I’ll be the biggest he-man in comics, The Rainbow!
Shortly after Superman invented the superhero and led, from 1939 till around 1942 when the superhero craze started to peter out, to dozes of other companies spiting out hundreds of other men in tights fighting crime and/evil, there were more than a few misfires.
One of the lamest had to be The Rainbow.
Jim Travis having read an issue of Acme Comics (funny you would think that would star Bugs Bunny) he decides that being a superhero would be swell, and that he would “get a costume and be the best He Man the comics ever saw.”
Of course what he should have seen was a psychiatrist, but you didn’t do that sort of thing in 1939, and you certainly didn’t do it in Arrow Comics # 3 where, after outfitting himself in one of the silliest superhero suits ever seen.
Slapping on a blue cape, red bare midriff bolero jacket, yellow gloves, and green tights (what no orange belt and indigo boots?) he set out to strike terror into the hearts of evil-doers and fashion coordinators as The Rainbow.
This was The Rainbow’s one and only appearance.
Hmmm… I wonder, if Arrow Comics and The Rainbow had gone past issue # 3 would his girlfriend have become the Golden-Age Hit Girl?