-X)|Phantom Lady]]**, and soon creates a yellow and green costume for herself, as well as equipping the front and the back of a black roadster with blackout rays. Don Borden, a State Department investigator,​ is Sandra Knight'​s fiancé. //Note: While the Earth-2 Sandra Knight received a black-light ray from Prof. Abraham Davis, the Earth-X Sandra Knight may have received the invention from a different inventor entirely, possibly having some connection with the Black Condor'​s black light ray. Sandra Knight of Earth-X may have a cousin named Ted Knight, but he never becomes a mystery-man like his Earth-2 counterpart,​ who becomes Starman. Phantom Lady's blackout ray is originally called a black lantern. Sandra Knight is trained in Jiu-Jitsu.//​ ["​Carnival of Death,"​ Freedom Fighters #15 (July-August,​ 1978); "Catch a Falling Starman,"​ All-Star Squadron #41 (January, 1985)]   * March 22: One evening while waiting on the steps of the United States Capitol, Sandra Knight saves her father [[Henry Knight|Senator Harold Henry Knight]] (a former judge) from getting shot by an assassin named Ace Diamond, and calls herself a "​phantom lady" while doing so. Modifying a useless black-light ray device sent to her father to create her blackout ray, Sandra decides to start adventuring as a costumed mystery-woman called **[[Phantom Lady (Earth-X)|Phantom Lady]]**, and soon creates a yellow and green costume for herself, as well as equipping the front and the back of a black roadster with blackout rays. Don Borden, a State Department investigator,​ is Sandra Knight'​s fiancé. //Note: While the Earth-2 Sandra Knight received a black-light ray from Prof. Abraham Davis, the Earth-X Sandra Knight may have received the invention from a different inventor entirely, possibly having some connection with the Black Condor'​s black light ray. Sandra Knight of Earth-X may have a cousin named Ted Knight, but he never becomes a mystery-man like his Earth-2 counterpart,​ who becomes Starman. Phantom Lady's blackout ray is originally called a black lantern. Sandra Knight is trained in Jiu-Jitsu.//​ ["​Carnival of Death,"​ Freedom Fighters #15 (July-August,​ 1978); "Catch a Falling Starman,"​ All-Star Squadron #41 (January, 1985)]
  
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   * [[Col. Shot]] and [[Slim Shell]] (Shot and Shell) begin adventures in the U.S. Army Corps. [Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]   * [[Col. Shot]] and [[Slim Shell]] (Shot and Shell) begin adventures in the U.S. Army Corps. [Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]
   * Larry Noble (also called Jerry), an ex-Hollywood stuntman and the son of Senator Walter Q. Noble, with his pet eagle, Sam, has first public case as [[the Yankee Eagle]], helping out the U.S. Navy. [Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]   * Larry Noble (also called Jerry), an ex-Hollywood stuntman and the son of Senator Walter Q. Noble, with his pet eagle, Sam, has first public case as [[the Yankee Eagle]], helping out the U.S. Navy. [Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]
-  * The [[Death Patrol]], an independent flying squadron led by [[Del Van Dyne]], ​and comprised of several escaped ​criminals ([[Butch]], [[Hank]], [[Peewee]], [[Slick]], [[Gramps]]) ​are formed**Peewee** is killed. [Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]+  * Millionaire playboy ​[[Del Van Dyne]], ​fired from a pilot'​s job at Universal Airlines in New York City, decides to fight for the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.), since America hasn't yet entered the war. Meanwhile, five criminals (safe cracker ​[[Butch ​O'​Keefe]], cattle-rustler ​[[Hank]], ​forger ​[[Peewee]], ​con man [[Slick ​Ward]], and pickpocket ​[[Gramps]]) ​escape from prison and try to commandeer Van Dyne's plane, only to find themselves on a trip to England, during which time he convinces the ex-convicts to fight the Nazis instead of returning to America where they'd be marked menImpressing R.A.F. Col. Rider by stopping a German bombing raid with a single stratoliner,​ the six