|Real name:||Harry "Tex" Thomson|
|First Appearance:||Action Comics #1 (June, 1938)|
|Created by:|| Ken Fitch|
|Affiliations:|| Formerly Justice Society of America|
Tex Thomson (sometimes called Tex Thompson) used the costumed identities of both Mr. America and Americommando. Thomson was a blonde haired Texas boy who abandoned a possible future as an oil baron to pursue a more adventurous lifestyle with his friend, Bob Daley. Their light-hearted thrill-seeking ended in 1940 when the Nazis sank an American liner carrying food to Europe. Thomson was watching over this liner and is presumed dead by the world at large. The disaster inspired him to don a patriotic costume, dye his hair black, and wield a whip to fight for his country as Mr. America. He also had a magic carpet for some time, which doubled as a cape. His friend Bob Daley also donned a costume and became his sidekick "Fatman."
World War IIEdit
Mr. America was a member of the All-Star Squadron, but his main contribution to the war effort was more clandestine. Thomson was asked by President Roosevelt himself to go to Nazi Germany and infiltrate the Gestapo. Thomson took on the identity of Hauptmann Riker and began his mission. His most frequent adversaries were Mister Ito (also known as the Little One), a German/Japanese diminutive assassin, and the Queen Bee. He worked for the Americans for several years behind enemy lines.
Thomson encountered Mr. Terrific during the bombing of Dresden and the two work together to save innocent German lives. After Thomson revealed to Mr. Terrific that there are no munitions factories in Dresden for the Allies to bomb, Thomson entered a burning building to save a small girl. The building collapsed around him and he was once again presumed dead.
Once again, Thomson managed to escape death. He later emerged to create the Hero Hotline organization. While leading this organization, Thomson went by the name the Coordinator. (He only appeared as a shadowy figure on a communication screen, so no one knew that it was Thomson.)
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Espionage: Well trained in espionage
- Skilled Fighter: fighting skills
- Magic Carpet/Cape
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-Two era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985-86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.