Whirlwind Carter

First Appearance: Daring Mystery Comics #4 (May 1940).
Golden Age Appearances: Daring Mystery Comics #4-5.
Modern Appearances: None.
Years Active: Some point in the future.

In an unidentified year in the distant future Whirlwind Carter is a top agent for the Interplanetary Secret Service. Although human, he lives "on the highly civilized planet of Venus," where he keeps track of the other planets "through his powerful scopes and super television sets." When "hordes of grotesque Martian soldiers" (the narrator isn't kidding; they look like walking alligators and are grotesque as only Basil Wolverton could make them) invade the Earth and capture "millions of Earthpeople," Whirlwind whirls into action, rescuing the kidnapped Earthers, taking them back to Venus, and equipping them with "our elastic-gas bombs." He does this so that he can lead them on an invasion of Earth. Along with his sidekick/love interest Brenda, Whirlwind leads the invasion, rescues Earth, and drives the Martians "past the 50,000 mile limit." The story ends with Whirlwind being appointed "Head of the Earth Department of the Interplanetary Secret Service." In a second appearance he fights the men of the "Planet of Black Light--the coldest planet in space!"

Whirlwind has no superpowers, but he is good in a fight and he and his ships are armed with advanced weaponry and technology.

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