impudent men demand their own squadron with their own uniforms. Given a difficult first assignment and expected to fail, the men capture attack plans from Gen. Von Plump at his headquarters in Ostend, then return with only one casualty when Peewee is shot in the backCol. Rider gives the men the promised uniforms (with prison stripes) and promises support, and they form an independent "​Foreign Legion of the air" called the [[Death Patrol]]. Since they take the most difficult assignments the R.A.F. gives them, they often need new recruits as replacements for those who have fallen. //Note: It's possible that some of the Death Patrol'​s later adventures only take place on Earth-12, as they become progressively more cartoonish and unbelievable.//​ [Death Patrol, ​Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]
   * [[Capt. Foghorn]], a privateer like his ancestor John Paul Jones, begins adventures on the four-masted schooner Albatross, a deceivingly advanced ship built in the form of an old schooner, and even equipped with a Q-boat; the ship's crew are all children, and the Captain'​s officers are first mate Bob Wayne, bosun Dick Martin, and Marmaduke "​Freckles"​ Van Weyden. [Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]   * [[Capt. Foghorn]], a privateer like his ancestor John Paul Jones, begins adventures on the four-masted schooner Albatross, a deceivingly advanced ship built in the form of an old schooner, and even equipped with a Q-boat; the ship's crew are all children, and the Captain'​s officers are first mate Bob Wayne, bosun Dick Martin, and Marmaduke "​Freckles"​ Van Weyden. [Military Comics #1 (August, 1941)]
   * In his first published case, the Firebrand fights crooks with a protection racket aimed at window-washers and steeplejacks who murder anyone with a sniper rifle who doesn'​t agree to pay them. He soon discovers the protection racket is merely used as a front so that a thug working for a diamond smuggler named Baron Von Hanson can take a murdered window-washer'​s job and case offices where valuable items are kept. Firebrand forces the Baron to donate the stolen jewels to a war relief fund, then flee the country. Firebrand is wrongly assumed by the police to be the head of the protection racket. //Note: Firebrand has been active prior to this case and is believed by police to be a criminal. Slugger Dunn is also referred to as Slugger Shea on another occasion.// [The Firebrand, Police Comics #1 (August, 1941)]   * In his first published case, the Firebrand fights crooks with a protection racket aimed at window-washers and steeplejacks who murder anyone with a sniper rifle who doesn'​t agree to pay them. He soon discovers the protection racket is merely used as a front so that a thug working for a diamond smuggler named Baron Von Hanson can take a murdered window-washer'​s job and case offices where valuable items are kept. Firebrand forces the Baron to donate the stolen jewels to a war relief fund, then flee the country. Firebrand is wrongly assumed by the police to be the head of the protection racket. //Note: Firebrand has been active prior to this case and is believed by police to be a criminal. Slugger Dunn is also referred to as Slugger Shea on another occasion.// [The Firebrand, Police Comics #1 (August, 1941)]
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   * Phantom Lady saves Don Borden and the English ambassador from two Nazi spies named Kurtz and Heine, who sabotaged a dirigible before a test flight with a time bomb and replaced the American crew with Germans. //Note: Don Borden sees Phantom Lady face to face and does not recognize her as Sandra Knight, indicating she has already begun using a green mask, even though it's not pictured in this story. Phantom Lady is switched over to Earth-2 after this story.// [Phantom Lady, Police Comics #4 (November, 1941)]   * Phantom Lady saves Don Borden and the English ambassador from two Nazi spies named Kurtz and Heine, who sabotaged a dirigible before a test flight with a time bomb and replaced the American crew with Germans. //Note: Don Borden sees Phantom Lady face to face and does not recognize her as Sandra Knight, indicating she has already begun using a green mask, even though it's not pictured in this story. Phantom Lady is switched over to Earth-2 after this story.// [Phantom Lady, Police Comics #4 (November, 1941)]
