Super Duper Comics issue #3 was a one shot comic, published in Canada by F.K. Howard Publications, in May 1947. The feature story was Mr. Monster, who was created by Fred Kelly. After the Second World War ended Bell Features sold many of their characters, including Mr Monster to F.K. Howard Publications. Mr Monster's real name is Doctor Jim Stearne, and he is interested in supernatural beings, such as werewolves and vampires. As the introduction states:
'Fascinated by the study of these abnormal beings, young Doctor Jim Stearne has devoted his life to tracing down these creatures, and has become known throughout the medical world as Mr. Monster.'
In recent times the Mr Monster character has been revamped and given a new lease of life, by writer and artist Michael T. Gilbert.
Also in the pages of Super Duper Comics was, Nelvana of the Northern Lights, the first Canadian national superhero. She debuted in Hillborough Studio's Triumph-Adventure Comics issue #1, published in August 1941. Nelvana was also one of the first female superheroes. Nelvana of the Northern Lights was created by Adrian Dingle, who based the character on an Arctic legend of the daughter of Koliak, King of the Northern Lights.
Nelvana is a protector of the people of the North. Her mother was a mortal woman and her father was Koliak the Mighty, King of the Northern Lights. As a punishment for marrying a mortal the gods made Koliak invisible, however his spirit can still be seen in the form of the Northern Lights.
Nelvana uses the powers of her father and the Northern Lights to fight against Nazi agents.
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