Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Supernatural being (1940s era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Cappy, Jane
Enemies: Four unidentified thugs
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Super Slave" (as called by Cappy)
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Mystic Comics I#5/2 (March, 1941)
Powers/Abilities: Presumably a magically-empowered jinn/genie, the full extent of Super Slave's abilities is unrevealed. Demonstrating the power to alter his stature, he was able to grow to a towering giant (perhaps 100 feet tall), and reduce himself to a miniature size (perhaps 6 inches tall). Having an athletic physique, he appeared to have some degree of superhuman strength, and his body was bulletproof.
Super Slave was magically bonded to a bracelet, and he considered the individual in possession of it to be his master. He could be summoned by means of his master scratching or rubbing the bracelet, after which he would appear in a billowing green mist; conversely, when his master scratched or rubbed the bracelet again, Super Slave would disappear in a blinding flash.
Height: 6'6" (by approximation); variable
Weight: 300 lbs. (by approximation); variable
(Mystic Comics I#5/2 (fb) - BTS) - The past of the Super Slave is unrevealed, but at some point "thousands of years" in the past, he was bonded to a bracelet--he would rest within the bracelet as the centuries crawled by.
The bracelet somehow became lost in the North Atlantic, but it was eventually washed ashore on a beach somewhere on the American coastline.
(Mystic Comics I#5/2) - One night, Cappy and Jane were aboard Cappy's fishing trawler during a raging storm--the swelling waves washed the two overboard, and they were separated in the turmoil of the undertow. Cappy was tossed upon the shore, but Jane appeared to have been swallowed by the sea. The weakened old fisherman tried in vain to rise and search for his daughter, and as he desperately wished aloud that he had the strength to find her, his fingers happened to brush against the ancient sea-worn bracelet. Suddenly, a billowing green mist appeared from an opening in the bracelet; a tall figure materialized and told Cappy, his new-found master, that he would do as commanded.
Growing to giant-size, the strange being parted the sea with a swish of his powerful arms and retrieved Jane, then he placed the unconscious girl next to her father on the beach. Resuming his normal height, the mysterious figure stood watch over the exhausted Cappy and Jane throughout the night.
When morning came, Jane and Cappy revived to find the tall stranger standing over them; the mysterious figure assured them he could not harm them, for he was their slave. The slave explained to Cappy that when he had scratched the bracelet, he had brought him to life from a rest of thousands of years; the slave told Cappy to wear the bracelet so he could appear and disappear as Cappy wished. Cappy placed the bracelet upon his wrist, scratched it, and the slave vanished in a blinding flash.
Still puzzled at the strange happenings, Cappy and Jane walked along the beach in search of civilization--they reached a cove and came upon a shack. When Cappy and Jane went to the door of the shack, they were met by four gun-wielding thugs. Although Cappy tried to convince them that he and his daughter were shipwrecked and were only trying to find their way to the nearest town, the thugs doubted his claims and were about to execute the two; before the thugs could fire their guns, Cappy rubbed the bracelet and summoned his servant. The slave fought with three of the thugs, but the fourth seized Jane and threatened to kill her unless Cappy sent his slave away--seeing that he had no other choice, Cappy complied and scratched the bracelet, causing his magical servant to disappear in a flash.
The thugs locked Cappy and Jane in the shack; while they were imprisoned, Cappy was trying to think of a way for them to escape when he accidentally rubbed the bracelet--this time, the slave appeared at doll-size. Using his small stature to his advantage, the slave surreptitiously removed the bullets from the thugs' firearms so no one would be harmed by any gunfire, then resumed his normal size and fought the four. After knocking all the captors unconscious, the slave asked Cappy if there was anything else he wished--the incredulous Cappy was just amazed that he had control of the most powerful man on Earth... a Super Slave!
As Jane, Cappy, and the Super Slave exited the shack, Jane spotted a boat that had sailed into the cove, and someone was coming towards them. Recognizing the boat as the Mary J, a notorious rum-runner that had a crew made up of escaped convicts, Cappy ominously warned that it meant more trouble... a lot more! (see comments)
Comments: Created by Paul Gustavson (writer and artist).
And although the blurb
in the final panel promised another Super Slave story in the next issue,
this 8-page tale would be his one-and-only appearance, so the
cliff-hanger remains unresolved.
There was no explanation as to why the four thugs were stationed in that shack, but I assume they were working with the crew of the Mary J.
Profile by Ron Fredricks.
Super Slave has no known connections to:
Cappy has no known connections to:
Jane has no known connections to:
Their last names unrevealed, Cappy was an elderly fisherman, and Jane was
An ancient golden wristband adorned with a large red gemstone, its
origins are unrevealed. It acted as the resting place for the Super
Slave, who was magically bonded to it--he had been confined within it for
thousands of years. The bracelet apparently had an opening through which
the Super Slave could exit and re-enter.
Four unidentified gun-toting
criminals; for unspecified reasons, they were stationed in a shack in a
cove on the American coastline (see
images: (without ads)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p2, pan4 (Main Image - Super Slave first appears; Cappy laying on ground, touching bracelet)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p2, pan5 (Headshot - Super Slave addressing Cappy)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p2, pan8 (Super Slave (at giant-size) rescuing Jane)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p5, pan1 (bulletproof Super Slave resisting thugs gunfire)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p1, pan2 (Jane and Cappy aboard fishing trawler during storm)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p3, pan2 (Jane first sees Super Slave)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p6, pan4 (Cappy and tiny Super Slave)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p2, pan3 (Cappy's hand touching bracelet)
Mystic Comics I#5/2, p4, pan9 (inside shack, four thugs surrounding Super Slave (center); Jane and Cappy (background))
Mystic Comics I#5/2 (March, 1941) - Paul Gustavson (writer, pencils, inks, letters), Joe Simon (editor)
First Posted: 08/23/2018
Last updated: 08/23/2018
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