Magician from Mars
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From Amazing-Man Comics #11 (April 1940)
Art by John Giunta and Michael Mirando
Publication information
PublisherCentaur Publications
First appearanceAmazing-Man Comics #7 (November 1939)
Created byJohn Giunta
Malcolm Kildale
In-story information
Alter egoJane 6EM35

The Magician from Mars is a Golden Age superheroine created by John Giunta and Malcolm Kildale for Centaur Publications' Amazing-Man Comics.[1] She's a half-human/half-Martian who gains superpowers,[2] including telekinesis and the ability to wish things into existence, after accidentally being exposed to cathode rays. Her real name is Jane Gem35.[3]

She travels to Earth, and steals three million dollars in gold. She gives half of the money to a doctor fighting childhood paralysis, and keeps the other half.[4] Then she decides to use her powers for crime-fighting, fighting villains such as the Hood.[5]

She was published in Amazing-Man Comics #7-11 (Nov 1939-Apr 1940), predating other Golden Age superheroines such as Fantomah and Wonder Woman.[6]

References

  1. ^ Hanley, Terence (2014). "Tellers of Weird Tales: John Giunta (ca. 1920-1970)-Part I" @Tellers of Weird Tales (February 6, 2014). Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Hope (2017). The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen: Awesome Female Characters from Comic Book History. Quirk Books. pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-1594749483. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  3. ^ Mougin, Lou (2020). Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics. McFarland & Co. p. 17. ISBN 9781476638607.
  4. ^ Nevins, Jess (2013). Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes. High Rock Press. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-61318-023-5.
  5. ^ Magician from Mars at the International Catalogue of Superheroes. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "The fury and the fashion: comic-book heroines down the years". The Guardian. Retrieved September 5, 2019.