Alex Schomburg  did some cool robot covers.  One of the best was Mystery Comics #3 from publisher Better / Nedor / Standard / Pines that was printed October 1944.

The cover features Brad Spencer, aka Wonderman.  He gained superpowers from being exposed to lightning hot voltage emitting from a “secret current.” This happenstance resulted in Brad gaining superpowers of invulnerability (becoming as hard as steel) and super strength.  He was also super intelligent. Brad built the world’s most powerful telescope and, using a “Vacuum Spiral device,” was able to travel large distances across space in minutes. His arch enemies included Lilith, Dr. Voodoo and the Immortal Emperor. His girlfriend was Carol Paige,  who also occasionally wore a mask to become Wondergirl.

Golden Age Appearances:

  • Complete Book of Comics and Funnies #1
  • Mystery Comics #1-9
  • Wonder Comics #9-20