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Even if it's absolutely easy to find out. Who was the first comic book superhero without a secret identity?

Super heroes only, comics only.

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    Marvel's first "super-hero", Namor, never had a secret identity that I know of, but I suspect there were earlier ones...
    – KutuluMike
    Aug 13, 2016 at 4:34
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    Pansy Yokum? Popeye?
    – user14111
    Aug 13, 2016 at 8:42
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    Comic books only? If the superhero appeared in a newspaper comic strip some time before appearing in a comic book, which date do we go by?
    – user14111
    Aug 13, 2016 at 8:57
  • The Fantastic Four all went by their real names, even Ben Grimm, who looked nothing like his old self after becoming the Thing. Aug 13, 2016 at 13:38

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I'd say Buck Rogers, in 1929. He is considered a super hero, had no secret identity, and he altough he appeared first in a book its comics came out soon after, as said in 1929.

If, anyway, you prefer something more "super" than "hero", then I'd say Doctor Occult, 1935, whom -if I remember correctly- just choose Doctor Occult as a "working name", not as a secret identity.

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    if Buck Rogers is considered to be a hero then it works. Thanks. Aug 13, 2016 at 15:52

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