Nature Boy, no. 3

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Title

Nature Boy, no. 3

Description

Even though it is numbered as issue #3, this is the first issue of Nature Boy. Issues #1 and #2 were titled Danny Blaze, and featured stories about a heroic firefighter. Charlton Comics' Nature Boy would last only 3 issues, before changing names again to the children's humor title Li'L Rascal Twins. Nature Boy was written by Jerry Siegel, the co-creator of Superman in the 1930s, and John Buscema, who would become a longtime Marvel Comics artist. In this issue, Nature Boy's origin story is revealed. As a small child, David Crandall is lost at sea during a storm. He is rescued by a group of god-like rulers, who give him powers over sea, wind, fire, earth, love, sky, electricity, and cold. Nature Boy uses his "staggering powers for the triumph of good and right living!"

Publisher

Date

Contributor

Fago, Al (Editor)
Buscema, John (Penciler & Inker)

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

natureboy_003_cover.jpg

Citation

“Nature Boy, no. 3,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT Libraries, accessed September 25, 2021, https://cary-exhibits.rit.edu/items/show/211.