The Next Hero that was considered was that of Dr Bruce Dickson PHD
AKA The Thin Man
The story of Bruce Dickson was a very simple one, but was fantastic in its contents.
Some time in the 1930's a scientist and part time explorer Dr Bruce Dickson attempted to climb Mount Kalpurthia that was located in the Himalayas. Becoming lost from his party in a freak snow storm and near to death, Bruce found a cave. Entering into the cave a strange green light lead him to discover a hidden city. This city he would learn was the lost civilisation of the Kalahia. The Kalahian's were an advanced race of humans who had become exposed over time to a mutagenic substance that occurred in the rocks surrounding the city. This had an effect that allowed them to stretch and become very flat and thin. Almost 2 dimensional Also it had given the people a form of eternal youth. Entering the city had exposed Bruce to the substance and he quickly learnt he too had developed the Thin - Stretchy ability too. Bruce remained with the Kalahian's for many years , even falling in love and marrying Olalla, who was the daughter of the chief elder of the city.
Bruce realised that if he stayed too long in the city he would lose control of his ageing and would or could live forever. But his lust to learn and discover new adventures eventually lead him to leave the hidden city with his wife Olalla and return to the real world. He found that he soon developed his powers further in ways that the peaceful Kalahia had never needed to.
On entering the real world again he discovers that since he has been gone the world has moved on the the rise of The Nazi's has brought the World into the Brink of another World War.
For a while he and his wife worked as adventures and undercover operatives for the US government, but fearing for his wife's safety Bruce told her to return to her home whilst he continued to fight alone.
Bruce Dickson called him self The Thin Man and would aid the fight against fascism were and when he could. His knowledge of the advanced science of the Kalahia would allow him to use this to make improvements to existing technology which included his own private air craft.
|The Thin Man foil;s yet another threat of terror from Nazi sympathisers in New York City|
Bucky added the Thin Man's name to his list when he made the next call for help broadcast to the nation.
Like many of the heroes used again in the Liberty Legion their original look was some what altered,
The original look was overall the same design but different in colour. Also as the swash buckler look was in at the time, a head scarf sash was added.
|The 1940's hero as seen in Mystic Comics issue 4#|
The re use of the character in the 1970's gave the Thin Man a more green and yellow look. Better I think.
|The Thin Man a hero from the 1940's shown as he was then and later re imagined for the 1970's|
Over the next few years the Thin Man stayed in the new classic Green and Yellow look. Later on he would again get a make over....... but that's another story for another time .
Next time its the turn of a very fast hero indeed.
Rush Back Sooon.... and until then ENJOY !!!