Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Coming of...the Conqueror!

Daniel Lyons crash-landed his plane in the Rocky Mountains.
Luckily for him, he landed near the hidden laboratory of reclusive scientist James Norton,who used his invention, the Cosmic Ray Lamp, to restore the wounded pilot to health, enhancing Daniel's physical and mental abilities to near super-human levels while also giving him amazing regeneration abilities.
Professor Norton persuaded ex-solider Daniel to use his new powers to fight the Axis, from whom the scientist had fled to America in 1938.
Now clad in a red-white-and-blue costume, the man renamed The Conqueror carried on a one-man war throughout Europe!
In addition to his superpowers, the Conqueror relied on the fighting skills he picked up in the military.
He carried a revolver and throwing knife, but as you can see from the cover, he was experienced with ANY hand-held weapon, and had no compunction about using them against the enemy!

Created by Bill Everett, who was also conceived HydroMan, Amazing-Man, and Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner, The Conqueror rampaged thru all four issues of Victory Comics before the book's untimely cancellation just before Pearl Harbor!
He didn't return to comics until 2007, when he cameoed in Alex Ross' Project SuperPowers, where he's apparently deceased and his soul is now part of The American Spirit!

We at Atomic Kommie Comics™ appreciate the (unfortunately) short-lived patriotic hero, and digitally-restored and remastered his best Golden Age cover appearance as part of our Lost Heroes of the Golden Age of Comics™ line of kool kollectibles!
So give the Conqueror a shot...before he gives you one!

And, just a gentle reminder to pick up the Project SuperPowers comics, on sale now!
They're the best Golden Age revival books out there!

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