Friday, February 10, 2017
Number 2009: From north of the border: Thunderfist!
For economic reasons these early comics were printed with four-color covers and black line interiors, and are known as Canadian whites.
Thunderfist is described in an article on Karn in the website Southampton Artists by Hope Nicholson and Rachel Richey: “. . . The artwork by Murray Karn made [Thunderfist] the slickest of all the Canadian costumed heroes. Thunderfist was actually Randy Steele, who worked tirelessly on strange electrical inventions. He created, for instance, ‘a bullet-proof uniform charged with hundreds of electric volts powerful enough to kill a dozen men at once’. Thunderfist featured an uncanny mythology of technology and weaponry, which he used as the keys to world salvation.”
From Active Comics #2 (1942):