Destroying Demon

Created by Harry Francis Campbell

NAME + ALIASES:
Bruce Blackburn

KNOWN RELATIVES:
None

GROUP AFFILIATIONS:
US Military

FIRST APPEARANCE:
As Bruce: Feature Comics #32 (May 1940)
As the Demon:
Feature Comics #39-40

APPEARANCES:
Feature Comics #32–56 (May 1940–May 1942)

+ History

Bruce Blackburn, and the Destroying Demon. From Feature #35 and #39 (1940). Art by Harry Francis Campbell.

Bruce Blackburn was one of three regular adventurers who took super-brief forays into costumed heroing (the others being Chic Carter and Wings Wendall). The name of this feature was “Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy.” In his first adventure, Captain Bruce Blackburn and his double, Lieutenant Jackson, faked their own deaths by placing two medical school corpses into a car, lighting it up, and pushing it off a cliff. This was necessary because someone had leaked Blackburn’s picture to the newspapers. To hide their identities, it was necessary to visit a plastic surgeon. Dr. Bland changed both Blackburn’s and Jackson’s features so they were now different from their originals, and both men could now pass for identical twins. Using an antique store as a front for their espionage, they caught the man who’d blown their covers. (Feature #32)


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+ Powers

The Destroying Demon had no super-human powers.