Mr. America (01 - Harry 'Tex' Thompson)
Real Name: Harry Thompson
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Proficiency with a whip and took a more aggressive physical role in fighting crime and Nazi spies. He whistled 'Yankee Doodle' to unnerve his opponents and left a red, white and blue feather as his calling card.
He also used a 'flying carpet' which doubled as his cape on several occasions.
In the late 1930s, Texas boy Harry 'Tex' Thomson struck it rich in the oil fields, but left his business to pursue a more adventurous lifestyle. Thomson and his confidant Bob Daley (later accompanied by their manservant Gargantua Potts) embarked on several adventures in the years to come. In November 1940, Tex took a mission from New York City Special Prosecutor Maloney to watch over a shipment of food to Europe. The liner was sabotaged by Nazis and sunk, and Tex was believed dead. Against all odds, however, he survived.
Dressing up in a patriotic costume, he reappeared as the whip-wielding Mr. America, a vigilante battling Nazis and fifth-columnists. When Daley realised that Tex had survived, he adopted a costume and became Mr. America's unlikely sidekick 'Fatman'. Mr. America was briefly a member of the All-Star Squadron, but left the US on the request of President Roosevelt to battle the Nazis covertly in Germany. Now known as the Americommando, Thomson infiltrated the Gestapo as Colonel Otto Riker, operating behind enemy lines.
First Appearance: Action Comics (1938) #33
Americommando (DC)(01 - Tex Thompson)
Harry 'Tex' Thompson (Earth-2)
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Action Comics (1938)
All-Star Squadron (1981)
#13 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'One Day, During the War...'#31
- 'Uncle Sam Wants You!'#59
- 'Out Of The Ashes...Mekanique!'#60
- 'The End Of The Beginning!'
JSA 80-Page Giant (2010)
Justice Society of America (2007)
Secret Origins (1986)
#29 The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
- 'Featuring Power of The Atom, Mr. America & The Golden Age Red Tornado'
HC The Golden Age (1993)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
#2 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'We Had the Bomb.'#3
- 'We Had Prosperity.'#4
- 'We Had it All'
#15 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Matrix-Prime to Mister Tawky-Tawny'
#1 Young All-Stars (1987)
- 'All-Star Squadron to Catalyst'
- 'The Mechanique Paradox'#2
- 'A Gathering Of Heroes!'#3
- 'A Call To Arms'#27
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Earth-2 - Pre Crisis)
All-Star Squadron (DC)(Post Crisis)
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