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Sword


Name Sword (The)
A.K.A. n/a
Secret ID. Arthur Lake
Type Costumed Hero
Affiliation/Team Lancer
1st Appearance Captain Courageous Comics #6 (last issue)
Year 1942
Publisher Ace Magazines (Periodical House)
Country of origin USA

The son of John Lake, president of the Lake Aircraft company, Arthur Lake accompanied his father on a business trip to England, where Arthur found the tomb of King Arthur along with with his legendary blade, Excalibur, sheathed in a stone. He pulled the sword out of the stone, gaining superhuman powers and transforming from a teenager into an older superhero form. He is superhumanly strong but not invulnerable (perhaps because he lacks the legendary scabbard of Excalibur which protects from all wounds).

As "The Sword," he uses these powers to fight both the Nazis and the evil sorceress Morgana. He soon gained two sidekicks - his friend Lance Larter and a plant worker named Moe Lynn. Whenever Arthur transforms by drawing his sword, they gain powers of their own. Lance became the Lancer with similar powers as Sword, while Moe became the new Merlin.