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Real Name: Steve Naylor

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Jim Stinson

Enemies: "Slip" Rodney

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Anniston, (in either Alabama or Missouri)

First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics I#4/6 (February, 1940)

Powers/Abilities: A normal human, Steve Naylor didn't possess any superhuman abilities.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 200 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Black


(Marvel Mystery Comics I#4/6) - Steve Naylor was driving along Shade Mountain near his home town of Anniston when he picked up a hitchhiker. The stranger's silent and surly nature annoyed Naylor, but his annoyance turned to fear when the stranger turned out to be escaped convict "Slip" Rodney, who quickly threatened Naylor.

   Driving through town at the convict's orders, hope seemed lost. Following Rodney's orders to the letter, Naylor drove through town slowly, doing his level best not to attract any attention to himself.

   Stopping at the old train tracks, Naylor was relieved when Rodney slipped out of the car and ran off. Naylor swore to avoid any more hitchhikers in the future.

Comments: Created by David G. Cooke (writer), Harry Ramsey (pencils/inks).

While we don't see it, Rodney was presumably arrested not long after he left the car.

Profile by David Lawrence

Steve Naylor has no known connections to

Jim Stinson

A service station attendant in Anniston, Stinson grew suspicious when his old friend Steve Naylor drove past him and didn't wave, plus the fact that Naylor kept entirely in the right lane when he rounded a sharp corner. Alerting the police, Stinson arrived at the train tracks with them and comforted his friend.

--Marvel Mystery Comics I#4/6

"Slip" Rodney

A seedy and sallow faced escaped convict with a violent temper, "Slip" was hitchhiking on the backroads when he spotted Naylor's car. Tricking his way inside, he took Naylor hostage until they left Anniston's city limits. Ditching the car, Rodney made his dash for freedom, unaware that the police had been alerted to his location.

--Marvel Mystery Comics I#4/6 - BTS

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Marvel Mystery Comics I#4, p39, pan1 (Steve Naylor)
Marvel Mystery Comics I#4, p39, pan1 (Jim Stinson)

Marvel Mystery Comics I#4/6 (February, 1940) - David G. Cooke (writer), Harry Ramsey (pencils/inks), Martin Goodman (editor)

Last updated: 02/08/17

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