Fawcett's Invisible Man not being invisible

Invisible Man

(Fawcett comics)


This obscure character appeared but once in a forgettable 1941 story. He’s not a bad example if you need a stock, minor Golden Age  villain for a story.

But maybe he had other appearances and nobody realised. Since he’s invisible.


  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Midtown.


Powers and Abilities

He can turn invisible. The source of this power is never explained.

He might have technological and scientific skills. But he seems more like a dumb gangster who may have forced some other scientist to hand over such a discovery.

He has a small criminal crew to help him.


AFAIK, this Invisible Man only appeared in America’s Greatest Comics #1. There, he began a crime spree that Bulletman was helpless to stop.

Eventually, Bulletman and Bulletgirl disguised themselves as old folks and hitched a ride with a gold bullion carrying truck. This was to guard it from the Invisible Man.

Despite their presence, the Invisible Man stole the truck. However, they were able to track one of his goons back to their secret lair. The Bullets smashed through the mountainside, thrashed the gang, and defeated the Invisible Man by turning out the lights.


None. He’s invisible. 🙂

Well, when he’s not invisible, he looks like a normal guy in a suit and hat. He may have been intended to be Asian though – it’s not clear on some panels.


“Nobody can catch me—I’m the Invisible Man !”

DC Universe History

In the post-Crisis Universe, the Invisible Man would easily have remained a Bulletman and Bulletgirl foe.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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The Invisible Man

Dex: 03 Str: 02 Bod: 02 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 04 Occupation: Gang boss
Inf: 03 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 04
Init: 010 HP: 035

Invisibility: 12

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Invisibility only works in reasonably well-lit areas because it works by bending light.
  • Furthermore, there is a strange glow surrounding him whenever he becomes visible (or partially visible).

Vehicles (land)*: 03, Weaponry*: 03

HQ (confined: interior of mountain).

Handgun [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo 07, R#3].

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: Golden Age Fawcett Comics, which might be considered DCU.

Helper(s): Sébastien Andrivet.