   * Roy Lincoln discovers a liquid that, upon exposure to his explosive hands, becomes charged with deadly explosive power like nitro-glycerine. Later, as he and his fiancée Jean Caldwell take a plane to Havana, Cuba, to meet her parents, Roy spots a German U-boat approaching a tanker. Becoming the Human Bomb, he leaps out of the plane and destroys the torpedoes the U-boat fires on the tanker, then disables the U-boat, allowing the tanker to tow it to Havana where the crew are taken prisoner. //Note: After this story, the Human Bomb is switched over to Earth-2.// [The Human Bomb, Police Comics #4 (November, 1941)]   * Roy Lincoln discovers a liquid that, upon exposure to his explosive hands, becomes charged with deadly explosive power like nitro-glycerine. Later, as he and his fiancée Jean Caldwell take a plane to Havana, Cuba, to meet her parents, Roy spots a German U-boat approaching a tanker. Becoming the Human Bomb, he leaps out of the plane and destroys the torpedoes the U-boat fires on the tanker, then disables the U-boat, allowing the tanker to tow it to Havana where the crew are taken prisoner. //Note: After this story, the Human Bomb is switched over to Earth-2.// [The Human Bomb, Police Comics #4 (November, 1941)]
 +  * Darrel Dane (Doll Man), Martha Roberts, and Dr. Roberts travel to Java, where they learn about plans for a secret Axis sneak attack at the U.S. military base in Manila, Philippines,​ from Dr. Roberts'​ disgraced old friend Grimm. After Grimm is murdered to silence him, Doll Man stops the attack from occurring, and despite his past traitorous actions Grimm is honored as a hero. //Note: After this story, Doll Man, Martha Roberts, and Dr. Roberts are switched over to Earth-2.// [Doll Man, Feature Comics #50 (November, 1941)]
   * <​html><​span style="​background-color:​rgb(236,​236,​236);">​On Earth-2, Red Torpedo prevents the Black Shark from seizing a sunken treasure found in a wreck off Cocos Isle. The Black Shark briefly turns against the Japanese after they break a bargain with him, then offers to capture the Red Torpedo but is instead captured by him along with a Japanese admiral. <​em>​Note:​ The Black Shark escapes custody again after this story.</​em>​ [The Red Torpedo and the Black Shark, Crack Comics #18 (November, 1941)]</​span></​html>​   * <​html><​span style="​background-color:​rgb(236,​236,​236);">​On Earth-2, Red Torpedo prevents the Black Shark from seizing a sunken treasure found in a wreck off Cocos Isle. The Black Shark briefly turns against the Japanese after they break a bargain with him, then offers to capture the Red Torpedo but is instead captured by him along with a Japanese admiral. <​em>​Note:​ The Black Shark escapes custody again after this story.</​em>​ [The Red Torpedo and the Black Shark, Crack Comics #18 (November, 1941)]</​span></​html>​
   * <​html><​span style="​background-color:​rgb(236,​236,​236);">​On Earth-2, the Spider battles and captures the Crow, a homicidal maniac with a genius-level mind and the most feared man of the underworld. <​em>​Note:​ The Spider decides to take over the Crow's criminal operations at this time, ostensibly to turn them toward something good, but this has a corrupting effect on the Spider.</​em>​ [Alias the Spider, Crack Comics #18 (November, 1941)]</​span></​html>​   * <​html><​span style="​background-color:​rgb(236,​236,​236);">​On Earth-2, the Spider battles and captures the Crow, a homicidal maniac with a genius-level mind and the most feared man of the underworld. <​em>​Note:​ The Spider decides to take over the Crow's criminal operations at this time, ostensibly to turn them toward something good, but this has a corrupting effect on the Spider.</​em>​ [Alias the Spider, Crack Comics #18 (November, 1941)]</​span></​html>​
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