Appearing in Better Comics published by Maple Leaf Publishing, he was created by Vernon Miller. Iron Man, not to be confused with Marvel Comic’s Iron Man who appeared some 22 years later, was the lone survivor of an underwater civilization that had been destroyed by an earthquake. He lived alone in a palace in a bubble city but would come to the surface world when called by the Major and his two young companions Jean and Ted to fight Nazi. He possessed great strength and was indestructible.
PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:
Content serial & Cover front Illus., Vernon Miller.:
Better Comics, 2-1, April/May 1942 “The Iron Man.” Car. Vernon Miller: 19-26.
Better Comics, 2-5, December/January1942: “The Iron Man.” Car. Vernon Miller: 29-34.
Guardians of the North: The National Superhero in Canadian Comic-Book Art. Writ., John Bell. National Archives of Canada, 1992: “Iron Man and Freelance”: 3 – 4. A catalogue for the exhibit of the same name.
Toronto Star, 1 Feb.1992: “The Great Canadian Superhero.” Writ., Henry Mietkiewicz.: J1+.
Illus., Vernon Miller. From Better Comics, 2-1, Apr.-May 1942: front cover.